LOS ANGELES: Space Opera Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, taking best film and breakthrough performance for its star Daisy Ridley.
It also scooped best villain for Adam Driver’s turn as the nefarious Kylo Ren, although Ridley lost out in the best hero category to Jennifer Lawrence, recognized for her role in the final Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay Part Two.
Leonardo DiCaprio took best male performance for The Revenant, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s epic tale of survival and revenge, which won the filmmaker and his star Oscars in February.
Charlize Theron took the honor in the female category for her turn as rebel soldier Imperator Furiosa in George Miller’s post-apocalyptic action movie Mad Max: Fury Road.
The awards, which have been taking a sideways look at Hollywood since 1992, honor films and their actors with “golden popcorn” statuettes.
The nominees are decided by producers and MTV executives, while the winners are decided by the public, who vote online.