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2013-04-15 08:29
 
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Los Angeles - With a cast of superheroes and villains, The Avengers beat out its competitors to become the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards.

The action romp won three awards on Sunday, including the top prize, movie of the year.

"What's the opposite of humbled? We're Biebered to be standing here," said Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon as he accepted the final golden popcorn trophy. "This is the award that means the most to me. I am so grateful and very excited for 2015; we're going to bring you Avengers 2."

The Avengers also won best fight and best villain for actor Tom Hiddleston.

Double winners

Bradley Cooper and show host Rebel Wilson were each double winners. Cooper won the first prize of the night for his performance in Silver Linings Playbook and returned to the stage to accept best kiss honours for his smooch with co-star Jennifer Lawrence in that film.

Lawrence, who won the Oscar for her role in Playbook, was also a double winner, though she wasn't on hand. In addition to the kiss award, she won the golden popcorn for her performance.

Jamie Foxx was a double winner, too. He shared the best WTF moment award with Samuel L Jackson for their scenes together in Django Unchained, and later thanked his daughter, parents and siblings in the audience as he accepted the Generation Award for his career in film.

Foxx stars in June's White House Down.

Wilson, who opened and closed the show wearing Iron Man-style armour, won breakthrough performance for her work in Pitch Perfect and shared in the film's award for best musical moment.
Its stars, including Brittany Snow and Skylar Astin, opened the show with a mash-up medley.

Other musical acts were Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Selena Gomez, who debuted her new song, Come and Get It, with a Bollywood-inspired performance.

New footage

The MTV Movie Awards are as much about the anticipated movies of the upcoming summer season as they are about the finest films of last year. Fans vote online for the winners in traditional and irreverent categories such as best fight, best kiss and best shirtless performance.

Twilight heartthrob Taylor Lautner won the shirtless award.

The show also included new footage from next month's Iron Man 3 and the world premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire trailer, introduced by one of its stars, Liam Hemsworth.

Stars from other summer films- including Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto from the Star Trek sequel and Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez from the Fast & Furious franchise - appeared as presenters during the ceremony.

Other presenters included Brad Pitt, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Snoop Dogg/Lion and Kim Kardashian.

Trailblazer Award

Hollywood has increasingly used the fan-driven MTV Movie Awards as a platform to promote its summer product. This year, the show was moved up from June to April to incorporate the entire blockbuster season, which begins in early May.

Emma Watson, a star of this summer's The Bling Ring, received the Trailblazer Award.

Will Ferrell wore a three-piece suit covered in dollar bills to accept the Comedic Genius Award from Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage.

"For those of you sitting here tonight who don't think I'm funny, I'll be happy to fight you in the parking lot after the show," said Ferrell, who is currently at work on Anchorman 2, slated for release later this year.

The full list of 2013 MTV Movie Awards winners:

Movie of the Year
Marvel's The Avengers

Best Male Performance
Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook

Best Female Performance
Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook

Best WTF Moment
Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson - Django Unchained

Best Shirtless Performance
Taylor Lautner - Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Best Kiss
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook

Best Villain
Tom Hiddleston - The Avengers

Best Musical Moment
Pitch Perfect

Best Breakthrough Performance
Rebel Wilson - Pitch Perfect

Best Onscreen Duo
Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane - Ted

Best Fight
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs. Tom Hiddleston - The Avengers

The Trailblazer Award
Emma Watson

The Generation Award
Jamie Foxx

The Comedic Genius Award
Will Ferrell

Best Scared As Sh** Performance
Life of Pi

Best Hero
Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


- AP

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