UPDATE! The Force Awakens Wins 3 Awards at the MTV Movie Awards. Daisy Ridley Talks Star Wars: Episode VIII and More!

Daisy & JJStar Wars: The Force Awakens took center stage last night at the 25th annual MTV Movie Awards. The audience at Warner Bros. Studios in Hollywood, California waved what looked like blue and red lightsabers as star Daisy Ridley and director J.J. Abrams accepted the final trophy at Saturday night’s ceremony hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart.


“The Force Awakens,” which recently became the third-highest grossing film of all time slightly behind Avatar and Titanic, led with 11 nominations and beat out blockbusters such as “Jurassic World” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” for movie of the year.


The newest chapter of the Star Wars Saga took home three awards in total that included — Best Breakthrough Actor, Best Villain, and Best Movie.


Leading actress Daisy Ridley won best breakthrough performance and co-star Adam Driver won Best Villan for their depictions of two new characters in the Star Wars universe.

“It’s especially amazing to be part of a film that represents all genders — two genders — and races and ages in such a positive and aspirational way,” Ridley said.

source – MyNewsLA


Abrams and Ridley accepted the night’s top prize from Samuel L. Jackson and Alexander Skarsgard, who co-star in the forthcoming “The Legend of Tarzan.” Skarsgard came onstage wearing a tuxedo jacket and no pants, saying: “You got to give the fans a little skin.”


This award is a great present for Daisy Ridley. Today it’s her birthday. Congrats Rey, you definitely deserve that! “We will watch your career with great interest”…






Daisy Ridley spoke with MTV’s Josh Horowitz backstage at the awards discussing Rey’s parents, ‘darker’ Episode VIII, and whether she’s a Jedi:


When the trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dropped earlier this week, it inspired a slew of new fan theories, but the one that’s garnered the most attention is the connection between Felicity Jones’s Jyn Erso and Daisy Ridley’s Rey. Does the key to Rey’s parentage lie in rebel fighter Jyn? Or are they just two strong women who coincidentally share the same color hair?

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According to Ridley, rumors of Jyn and Rey’s familial connection have been greatly exaggerated. “I’m not being funny you guys, but just because she’s white and got brown hair… it doesn’t mean she’s my mom,” Ridley told  at the MTV Movie Awards.

And besides, Ridley already knows who Rey’s parents are — and she doesn’t think it’s that big of a deal. “I think the amazing thing about [Episode VII] is that Finn and Rey don’t come from anywhere, and they find a place,” Ridley, who’s currently filming Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII, said. “So to me, it’s funny that people think it’s so important because I don’t really think it is.”

It’s unclear if Episode VIII will delve into Rey’s backstory, but we do know the film will pick up right where The Force Awakens left off: with Rey handing over Luke’s lightsaber to the fallen Jedi on that island on Ahch-To. Ridley describes the film as “darker” than Episode VII, and when asked about Rey’s future as a Jedi, she gave this very intriguing response: “I don’t know if I am a Jedi… I don’t think I am.”

“We’ve had this debate as to whether Leia is because she uses her Force powers,” she continued. “Just because she’s not like, oh I’m going on an adventure like Luke doesn’t make her any less Forceful.”


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35 thoughts on “UPDATE! The Force Awakens Wins 3 Awards at the MTV Movie Awards. Daisy Ridley Talks Star Wars: Episode VIII and More!

  • April 10, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Also,Daisy should win the award for most adorable way of saying “Oh,my Gooood!”

  • April 10, 2016 at 9:19 pm


    • April 11, 2016 at 1:48 am


  • April 10, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    What the heck is an MTV?

    • April 11, 2016 at 12:02 am

      It is a TV station that is illegal to watch if you are over 18 years old. Not that you would want to anyway!

      • April 11, 2016 at 12:42 pm

        a long time ago it was a good tv where they aired music, before the dark times… before the reality shows…

        • April 11, 2016 at 3:12 pm

          My Father wanted me to watch that channel when I was old enough but my Uncle wouldn’t allow it. He feared I might follow old Justin Bieber and become a douche bag like Kanye West.

    • April 11, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      It’s a music channel that hasn’t played music in 15-20 years.

  • April 11, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Yay! By the way, Happy Birthday to Daisy!

  • April 11, 2016 at 1:11 am

    Golum won one too, so…

  • April 11, 2016 at 1:38 am

    Best villan and best movie? bfff…

    • April 11, 2016 at 4:23 am

      now thats funny

    • April 11, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      That photo wins the Internet.

  • April 11, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Anyone know at what time during the award show that they announced best villain? im not watching the whole thing lol

    • April 12, 2016 at 6:57 am

      Just try to find a clip, I guess.

  • April 11, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    I find Ridley’s answers disturbing. Or confusing at least.

  • April 11, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    It IS important whether she is a Skywalker or not. If not, then our only new, and likely last, Skywalker is the killer of Han who many people (not me personally) don’t believe can, or don’t want him to be, redeemed. It matters if our main hero is a Skywalker (continuing the Skywalker Saga) or a McRandom (ending the Skywalker line on a sour note).

    It also matters if Luke transcended the old Jedi order, as he was already doing in ROTJ, by having a family, or if he reverted soon after to the monkish ways of the old order.

    • April 11, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      If the fate of the universe is ALWAYS going to depend on a Skywalker, flip flopping between good and evil, then it’s going to get stale very fast with movies coming out every year. It made sense before, but now that they’re expanding the universe and planning all these movies, you have to eventually move away from the Skywalker. You do that by establishing the new characters around the Skywalkers and having them heavily involved in their development, before passing the torch and moving on.

      • April 12, 2016 at 12:37 am


        • April 12, 2016 at 6:57 am

          Be honest, in your fanboy heart of hearts, you want more Star Wars.

          • April 12, 2016 at 8:50 am

            Of course I do (as long as there’s a worthwhile story to tell that is), I just don’t need Rey to be a Skywalker any more than I need Obi Wan to be Luke’s father. Luke will always be important as the character who redeemed the chosen one, rekindled the fire of the Jedi in the galaxy, and set the next generation, in the shape of Rey, on their adventure. I just agree that, as it’s clear Disney plans to keep making episodes in perpetuity, locking the struggle between good and evil to the Skywalkers is going to get old real fast. 6 movies? Sure, they form a very nice two generation arc. 9 movies? Eh, maybe, but it’s pushing things. Beyond that, and don’t tell me anyone seriously thinks Disney will stop there, it needlessly limits the scope of the galaxy and just suggests that the best thing the citizens of the GFFA could do is round up the whole Skywalker clan, have themselves and old fashioned lynching and be done with it – sure the Skywalkers have saved the galaxy, but, you know, mostly from one of their own who went bad. The only way I can see Rey as a Skywalker is if Disney, after 9, leaves the current period and either jumps way, WAY far into the future, or way WAY into the past to tell some unrelated stories, leaving us to only imagine what happens to Rey next.

      • April 12, 2016 at 1:34 am

        1. Kylo is our only known new Skywalker. So our “last” Skywalker is going to be the killer of Han if it ends there. If you are going to end the Skywalker bloodline, don’t go out on a villain who killed a beloved OT character.

        2. Like it or not, the Skywalker line is the line of the Chosen One, and I believe that naturally means the Skywalker line is important in the Force’s workings in the Galaxy. I happen to like this being a family saga. They don’t always have to be the main focus, but they should always be in play.

        3. I believe the numbered Saga films can and should focus mainly on the Skywalker line with the other films expanding on other characters. We can also see the Skywalkers play a secondary role and still have the bloodline survive.

      • April 12, 2016 at 2:42 am

        Then they shouldn’t have continued making Star Wars movies..I’m fine that we’re getting this sequel trilogy but I kinda hated the idea of it when it first got announced. To me Star Wars IS the story of the Skywalkers..it started with the tragedy of Anakin..and finished with his redemption..having two grandchildren both representing each side of the force would be something that represents him because it was something that his character struggled with..it continues the poetry that Gearge had started..they can expand characters outside of the bloodline with the spin offs.

  • April 11, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    She’s not Luke’s daughter. People won’t be convinced till it’s official, like those who claimed she was a Solo, or Luke was Kylo, Snoke was Plagueis, so I get it. They are hitting us over the head with “hints” that shes a brand new character. Two black actresses auditioned for the role, one almost got it before Daisy hit it out of the park. She’s saying the parent thing isn’t a big deal, there’s evidence in the dialogue and they keep on saying these are characters coming from nothing, fresh in the universe. They had Luke in mind when creating the character, TFA was a homage to ANH, I believe thats where the connection to Luke ends.

    It’s fun to speculate ofcourse, but I think it’s more likely shes a descendant of Obi Wan (The earliest rumor for TFA was a female lead who was a descendant of Kenobi) than Luke imo.

    • April 12, 2016 at 8:52 pm

      The one thing that really stood out for me is when Rey sits down in the Falcon. I thought “Obi Wan!!” The whole sitting down thing (when watching the map BB8 has) looks so suspiciously choreographed.

  • April 11, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Would it be politically incorrect, if I met Daisy, to tell her my antenna is bent? <3 But wow, maybe she won't become a Jedi after all? Intriguing…

    • April 12, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      I just have a screencrush on Rey, and tried to be funny, not creepy 🙂

  • April 12, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Pfft…she looks like she’s wearing gramma’s curtains.

    • April 12, 2016 at 1:18 am

      Perhaps, but Gma’s curtains have never been worn so well. I mean c’mon, look at those amazing stems! 🙂

      • April 12, 2016 at 8:56 am


    • April 12, 2016 at 6:58 am

      Be honest, you’d still tap that.

      • April 12, 2016 at 8:55 am

        The dress? No. Ridley? Frankly I find your blatant MALE need to sexualize every woman offensive! Cough…cough cough…White-knight ass-covering aside, you know what? She’s definitely cute, but not exactly the look that usually catches my eye.

  • April 12, 2016 at 2:10 am

    I love her quote about “representing all genders and races.” I just smiled thinking of all the dolts who have been so outraged that a non-white male got any press in any way. I hope it ruined their day and raised their blood pressure. Good job Daisy.

  • April 12, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Shame this film can’t win any real awards but at least it dodged raspberries.. that’s an upgrade.
    And it’s a shame the real awards are gatekeeper’d by primadonnas with their own biases.

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