The intergalatic blockbuster won movie of the year at the awards show, which aired Sunday evening.
The duo made an entrance worthy of the biggest movie in the land (and beyond), with audience members waving glow sticks resembling light sabers as the strains of John Williams’ famous score filled the theater.
“Thank you for that welcome,” said Ridley. Thank you MTV, and everyone who voted so, so much.”
“It was an incredible honor to be part of the Star Wars saga,” Abrams added. “And for the film to receive this award voted by you the fans is incredibly gratifying.”