Date: 11th April 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes top MTV Movie award.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was named movie of the year at the 25th MTV Movie Awards on Saturday.

The film was nominated for 11 awards going into the Los Angeles ceremony, but only won three including prizes for its stars Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver.

Following on from his Oscar win in February, Leonardo DiCaprio won best male performance for his role in The Revenant.
Mad Max: Fury Road's Charlize Theron won best female performance.

Will Smith was given the MTV Generation award, recognising his film career. Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry, who presented Smith with his award, praised the star as "a champion for diversity in Hollywood".

"He blazes a path for actors by showing that someone of any colour can play any role, and can open any movie and win any award and be the biggest freaking movie star in the whole world," she said.

Accepting his award, Smith joked the honour was "code for the old dude award".

He added: "This is absolutely beautiful. I released my first record when I was 17. I'm 47 years old now. This June marks 30 years in this business."

British actress Ridley beat her Star Wars co-star John Boyega to win the breakthrough performance award, while Driver was voted best villain for his role in the franchise.

Source: Press Release



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