Daisy Ridley took home the best breakthrough performance award at the MTV Movie Awards for her role as the lightsaber-wielding heroine Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
“It feels especially amazing to be part of a film that represents all genders – two genders – all races and all ages in a positive way,” Ridley said as she accepted the award.
The weekend was extra special for Ridley, who turned 24 on Sunday.
“Bringing in my 24th year with JJ @mtv Movie Awards!” Ridley captioned an Instagram photo of herself alongside director J.J. Abrams. “Thank you so much to everyone that voted for Breakthrough and Movie #starwars #theforceawakens.”
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens has scooped 11 MTV Movie Award nominations. The J.J Abrams directed sequel is up for Best Action Performance (John Boyega), Best Villain (Adam Driver), and newcomer Daisy Ridley will compete for Best Female Performance for her role as Rey.
She will be vying for votes alongside Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect 2), Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road), Jennifer Lawrence (Joy) and Morena Baccarin (Deadpool).
This year’s nominations were announced via MTV’s Snapchat Discover channel, marking the second time the broadcaster has used a mobile app for the announcement.
Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart will co-host the ceremony which will be held in California on April 10th, 2016.
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Rey took her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will continue her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the continuing Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode VIII, which began principal photography at Pinewood Studios in London on February 15, 2016.
Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcomes back cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award® winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award® nominee Laura Dern and talented newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.
Star Wars: Episode VIII is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin and Tom Karnowski. Joining the production crew will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Steve Yedlin (Director of Photography), Bob Ducsay (Editor), Rick Heinrichs (Production Designer), Peter Swords King (Hair and Make-Up Designer), and Mary Vernieu (US Casting Director). They will be joining returning crew members Pippa Anderson (Co-Producer, VP Post Production), Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Chris Corbould (SFX Supervisor), Rob Inch (Stunt Coordinator), Ben Morris (VFX Supervisor), and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).
Star Wars: Episode VIII is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.
Daisy and Star Wars: The Force Awakens gang are among the nominees at the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards, which will be held on March 12 at 8 p.m. Make sure to vote here!
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