Rebel Wilson of 'Perfect Pitch' hosts MTV Movie Awards (+video)
Rebel Wilson was the comedic host of the MTV Movie Awards Sunday. Rebel Wilson also won two awards for her performance in 'Perfect Pitch.'
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"The Avengers" won three awards, including the top prize, movie of the year. "Silver Linings Playbook" also collected three awards. Several stars, including show host Rebel Wilson, won a pair of prizes.
Rebel Wilson, who opened and closed the show wearing Iron Man-style armor, won the Breakthrough Performance for her work in "Pitch Perfect" and shared in the film's award for Best Musical Moment. Its stars, including Brittany Snow and Skylar Astin, opened the show with a mash-up medley.
"I was a bit surprised they asked me to host, and so was MTV -- they thought I was Adele," Wilson joked.
"Avengers" writer-director Joss Whedon said as he accepted the top prize Sunday: "What's the opposite of humbled? We're Biebered to be standing here... This is the award that means the most to me. I am so grateful and very excited for 2015; we're going to bring you 'Avengers 2.'"
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"The Avengers" also won best fight and best villain for actor Tom Hiddleston.
"Silver Linings Playbook" won best performance for stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence and best kiss for the on-screen smooch they share. Cooper accepted his award and the kiss prize. Lawrence was not at Sunday's ceremony.
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. Its stars, including Brittany Snow and Skylar Astin, opened the show with a mash-up medley.
The MTV Movie Awards are as much about the anticipated movies of the upcoming summer season as they are about the finest films of last year. Fans vote online for the winners in traditional and irreverent categories such as best fight, best kiss and best shirtless performance.