The JJ Abrams-directed effort was named Movie of the Year at the star-studded event, while one of the much-hyped film’s central performers, Daisy Ridley, took home the Breakthrough Performance gong.
What’s more, Adam Driver was named the best villain for his own starring role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was released to critical and commercial acclaim in late 2015.
Elsewhere, the event – which was hosted by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart – also recognised the efforts of Deadpool and Pitch Perfect 2, which each claimed two awards.
Meanwhile, Straight Outta Compton won the coveted Best True Story prize.
MTV Movie Awards 2016 award winners:
Best Female Performance:
Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Virtual Performance:
Amy Poehler, Inside Out
Best Action Performance:
Chris Pratt, Jurassic World
Best True Story:
Straight Outta Compton
Best Comedic Performance:
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
Best Male Performance:
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Rebel Wilson and Adam DeVine, Pitch Perfect 2
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2
Adam Driver, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Pitch Perfect 2
Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) vs. Ajax (Ed Skrein), Deadpool
Movie of the Year:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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