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'Django' stars, 'Avengers' win big at MTV Movie Awards

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  • Host Rebel Wilson and the cast of "Pitch Perfect" perform onstage at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday April 14, 2013.

      Host Rebel Wilson and the cast of "Pitch Perfect" perform onstage at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday April 14, 2013.
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  • Fom left, actor Chris Evans, director Joss Whedon, actor Tom Hiddleston winners of the award for best fight for "The Avengers" pose with actor Samuel L. Jackson, winner of the award for best WTF moment for "Django Unchained" backstage at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday April 14, 2013.

      Fom left, actor Chris Evans, director Joss Whedon, actor Tom Hiddleston winners of the award for best fight for "The Avengers" pose with actor Samuel L. Jackson, winner of the award for best WTF moment for "Django Unchained" backstage at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday April 14, 2013.
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  • Actors Jamie Foxx, left, and Samuel L. Jackson pose with their award for best WTF moment for "Django Unchained." Below right, Will Ferrell has a little fun with her comedic genius award. Below left, actors Melissa McCarthy and Bradley Cooper are all smiles after Cooper's win for best male performance.

      Actors Jamie Foxx, left, and Samuel L. Jackson pose with their award for best WTF moment for "Django Unchained." Below right, Will Ferrell has a little fun with her comedic genius award. Below left, actors Melissa McCarthy and Bradley Cooper are all smiles after Cooper's win for best male performance.

  • Will Ferrell poses with the comedic genius award backstage at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday April 14, 2013.

      Will Ferrell poses with the comedic genius award backstage at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday April 14, 2013.
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  • Bradley Cooper accepts the award for best kiss for "Silver Linings Playbook" at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday April 14, 2013.

      Bradley Cooper accepts the award for best kiss for "Silver Linings Playbook" at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday April 14, 2013.
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  • Rebel Wilson accepts the award Sunday night for breakthrough performance for "Pitch Perfect" at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif. Wilson also played host of the annual awards show.

      Rebel Wilson accepts the award Sunday night for breakthrough performance for "Pitch Perfect" at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif. Wilson also played host of the annual awards show.
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  • IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR MTV - Actors Melissa McCarthy and Bradley Cooper winner of the award for best male performance for "Silver Ling Playbook" backstage at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday April 14, 2013. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for MTV/AP Images)

      IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR MTV - Actors Melissa McCarthy and Bradley Cooper winner of the award for best male performance for "Silver Ling Playbook" backstage at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday April 14, 2013. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for MTV/AP Images)

 
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LOS ANGELES -- With a cast of superheroes and villains, "The Avengers" beat out its competitors to become the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards.

The action romp won three awards Sunday, including the top prize, movie of the year.

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"What's the opposite of humbled? We're Biebered to be standing here," said "Avengers" writer-director Joss Whedon as he accepted the final golden popcorn trophy. "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.'"

"The Avengers" also won best fight and best villain for actor Tom Hiddleston.

Bradley Cooper and show host Rebel Wilson were each double winners at the ceremony at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. Cooper won the first prize of the night for his performance in "Silver Linings Playbook" and returned to the stage to accept best kiss honors for his smooch with co-star Jennifer Lawrence in that film.

Lawrence, who won the Oscar for her role in "Playbook," was also a double winner, though she wasn't on hand Sunday. In addition to the kiss award, she won the golden popcorn for her performance, but the prize wasn't presented on camera.

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.

Other musical acts were Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Selena Gomez, who debuted her new song, "Come and Get It," with a Bollywood-inspired performance.

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.

"Twilight" heartthrob Taylor Lautner won the shirtless award.

The show also included new footage from next month's "Iron Man 3" and the world premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" trailer, introduced by one of its stars, Liam Hemsworth.

Emma Watson, a star of this summer's "The Bling Ring," received the Trailblazer Award.

Will Ferrell wore a three-piece suit covered in dollar bills to accept the Comedic Genius Award.

"For those of you sitting here tonight who don't think I'm funny, I'll be happy to fight you in the parking lot after the show," said Ferrell.

Jamie Foxx was a double winner, too. He shared the best WTF moment award with Samuel L. Jackson for their scenes together in "Django Unchained," and later thanked his daughter, parents and siblings in the audience as he accepted the Generation Award for his career in film.

Foxx stars in June's "White House Down."

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