‘Fault in Our Stars,’ Wood­ley win big at MTV film awards

The China Post - - ARTS - BY LIND­SEY BAHR

Vin Diesel sang, Chan­ning Ta­tum danced and Zac Efron showed off his toned abs yet again as the best shirt­less win­ner for the sec­ond year in a row at Sun­day’s MTV Movie Awards.

“This is def­i­nitely not the Os­cars,” said “22 Jump Street” star Jil­lian Bell as she ar­rived for MTV’s 24th an­nual ir­rev­er­ent treat­ment on Hol­ly­wood award shows.

In ad­di­tion to such cheeky, fan-voted hon­ors as best kiss and best shirt­less per­for­mance, the awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los An­ge­les also served as an unof­fi­cial pro­mo­tional plat­form for the up­com­ing block­buster sea­son.

Al­most at odds with the raunchy spirit of the show, the big win­ner of the evening was the teen tear­jerker “The Fault in Our Stars,” which got the Golden Pop­corn stat­uette for best movie of the year as well as mul­ti­ple wins for star Shai­lene Wood­ley.

Other win­ners in­cluded Bradley Cooper, Chan­ning Ta­tum and Jen­nifer Lopez, as well as Jen­nifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep, who were not in at­ten­dance.

Wood­ley, who picked up the award for best fe­male per­for­mance in “The Fault in Our Stars” in ad­di­tion to the Trail­blazer Award and best kiss honor (with Ansel El­gort), gave an emo­tional speech ded­i­cated to the book’s au­thor, John Green.

“He gave this world a beau­ti­ful master­piece,” she said di­rectly to Green, who was seated in the au­di­ence. Wood­ley said that the book changed her life when she read it and that his words will tran­scend the test of time.

In an­other poignant mo­ment, Cooper, who won best male per­for­mance for por­tray­ing the late Chris Kyle in “Amer­i­can Sniper,” thanked the au­di­ence for mak­ing the film such a big suc­cess and bring­ing at­ten­tion to the plight of the sol­diers.

“Chris Kyle would have turned 41 four days ago. Chris, this is for you,” said Cooper.

But it was hard to be uni­formly gra­cious when cat­e­gories in­clude other wacky awards like best vil­lain (Streep for “Into the Woods”), and best WTF mo­ment (Rose Byrne and Seth Ro­gen for “Neigh­bors”).

Kevin Hart, who was the tar­get of many siz­ere­lated jokes through­out the night, brought his kids on stage to ac­cept the comedic ge­nius award. “I do it all for them,” he said. “I’m try­ing to leave a le­gacy be­hind.”

Host Amy Schumer set the tone at the out­set, pok­ing fun at MTV, Hil­lary Clin­ton and even Har­ri­son Ford.

“This is go­ing to be the party of the year. I just hope Har­ri­son Ford doesn’t crash it,” Schumer said, re­fer­ring to the ac­tor’s re­cent plane mishap.

In one of the most en­er­getic mo­ments of the show, Robert Downey Jr. brought his fel­low Avengers to their knees while ac­cept­ing the Gen­er­a­tion Award.

Fel­low Cast Falls to Knees

Cast mates Scar­lett Jo­hans­son, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruf­falo and Jeremy Ren­ner all took the stage to present their costar with the award, which Downey called “the recog­ni­tion I so de­sire.” They then fell to their knees as Downey talked about his mem­o­ries of the first MTV Movie Awards, and “claw­ing” his way to the top.

“I par­tied way too much. I’ve squan­dered, re­sisted, re­pented,” he said, im­plor­ing the au­di­ence to “dream big, work hard, keep your nose clean.”

But the real fo­cus was on what’s com­ing up at the mul­ti­plex this sum­mer. The Movie Awards’ 2013, host Rebel Wil­son, and her “Pitch Per­fect” co-stars in­tro­duced a new clip from their up­com­ing se­quel.

The team be­hind “Pa­per Towns,” an adapta- tion of John Green’s novel, de­buted a new clip as well.

Of course, there was also an agenda be­hind Downey’s ac­co­lade: the pro­mo­tion of “Ul­tron.” The “Iron Man” star in­tro­duced a new clip from the Marvel block­buster, which bows May 1.

Even host Schumer had a film to pro­mote: “Train­wreck,” a re­la­tion­ship com­edy with Bill Hader from direc­tor Judd Apa­tow that Schumer wrote and stars in.

“Go see my movie ‘Train­wreck,’ I think that’s the big­gest les­son we’ve all learned here tonight,” said Schumer as she closed the show.

AP

(Above) From left: Mark Ruf­falo, Scar­lett Jo­hans­son, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Ren­ner and Chris Evans present Robert Downey Jr. with the gen­er­a­tion award at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los An­ge­les on Sun­day, April 12.

(Right) Kevin Hart, right, ap­pears on stage with his kids Hen­drix Hart, left, and Heaven Hart as he ac­cepts the comedic ge­nius award at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los An­ge­les on Sun­day.

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