Jared Leto, Jonah Hill win early MTV Movie Awards
Published on Apr 14, 2014 11:35 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar winner Jared Leto and Jonah Hill, an Oscar nominee, picked up early MTV Movie Awards, voted for by fans rather than the film industry elite.
Host and late-night comedian Conan O'Brien kicked off the unbuttoned awards on Sunday by trying to break the record for the most celebrity cameos in his intro, notching up 50. Among them were Taylor Swift, who gave him a manicure, and Internet sensation Grumpy Cat, who slept in the front row of the audience.
Hill won best comedic performance for his role as the drug-addled swindling stockbroker in director Martin Scorsese's The Wolf Of Wall Street, a role for which he was nominated for the Oscar for best supporting actor. "I want to thank my hero Martin Scorsese, my favourite person of all time," said Hill, upon receiving MTV's award in the shape of a movie popcorn bucket.
Leto won best on-screen transformation for his role as a transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club, a role for which he won the best supporting actor Oscar.
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