MTV Movie Awards 2015: 'The Fault in Our Stars' Wins Movie of the Year
'TFIOS' went into Sunday's show tied with 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Neighbors' for a leading seven nominations.
The Fault in Our Stars was named movie of the year at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards Sunday night.
The film beat American Sniper, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, Guardians of the Galaxy, Gone Girl, Boyhood, Whiplash and Selma to take home the golden popcorn.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson presented the award after recapping the plots of all of the nominees.
TFIOS went into Sunday night's show tied with Guardians of the Galaxy and Neighbors with a leading seven nominations each. The film, based on John Green's young-adult novel of the same name, had a big night at the show, with star Shailene Woodley winning two awards (best female performance and best kiss, shared with her TFIOS co-star Ansel Elgort).
Green also was a star of the show, with Woodley dedicating her award to him with a heartfelt speech, and the author accepting the movie of the year prize.
"I had nothing to do with the making of this movie, but I was the first to the microphone," Green began his remarks, before thanking the cast, crew and others who worked to make the movie a reality. An excited Green later told producers motioning for him to finish his speech, "Don't tell me to wrap it up."
Green also took a moment to remember his friend, Esther Earl, the cancer-stricken teen whom Green became friends with and who served as the inspiration for TFIOS.
"Esther taught me that a short life can also be a good life. She taught me that people who are living with disability are not defined by those disabilities," Green said. "And that the lives of people who are living with illness or disability are just as interesting and complicated and beautiful and interesting as any other lives."