“The Hunger Games,” the dystopian film based on the first book in Suzanne Collins’ best-selling trilogy, won a leading four golden popcorn trophies at Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards.
Hosted by Russell Brand, the 21st annual fan-voted awards show spread the love around to three favorite teen-driven franchises: “The Hunger Games,” Harry Potter and “Twilight.”
“The Hunger Games” won best fight for the film’s final three-way battle pitting heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and ruthless career tribute Cato (Alexander Ludwig), according to the Associated Press. Lawrence and Hutcherson also received the best female and male performances, while Elizabeth Banks earned best on-screen transformation for her over-the-top makeover into Capitol representative Effie Trinket.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2,” last year’s final film in the billion-dollar franchise, won prizes for best cast and best hero for the title character, played by Daniel Radcliffe.
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1″ won for movie of the year, while “Twilight” stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson earned the best kiss trophy for the fourth straight year.
“Bridesmaids” also received two awards: best gut-wrenching performance for the scene in which the ladies battled food poisoning and Melissa McCarthy for best comedic performance award.
Also, Shailene Woodley won best breakthrough performance for “The Descendants,” Jennifer Aniston got best on-screen dirtbag for “Horrible Bosses” and LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” from “21 Jump Street” earned best music.
The inaugural Trailblazer Award was given presented to “The Amazing Spider-Man” star Emma Stone, since the “Zombie-slaying, ‘Superbad’-ass comedienne … isn’t just blazing a trail, she’s leaving a footprint.”
In lieu of a wordy acceptance speech for his MTV Generation Award, the show’s version of a lifetime achievement trophy, Johnny Depp performed with The Black Keys. Steven Tyler and Joe Perry presented the award to the 48-year-old “Pirates of the Caribbean” star, who accompanied The Black Keys on guitar for “Gold on the Ceiling” and “Lonely Boy.”
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And check out the videos of Depp’s acceptance speech and performance with The Black Keys: