Bradley Cooper took home the first prize of the night at the MTV Movie Awards for his role in Silver Linings Playbook. Funny-lady Melissa McCarthey presented him with the award. Cooper was up against the following other nominees:
Ben Affleck — "Argo"
Daniel Day-Lewis — "Lincoln"
Jamie Foxx — "Django Unchained"
Channing Tatum — "Magic Mike"
In his acceptance speech Cooper brought a serious note to the evening bringing up the suicide epidemic in this country and calling for PTSD awareness; themes that rang throughout the film.