Aubrey Plaza asked to leave MTV Movie Awards

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aubrey Plaza interrupted Will Ferrell's acceptance speech at the MTV Movie Awards, then left.

MTV officials confirmed Monday that the "Parks and Recreation" actress was asked to leave the ceremony after unexpectedly walking on stage and trying to take Ferrell's trophy as he accepted the Comedic Genius Award.

The irreverent awards show was held Sunday at Sony Pictures Studios. It's known for its quirky stunts, but it's unclear whether the actress' stage-crashing move was planned.

"The Avengers" was the big winner, taking three awards including movie of the year. "Silver Linings Playbook" also won three awards. Rebel Wilson hosted the ceremony and also won two awards: Breakthrough performance and best musical moment for her work in "Pitch Perfect."