Chris Pratt attended the MTV Movie Awards in this grey t-shirt, blue leather jacket, jeans and brown oxfords. Pratt doesn’t always do it for me but he is here. As we know, when Pratt isn’t erecting giant crosses for Easter, he is usually saving the universe from some cinematic adversary. For his efforts, MTV awarded him Best Action Performance for his role in Jurassic World. He was up against Dwayne Johnson, Jennifer Lawrence, John Boyega, Ryan Reynolds and Vin Diesel. Given that competition, I can understand why he was thrilled to win. So excited, in fact, he used the majority of his speech to thank all action heroes who have come before him.
After skipping last year’s MTV Movie Awards to crush a Half Ironman triathlon — that’s 70.3 miles of swimming, biking, and running (NBD) — Chris Pratt returned to the Movie Awards stage with a Golden Popcorn in tow.
Pratt took home the award for Best Action Performance for last summer’s Jurassic World. As raptor trainer Owen, Pratt faced off against terrifying franken-dino Indominus Rex and lived to tell the tale. Between Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy, Pratt has proved that he’s just as capable as any other leading man of anchoring a major action franchise — Thanos and dinosaurs be damned.
He also proved that he’s damn good at delivering memorable acceptance speeches.
Pratt called the honor “a freakin’ dream come true” before paying homage to the action hero greats that came before him, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jackie Chan, Jason Statham, Liam Neeson, Harrison Ford, Eric Roberts, Anthony Mackie, and God. Oh, and MTV Movie Awards co-host Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. And Pratt’s personal hero, his wife Anna Faris. “Our son was destined to be tough,” he said, “But thanks to you, he’s going to be smart too.” Awww!
I love that most articles are quick to point out that Pratt couldn’t make last year’s awards because he was competing in a half Ironman; as if that is further proof he deserved this award. Unfortunately, he was also up for Best Male Performance but lost that award to Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant. I say unfortunately not because I think Pratt should have won it but because I would have loved to have seen Leo’s face when he found out, ‘wait, I lost what to whom?’ Pratt’s loss makes sense, though – Leo was willing to be compromised by a bear and Pratt had velociraptors at his disposal. Where’s your commitment, Pratt?!
In other Pratt news, he has recently joined Snapchat. Pratt is generally entertaining on social media and good about using it for charity and inspiration. However, given Pratt’s admission that he thinks getting naked is funny, I imagine his Snapchat may become one to watch.
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