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The Avengers takes top prize at MTV Movie Awards

The big winners and memorable moments at the MTV Movie Awards.

US television personality Kim Kardashian arrives for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. Paul Buck / EPA
US television personality Kim Kardashian arrives for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. Paul Buck / EPA

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 on Sunday, including the top prize, movie of the year.

"What's the opposite of humbled? We're Biebered to be standing here," said The Avengers's 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 the actor Tom Hiddleston.

Bradley Cooper won the first prize of the night for his performance in Silver Linings Playbook. His co-star Jennifer Lawrence also won a golden popcorn for her role in Playbook, though she wasn't on hand.

The show's host Rebel Wilson, who opened and closed the show wearing Iron Man-style armour, 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.

Jamie Foxx was awarded for his performance in Django Unchained, and later thanked his family in the audience as he accepted the Generation Award for his career in film.

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

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 forthcoming summer season as they are about the finest films of last year.

The show 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.

Stars from other summer films- including Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto from the Star Trek sequel and Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez from the Fast & Furious franchise - appeared as presenters during the ceremony.

Other presenters included Brad Pitt, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Snoop Dogg/Lion and Kim Kardashian.

Will Ferrell wore a three-piece suit covered in dollar bills to accept the Comedic Genius Award from the Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage.

"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, who is currently at work on Anchorman 2, slated for release later this year.

2013 MTV Movie Awards Winners

Best Male Performance: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Female Performance: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Fight: Robert Downey Jr, Scarlet Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner v Tom Hiddleston in Marvel’s The Avengers

Trailblazer: Emma WatsonBest Kiss: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Comedic Genius: Will Ferrell

Breakthrough Performance: Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect

Best Shirtless Performance: Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Best Villain: Tom Hiddleston, The Avengers

Best Hero: Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit

Best Musical Moment: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean and Hana Mae Lee, Pitch Perfect

Movie of the Year: Marvel’s The Avengers

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