'Hunger Games, 'Potter' lead at MTV Movie Awards
Paris Hilton arrives at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, June 3, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fan votes — not just the odds — are in "The Hunger Games" favor at the MTV Movie Awards.
The dystopian survival saga is escaping from Sunday's 21st annual extravaganza with the most golden popcorn-shaped trophies, including best fight and best on-screen transformation. "Hunger Games" stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson were also honored for the best female and male performances.
"I've wanted to hold a golden popcorn since I was 4 years old," beamed Hutcherson.
"Hunger Games" hasn't totally decimated the competition. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2" won the prizes for best cast and best hero, while "Twilight" stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson won the best kiss award for the fourth year in a row. A solo Stewart accepted the trophy.
"God, Rob's not here, you guys. I don't really know what to do," said Stewart, who pretended to make out with herself.
The live, fan-favorite ceremony is hosted by bawdy actor-comedian Russell Brand. He opened the show by poking fun of Michael Fassbender's full-frontal endowment in "Shame" and Kim Kardashian's short-lived marriage, which he acknowledged was hypocritical. Brand filed for divorce last year from pop superstar Katy Perry, who performed at the Brand-hosted MTV Video Music Awards in 2009, after 14 months of marriage.
In this publicity image provided by Universal Pictures, from left, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig are shown in a scene from "Bridesmaids." "Bridesmaids" and "The Hunger Games" are battling for the most buckets of golden popcorn at the MTV Movie Awards. The raunchy comedy and survival saga are the top nominees at Sunday's 21st annual extravaganza with eight nods apiece. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Suzanne Hanover)
"Tonight, I'm gonna keep my eyes peeled for my next wife," joked Brand. "Fasssssbender!"
Other winners Sunday included Shailene Woodley for breakthrough performance for "The Descendants" and Jennifer Aniston as best on-screen dirtbag for "Horrible Bosses."
MTV is owned by Viacom Inc.
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