It was kind of written on the wall with all the Shailene Woodley love going around. And after “The Fault in Our Stars” co-led the way with nominations, with “The Hunger Games” more or less on its way out, it seemed obvious the young adult adaptation was bound to walk away the demographic's favorite. So…that happened.
The film joins “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “The Avengers,” and four out of five “Twilight” movies as winners of MTV's top movie prize over the last several years. The book's author, John Green, accepted the prize at the end of a rather flat show on the whole and acknowledged at the top, “I had nothing to do with the making of this movie, but I was the first at the microphone.” He went on to thank his friend, author and online personality Esther Earl, whose story inspired his novel.
“Esther taught me that a short life can also be a good life,” Green said. “And she taught me that people who are living with a disability are not defined by those disabilities and that the lives of people who are living with illness or disability are just as interesting and complicated and beautiful as any other lives.”
The film also won the Best Female Performance prize (Shailene Woodley, who also accepted the Trailblazer Award) and Best Kiss (Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley).
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