Fireworks explode above the theater during the awards ceremony.
Hosts Dwayne Johnson, left, and Kevin Hart dressed as Superman and Batman during the awards ceremony.
The awards serve as a marketing platform for summer movies with most presenters being principals from upcoming films.
Actor Ryan Reynolds accepts the award for Best Comedic Performance for "Deadpool."
Actor Will Smith accepts the MTV Generation Award from actresses Halle Berry and Queen Latifah, right.
Smith told the audience that he is "dedicated to being a light in this world" when he accepted the show's highest honor.
From left, Kendrick Lamar, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, O'Shea Jackson Jr., DJ Yella, Neil Brown Jr., and Aldis Hodge accept the True Story award for "Straight Outta Compton."
From left, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone of The Lonely Island perform at the show.
Actor Chris Pratt accepts Best Action Performance for "Jurassic World" as actor Woody Harrelson looks on.
Actors Alexander Skarsgard, left, and Samuel L. Jackson appear onstage as audience members wave "Star Wars" lightsabers.