Jared Leto is the ultimate transformer…
The 42-year-old part-Spanish actor/singer took home the prize for Best On-Screen Transformation at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, which were handed out Sunday at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
Leto won the award for his gender-bending performance in Dallas Buyers Club, a role for which he also earned an Oscar earlier this year.
“The Academy is really prestigious but this is unique because everybody has the right to vote and you get people from all over the world that chime in and say whatever you want to say so it means a lot,” said Leto backstage of his win. “It’s nice to be able to get up on stage and to thank people directly.”
Earlier this year, Leto offered insight into his critically-acclaimed role in “Making Rayon Real,” a featurette about the character Rayon, a male-to-female transgender character addicted to drugs and dying of AIDS.
But Leto wasn’t the only Latino to win an award…
Howie Dorough and his Backstreet Boys band mates, as well as Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson, won the Best Musical Moment for their performance in This is the End.
In the scene, the 40-year-old half-Puerto Rican boy-bander and his Backstreet Boys reunite in heaven to perform “Everybody” with signature boy band moves and flair for this unforgettable apocalyptic ending.
Conan O’Brien hosted the event, which aired live on MTV.
Here’s the complete this of winners, as voted by fans:
MOVIE OF THE YEAR
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter – We’re the Millers
BEST SHIRTLESS PERFORMANCE
Zac Efron – That Awkward Moment
Mila Kunis – Oz The Great and Powerful
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
BEST ON-SCREEN TRANSFORMATION
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
Will Poulter – We’re the Millers
BEST SCARED-AS-S**T PERFORMANCE
Brad Pitt – World War Z
BEST ON-SCREEN DUO
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker – Fast & Furious 6
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Leonardo DiCaprio’s iconic portrayal of excessive Wall Street player Jordan Belfort takes a turn for the insane when he takes his Lamborghini for a spin.
BEST MUSICAL MOMENT
Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson –This is the End
Spoiler alert! Backstreet Boys reunite in heaven to perform “Everybody” with signature boy band moves and flair for this unforgettable apocalyptic ending
BEST CAMEO PERFORMANCE
Rihanna – This is the End
Henry Cavill as Clark Kent –Man of Steel