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'Avengers: Endgame' wins big at MTV Movie & TV Awards

By
Wade Sheridan
From left to right, Andrew Goldberg, Nick Kroll, Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin pose with mascots from "Big Mouth" as they arrive on the red carpet. "Big Mouth" was nominated for Best Show and Best Comedic Performance. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

June 17 (UPI) -- Marvel's Avengers: Endgame won Best Movie at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, which aired on Monday.

Endgame won over BlacKkKlansman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, To All the Boys I've Loved Before and Us. Men in Black: International star Tessa Thompson presented the award for Best Movie.

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Endgame director Anthony Russo accepted the award and presented video speeches from stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man.) The duo thanked fans, late Marvel writer and creator Stan Lee, and Russo.

Endgame also won Best Hero for Downey and Best Villain for Josh Brolin, who portrayed the all-powerful Thanos.

HBO's Game of Thrones took home the Golden Popcorn trophy for Best Show over Big Mouth, Riverdale, Schitt's Creek and The Haunting of Hill House.

Elisabeth Moss earned the award for Best Performance in a Show for her role as June/Offred in The Handmaid's Tale. All of the nominees were women, including Emilia Clarke for Game of Thrones, Gina Rodriguez for Jane the Virgin and Kiernan Shipka for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

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Lady Gaga, who did not attend the event, won Best Performance in a Movie for her role as Ally in A Star is Born.

Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, of Netflix's To All the Boys I've Loved Before, won Best Kiss. The pair accepted the award together and thanked fans for their support of the film.

"Kiss who you want to kiss, love who you want to love, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise," Condor said onstage before Centineo thanked Condor's lips. Centineo also won the award for Breakthrough Performance for his role in To All the Boys I've Loved Before.

Jada Pinkett Smith was honored with the Trailblazer Award, presented by Smith's Girls Trip co-star Tiffany Haddish. A video montage looked back at Smith's film career and her new stint hosting Red Table Talk.

"Every single person in this room is trailblazing, whether it's within or without," said Smith, who was accompanied to the event by her son Jaden Smith.

Dwayne Johnson was presented with the Generation Award.

"The most powerful thing we can be is ourselves," Johnson said before sharing one of his favorite quotes. "It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice."

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot presented the first award for Most Frightened Performance. Sandra Bullock won for her role in Bird Box over Alex Wolff in Hereditary, Linda Cardellini for The Curse of La Llorona, Rhian Rees for Halloween and Victoria Pedretti for The Haunting of Hill House.

"Family is what you fight for, family is what you protect. What you see in this film is exactly what Mommy would do for you," Bullock said about starring in Bird Box. Bullock earned her fifth Golden Popcorn trophy with the win.

Levi started off the show by poking fun at the night's categories and some of the celebrities in attendance. The Shazam! star noted how most of the audience was a nerd at one point before showing off unflattering photos of Johnson, Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista. Johnson's photo featured the actor sporting a fanny pack while Bautista looked skinny and half his now muscular size.

Levi then shared an uplifting message for viewers at home, telling them to start loving the person they are.

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