As if any other film in the galaxy could compete with Star Wars: The Force Awakens for Movie of the Year. Episode VII took home the night’s top prize at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, and franchise star, and Breakthrough Performance winner, Daisy Ridley and director J.J. Abrams were on hand to accept the Golden Popcorn for the cast and crew during the Saturday night taping on the Warner Bros. backlot.
The duo, who left production on Star Wars: Episode VIII to attend the big show (!), made quite the entrance as they walked through a deconstructed recreation of the First Order’s Starkiller Base amid an audience holding hundreds of lightsabers.
“I gotta say, it was an incredible honor to be part of the Star Wars saga,” Abrams said, holding his popcorn proudly. Whereever this little guy was, he was freakin’ thrilled: