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The Golden Popcorn Goes To…

The 2015 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Amy Schumer, aired on April 12 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angles. The winners of 14 categories were presented with a golden popcorn award for their work in the movie industry. Three additional awards were given out to special individuals.

Schumer took center stage in the Nokia Theatre with her controversial opening monologue, proving that she was all-in to hosting this year. According to some viewers, Schumer took many risks with her opener, making jokes about “Gone Girl”.

“If you didn’t see it, it’s the story of what one crazed white woman — or all Latinas — do if you cheat on them,” Schumer said.

Although the ratings dropped because of Shumer’s chancy opening, the night was still enjoyable as the casts and crews of all the amazing movies produced throughout the year received their praises.

The first award of the night went to the winner of Movie of The Year. There were eight nominees, including “Mockingjay Part 1” and “American Sniper.” However, “The Fault in Our Stars,” TFIOS, took the golden popcorn.

TFIOS won in two more categories: Best Kiss and Best Female Performance. Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley won the popcorn for Best Kiss and Woodley dominated the competition for Best Female Performance. In her acceptance speech, Woodley honored John Green, author of TFIOS, making him cry with her words of gratitude.

“[John Green’s] words will transcend time because they transcend any age. There’s not one single demographic that won’t be affected by the wisdom and the compassion and the beauty that he laces into every single thing that he does in his life,” said Woodley.

The next award given out was for Best Male Performance. Bradley Cooper edged out four other nominees, such as Channing Tatum, Miles Teller and Elgort, for his work in “American Sniper”.

Jennifer Lopez reined in the golden popcorn for Best Scared as S**t Performance for “The Boy Next Door”.  Channing Tatum congratulated Lopez on her win in a very interesting way. In anticipation for the sequel of “Magic Mike,” Lopez dared Tatum and his co-stars to give a preview of their moves. Upon request, the actor started twerking on stage.

However, Tatum did more than just twerk. He also was given a golden popcorn award for Best Comedic Performance, representing “22 Jump Street”.

“Look, it’s unfair for me to get an award for just getting to hang out with my buddy Jonah [Hill]. We got to do it twice, so I’m just super thankful. Thank you guys for watching it truly, it’s all because of ya’ll,” said Tatum while accepting his award.

“Gone Girl” actress Rosamund Pike was a nominee for Best Villain. However, Meryl Streep was recognized as the true winner of the Best Villain category for her “Into the Woods” role as an evil witch.

TFIOS had a chance at another award when Elgort was nominated for Best Breakthrough Performance; however, Dylan O’Brien won with his performance in the “The Maze Runner.” O’Brien also took home awards for Best Hero and Best Fight, with Will Poulter.

Other movies that won more than one category were “Neighbors” and “Mockingjay Part 1”. Zac Efron was credited with Best Shirtless Performance and Best WTF Moment was awarded to Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen. The last award given to “Neighbors” was for Efron and Dave Franco in the Best On-Screen Duo category. Best Musical Moment and Best On-Screen Transformation were both received by the cast and crew of “Mockingjay Part 1”.

Finally, the winners of the special awards were announced. Miles Teller presented Shailene Woodley with her Trailblazer Award. The Comedic Genius Award was won by Kevin Hart. Robert Downey, Jr. was joined by his co-stars of “Avengers” when he was given the MTV Generation Award.

“Dream big,” said Downey while accepting his prize.

Countless viewers were inspired by this. His speech proved that the goal of the program was not just to reward the winners, but also to motivate and encourage all the viewers to chase their aspirations.

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