MTV Movie Awards honor most popular actors



Kevin Hart attends the 2015 MTV Movie Awards with his children Heaven and Hendrix on April 12, 2015 at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (Patrick McMullan Co./Sipa USA/TNS)

Tiffany Wade, Reporter

The 2015 MTV Movie Awards Show started off with a bang in Los Angeles honoring the best actors and actresses of this year’s movies. The host, Amy Schumer, began the show with what the audience believed to be a reliably hilarious opening video segment. Afterwards she came onto the stage to a song, failed at archery and then introduced herself following with jokes.

“Half of you know who I am, half of you think I’m Meghan Trainor,” Schumer said in her monologue.

The first award of the night started off with Shailene Woodley receiving the title of Best Female Performance for The Fault in Our Stars. In her speech she thanked John Green for producing the story and claimed he “changed the lives of millions of people around the world”.

“You changed mine,” Green said in response to Woodley.

She was later presented with the Trailblazer award by Miles Teller, who gave a speech about Woodley that left her to tears.

“A trailblazer is somebody who breaks the mold, they said and that is absolutely Shailene,” Teller said. “It’s not really about fame or fortune. She maintains the person that she is.”

The Best Comedic Performance went to Channing Tatum for his role in 22 Jump Street. He was up against Chris Pratt for Guardians of the Galaxy, Rose Byrne for Neighbors, Chris Rock for Top Five, and Kevin Hart for The Wedding Ringer. The speech that followed consisted of just a few simple words.

“It’s unfair for me to get an award for just getting to hang out with my buddy Jonah [Hill]. Appreciate y’all,” Tatum said.

Kevin Hart accepted his Comedic Genius award with his children. His speech moved the audience by thanking his fiancé Eniko Parrish, thanking his ex-wife Torrei Hart for giving him his two beautiful children and thanking his son and daughter. He also thanked his friends, his Hartbeat Productions Company along with his fans.

After strutting out on stage to the song Back in Black, Robert Downey Jr. accepted his Generation Award with his Avengers cast mates who got down on one knee while presenting the award in honor of his accomplishment. His speech captured the audience just as much as his entrance onto the stage.

“Thirty-four years have passed since the birth of MTV. I’ve grown up. I’ve struggled. I’ve failed. I’ve succeeded. I’ve partied way too much,” Downey said. “Dream big. Work hard. Keep your nose clean. Be of service. And in any way you can, define your generation.”

While Dylan O’Brien was not present for the award show this year, he won the title of Breakthrough Performance for his role as Thomas in The Maze Runner. He also gained the titles of Best Hero and Best Fight also for The Maze Runner within the night. His co-star Will Poulter, who played Gally, shared the Best Fight title with O’Brien for the thriller. He also received awards for Breakthrough Performance and Best Kiss for We Are the Millers.

Along with the reward presentations, singing performances consisted of different music genres. The widely-known pop punk band Fall Out Boy came out on the stage with their lead single Centuries from their latest album American Beauty/American Psycho. Charli XCX who produces songs with a variety of genres but mainly sings pop punk performed Drop The Kitty, which was released in February along with the music video. The crowd cheered when Vin Diesel sang his version of the tribute song called See You Again to Paul Walker. Afterwards he spoke with a reporter of his co-worker and friend.

“It’s a beautiful thing and it’s bittersweet of course, but it’s the fact that the world embraced it and the fact that the world really just allowed it to be Paul’s legacy and kind of shared that moment with us and allowed it to honor him the way they did, it’s just a beautiful thing,” Diesel said of the fans mourning and appreciating Walker.

To end the awards show off, the final award for the Best Movie of the Year Award was granted to The Fault in Our Stars. John Green happily accepted the award and gave an especially long speech to express his thankfulness.

“I had nothing to do with the making of this movie, but I was the first one to the microphone. I wrote the book,” Green said. “I just want to thank Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort for becoming Hazel and Gus so beautifully. I love you Shailene. These people are such a gift to my life.”