'The Avengers' Takes Top Prize at MTV Movie Awards

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) - With a cast of superheroes and villains, "The Avengers" beat out its competitors to become the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards in Culver City.

The action romp won three awards Sunday, including the top prize, movie of the year. "The Avengers" also won best fight and best villain for actor Tom Hiddleston.

Bradley Cooper and show host Rebel Wilson were each double winners at the ceremony. Cooper won the first prize of the night for his performance in "Silver Linings Playbook" and returned to the stage to accept best kiss honors 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 Sunday. In addition to the kiss award, she won the golden popcorn for her performance, but the prize wasn't presented on camera.

Wilson, who opened and closed the show wearing Iron Man-style armor, won breakthrough performance for her work in "Pitch Perfect" and shared in the film's award for best musical moment.


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