'The Fault In Our Stars' Wins Movie Of The Year At The 2015 MTV Movie Awards & The Acceptance Speech Is Beautiful
2014 was a year with countless excellent films — so it's no surprise that the race for Movie of the Year at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards was a close one. With nominees including Oscar favorites like Gone Girl, Boyhood, American Sniper, Whiplash, and Selma, as well as fan favorites like The Fault In Our Stars, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, and Guardians of the Galaxy, it's tough to choose a frontrunner. This is the only awards show where you're going to see all of those films together in the same category, and that's an amazing thing! Not to mention, all of the films are deserving — and, really, I'm the type of person who sort of just thinks they should all get recognition before we call it a day. Alas, that is not the way awards shows work — and so during Sunday's 2015 MTV Movie Awards, The Fault In Our Stars was announced as the winner of the coveted Movie of the Year award.
While accepting the award, The Fault In Our Stars' cast took the stage along with John Green, the author of the novel that the film was based on. Green accepted the award with adorable enthusiasm, thanking the cast — and at one point pulling Nat Woolf front and center to introduce him as the star of the upcoming Green novel adaptation, Paper Towns— before sweetly dedicating the win to the girl who inspired The Fault In Our Stars, Esther Earl:
I want to say thank you to my friend Esther Earl. Esther taught me that a short life can also be a good life and she 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 disabilities are just as beautiful and complicated as any other lives.
Who else has tears in their eyes? Congrats to all the nominees!
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