| LOS ANGELES, April 14
LOS ANGELES, April 14 "Harry Potter" star Emma
Watson won the Trailblazer Award and Bradley Cooper was chosen
best male performer for playing a bipolar man in "Silver Linings
Playbook" as the MTV Movie Awards kicked off the summer
movie-going season on Sunday with an irreverent ceremony.
Hosted by "Pitch Perfect" comedy star Rebel Wilson, the
annual youth-oriented show also handed out early prizes to
Cooper and his co-star Jennifer Lawrence for best kiss for their
clinch at the end of the comedy romance.
"Django Unchained" actors Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson
took home popcorn-shaped trophies for best "WTF moment" for the
scene in which Foxx's vengeful slave berates and unleashes a
volley of gunshots at Jackson's servile black manservant.
The MTV Movie Awards, one of Hollywood's biggest
youth-friendly ceremonies, rewards movie performances from the
past year as well as promoting upcoming blockbusters and new
Fans will be treated later to the first sneak peek of "The
Hunger Games: Catching Fire" ahead of the release in November of
the sequel to the young adult hit movie.
Watson, 22, found fame as brainy schoolgirl Hermione
Granger in the first "Harry Potter" movie in 2001. She has gone
on to make some 15 movies, including lead roles in all eight
"I look back at all of the work I have done over the past 14
years and many things come to mind, notably how bad my hair was
in the first Harry Potter film!" the British actress joked,
accepting her award.
"Becoming yourself is really hard and confusing," she added.
"Django Unchained" and raunchy comedy "Ted" went into
Sunday's ceremony with a leading seven nominations apiece,
including the top prize, movie of the year.
Winners are chosen by fans and voting for the movie of the
year continues throughout the two-hour ceremony broadcast live
on MTV around the world from Los Angeles.
The comic book superheroes of "The Avengers" won the best
fight category, with popular, tongue-in-cheek awards like best
shirtless performance and best villain to be presented later.
Foxx is also being honored on Sunday with the MTV Generation
Award, while Will Ferrell won the Comedic Genius Award for his
long career on film and television including "Elf," "Saturday
Night Live" and "Anchorman."
(Editing by Eric Walsh)