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DiCaprio wins best male performance for ‘Revenant’ at MTV awards

Audience members wave lightsabers during the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros Studios on April 9, in Burbank, California. (AFP)
Audience members wave lightsabers during the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros Studios on April 9, in Burbank, California. (AFP)

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 South African actress, who put on 30 pounds (14 kgs) and won an Oscar for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in “Monster” (2003), sparked controversy last week for complaining that she had lost out on film roles because she was too “pretty.”

“On behalf of all the Furiosas out there, you are all the true warriors,” she told the Los Angeles crowd, paying tribute to her “own little Furiosa,” her baby daughter. The audience reserved its loudest cheer for Rebel Wilson and Adam DeVine, who celebrated winning best kiss for “Pitch Perfect 2” by recreating the amorous smooch on stage. “It’s quite incredible we won this award, because in real life we have absolutely no sexual chemistry,” said Wilson, insisting that she wasn’t aroused by DeVine’s “little cabbage patch face.” (AP)

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