“The Fault in Our Stars” led the MTV Movie Award nominations with seven and it took three, including Movie of the Year. It also won Best Female Performance (Shailene Woodley) and Best Kiss (Woodley and Ansel Elgort). Woodley took to the stage for a third time to accept the Trailblazer Award.
“Neighbors” wasn’t nominated in the top categories, but it also picked up seven total bids and three wins: Best WTF Moment (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne); Best Shirtless Performance for Zac Efron, who also prevailed last year for “That Awkward Moment“; and Best Duo for Efron and his partner in crime Dave Franco.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” was the third film tied with seven total nominations, but the Marvel blockbuster was shut out.
Though “The Hunger Games” was dethroned for Movie of the Year — “Catching Fire” had won last year — “Mockingjay, Part 1” still won two of its four nominations: Best Musical Moment for Jennifer Lawrence and Best On-Screen Transformation for Elizabeth Banks. It was Banks’s second victory in that category after prevailing for the first “Hunger Games” film in 2012.
“The Maze Runner” pulled off several upsets, starting when Dylan O’Brien and Will Poulter took Best Fight. O’Brien actually swept most of his nominations, also prevailing as Best Hero and Best Breakthrough Performance. His only loss was Best Scared-as-S**t Performance, which went to Jennifer Lopez for “The Boy Next Door.”