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The Fault in Our Stars and its star Shailene Woodley took out the big accolades at last night’s MTV Movie Awards.
Hosted by comedian Amy Schumer, the 24th annual awards show saw the film named Movie of the Year, beating out fellow nominees including The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, American Sniper, Boyhood and Selma.
In his speech author John Green, who wrote the book the film was based on, said the teenage cancer patient who inspired his novel taught him “that a short life can also be a good life.”
“[Esther Earl] taught me that people who are living with disability are not defined by those disabilities, and that the lives of people who are living with illness or with disability are just as interesting and complicated and beautiful as any other lives.”
Shailene took home the golden popcorn for Best Female Performance for her lead role in movie – the character inspired by Esther.
In her acceptance speech, she thanked John for living with integrity and compassion.
“You’ve changed the lives of millions of people around the world. You changed mine. So, thank you so much.”
John was spotted wiping his eyes as Shailene left the stage.
Later, Shailene accepted the Trailblazer Award. She and co-star Ansel Elgort won the title of Best Kiss.
Among the other winners were Bradley Cooper for Best Male Performance in American Sniper, and Channing Tatum for Best Comedic Performance in 22 Jump Street.
Meryl Streep was named Best Villain for her role in Into the Woods, and Robert Downey Jr. and Kevin Hart were honored with the Generation Award and Comedic Genius Award, respectively.