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Jun042012

"The Hunger Games" the Top Winner at MTV Movie Awards

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif.) -- The Hunger Games ate up the competition at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night, collecting four golden popcorn trophies, the most of any film.

The blockbuster flick received the awards for best female and male performance for stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, respectively.  It also earned the prizes for best fight and best on-screen transformation, the latter for Elizabeth Banks' role as Effie Trinket.

The Hunger Games entered the ceremony tied with Bridesmaids as the leading nominee, with eight nods apiece.

The Hunger Games did not claim the top award, movie of the year.  Instead, it went to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1, which also won best kiss.

Jennifer Aniston picked up the brand-new on-screen dirtbag award for her performance in the comedy Horrible Bosses.

Johnny Depp accepted the Generation Award for his career achievements, and also performed with the rock band The Black Keys.  Emma Stone was presented with the inaugural Trailblazer Award.

The MTV Movie Awards were hosted by Russell Brand, who referenced his ex-wife, pop star Katy Perry, during his monologue.  Noting that he began his relationship with Perry after they met at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, which he also hosted, the British comedian said he was going to keep his "eyes peeled" for his next wife.  He then yelled out the name of actor Michael Fassbender, whose nude appearance in Shame inspired numerous jokes by Brand.  

Here are the winners of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, held Sunday night at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif.:

Movie of the Year
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1

Best Male Performance
Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games

Best Female Performance
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games

Breakthrough Performance
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Best Cast
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Best On-Screen Transformation
Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games

Best Fight
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig, The Hunger Games

Best Kiss
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1

Best Gut-Wrenching Performance
Bridesmaids (Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McClendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper)

Best Comedic Performance
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids

Best Hero
Harry Potter

Best On-Screen Dirtbag
Jennifer Aniston, Horrible Bosses

Best Music
"Party Rock Anthem," LMFAO, 21 Jump Street

Generation Award
Johnny Depp

Trailblazer Award
Emma Stone

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