(CULVER CITY, Calif.) — Nearly a year after its release, Marvel’s The Avengers proved to be the big winner at Sunday’s 2013 MTV Movie Awards.
The superhero film claimed three golden popcorn trophies in all, including movie of the year. The winner was announced by Brad Pitt at a ceremony broadcast from Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif.
The Avengers also received awards for best fight and best villain for Tom Hiddleston, who played Loki.
Host Rebel Wilson picked up two awards herself: best breakthrough performance and best musical moment, both for Pitch Perfect. She shared the latter with her castmates, who helped her perform a musical number during her opening monologue.
Wilson kicked off the broadcast with a pre-recorded intro featuring James Franco in which she flew to the ceremony in an Iron Man costume.
Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx were also among the double winners.
Foxx accepted the Generation Award; Will Ferrell was given the first-ever Comedic Genius Award; and Emma Watson was presented with the Trailblazer Award.
The telecast also featured a new preview of Iron Man 3, the premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire trailer, and musical performances by Selena Gomez and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
Here are the winners:
Movie Of The Year
Marvel’s The Avengers
Best Female Performance
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Male Performance
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect
Best Scared-As-S**T Performance
Suraj Sharma, Life of Pi
Best On-Screen Duo
Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane as Ted, Ted
Best Shirtless Performance
Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs. Tom Hiddleston, Marvel’s The Avengers
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Best WTF Moment
Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson, “Candieland Gets Smoked” in Django Unchained
Tom Hiddleston, Marvel’s The Avengers
Best Musical Moment
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean and Hana Mae Lee, Pitch Perfect
Comedic Genius Award
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