LOS ANGELES — The emotional teen drama “The Fault in Our Stars” picked up the best movie of the year award at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday, adding to a big night for star Shailene Woodley.

The irreverent show doled out such cheeky honors as best kiss and best shirtless performance, but it also served as an unofficial promotional platform for the upcoming blockbuster season. Winners included Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lopez, Channing Tatum, and “Neighbors” co-stars Dave Franco and Zac Efron.

Woodley, who picked up one of the first awards of the night for best female performance in “The Fault in Our Stars” in addition to the Trailblazer Award and best kiss (with Ansel Elgort), gave an emotional speech dedicated to the book’s author, John Green.

“He gave this world a beautiful masterpiece,” she said directly to Green, who was seated in the audience.

Lopez won for best scared-as-s— performance in the campy thriller “The Boy Next Door.”

Tatum, who danced on stage with his co-stars from the upcoming “Magic Mike XXL” while presenting the award to Lopez, went on to win a prize of his own for best comedic performance in “22 Jump Street.”

Cooper, who won best male performance for portraying the late Chris Kyle in “American Sniper,” thanked the audience for making the film such a big success and bringing attention to the plight of the soldiers.

“Chris Kyle would have turned 41 four days ago. Chris, this is for you,” said Cooper.

Popular films such as Marvel space adventure “Guardians of the Galaxy” competed for the fan-voted Golden Popcorn statuettes. In addition to the kiss and shirtless categories, other wacky awards included best villain, and best WTF moment. Vin Diesel, Sofia Vergara and Mark Wahlberg were among the presenters.

Robert Downey Jr. accepted the Generation Award – which he called “the recognition I so desire” – from cast mates Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner. They all then fell to their knees as Downey talked about his memories of the first MTV Movie Awards, and “clawing” his way to the top.


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