The 2016 MTV Movie Awards air tonight, April 10, but the event was taped on Saturday, April 9, so you can find out the winners before the broadcast at 8:00pm ET/PT. Read on to find out who the big winners were, or click here to see the complete list.
As we predicted, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was named Movie of the Year by the fans who voted online for the winners, but it wasn’t as big a sweep as we anticipated. We had forecast six prizes for the long-awaited sequel, but it only took three. Its other victories were Breakthrough Performance for Daisy Ridley and Best Villain for Adam Driver.
Fans spread the wealth in the rest of the categories; only two other films won multiple awards. “Deadpool” was one of them. We bet on it to win three prizes, but it won two: Best Comedic Performance for Ryan Reynolds, as we expected, as well as a unexpected win for Best Fight for Reynolds’s showdown against Ed Skrein as villain Ajax.
But those weren’t the only upsets. Also defying the odds were Charlize Theron (“Mad Max: Fury Road“) for Best Female Performance and Jennifer Lawrence (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2“) for Best Hero, both of whom upset our odds-on favorite, Ridley. Lawrence is actually the first woman ever to be named Best Hero after five straight wins for men.
We also didn’t anticipate the victory for Chris Pratt for Best Action Performance for his role in “Jurassic World.” It’s Pratt’s first MTV Movie Award win; he was nominated five times last year for “Guardians of the Galaxy” but went away empty handed.
But several other awards went as expected. Leonardo DiCaprio claimed Best Male Performance for “The Revenant.” It was his third win in the category, following “Titanic” (1998) and “The Aviator” (2005). However, he and his rival CGI bear ended up losing Best Fight to the aforementioned “Deadpool” face-off.
The two new categories for real-life stories were also awarded to the frontrunners. “Straight Outta Compton” took Best True Story, awarded to a film inspired by actual events, and Oscar-winner “Amy,” which chronicled the rise and tragic fall of singer Amy Winehouse, was honored as Best Documentary Film.