'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Wins MTV Movie of the Year, Builds an Awesome Starkiller Base to Celebrate

J.J. Abrams and Daisy Ridley were on hand to accept the award.

The top honor of the 2016 MTV Movie Award has gone to a galaxy far, far away, as Star Wars: The Force Awakens won the Golden Popcorn for Movie of the year. Director J.J. Abrams and Daisy Ridley, who also won Breakout Performance for her role as Rey, accepted the award after walking through a recreation of either Episode VII's Starkiller Base or Episode IV's Death Star. It's hard to tell the difference. 

"I gotta say, it was an incredible honor to be part of the Star Wars saga," Abrams said with the spoils in hand. As his usage of the past tense indicates, Abrams won't return to direct Episode VIII. That gig has gone to Rian Johnson, who wrote and directed Looper and Brick, as well as helming the single best episode of Breaking Bad. Abrams has already admitted he regrets not directing another Star Wars flick. 

And if you're going through your own struggle waiting for Episode VIII, find assurance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dropping December 15. 

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