Box-office smash The Hunger Games fought off rivals to pick-up four of the eight gongs it was nominated for at this year’s MTV Movie Awards.
The Gary Ross directed film, based on the novel of the same, won awards for ‘best fight’ and ‘best on-screen transformation’, while its stars Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence picked up awards for best male and best female respectively.
The latest instalment of the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn Part 1, picked up the coveted ‘movie of the year award’, which was voted for by fans while the ceremony took place on Sunday night. The film’s win marks the fourth successive year that a Twilight film has won the best movie award.
Johnny Depp received the MTV Generation Award, the ceremony’s version of a lifetime achievement gong, in honour of a career that has spanned three decades. The Pirates of the Caribbean star joked "It's like the 'get out of the business award' because you've done too much," before going on to perform with rock’n’roll band The Black Keys.
Other big winners on the night included Bridesmaids, which picked up awards for ‘best comedic performance’ by Melissa McCarthy and ‘best-gut wrenching performance’ for its food poisoning scene, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, which won ‘best cast’ and ‘best hero’, and Jennifer Aniston, whose role in Horrible Bosses saw her pick up the ‘best on-screen dirtbag’ award.
Russell Brand hosted the ceremony, which took place at Universal City in Los Angeles, and made jokes about Justin Bieber, Charlie Sheen, John Travolta, Kanye West and Michael Fassbender, as well as his short-lived marriage to Katy Perry.
The full list of 2012 MTV Movie Award winners is:
Movie of the Year
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1
Best Male Performance
Josh Hutcherson (as Peeta Mellark) – The Hunger Games
Best Female Performance
Jennifer Lawrence (as Katniss Everdeen) – The Hunger Games
Shailene Woodley (as Alex King) – The Descendants
Best Comedic Performance
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO (21 Jump Street)
Best On-Screen Transformation
Elizabeth Banks (as Effie Trinket) – The Hunger Games
Best Gut-Wrenching Performance
Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Ellie Kemper – Bridesmaids
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig – The Hunger Games
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Best On-Screen Dirt Bag
Jennifer Aniston – Horrible Bosses
Harry Potter – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
MTV Generation Award
MTV Trailblazer Award
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