Transformers has taken the top prize at the 2008 MTV movie awards, after being named best movie of the year.

The Michael Bay actioner beat stiff competition from I Am Legend, Pirates Of The Caribbean: World's End, Juno, Superbad and National Treasure: Book of Secrets to claim the trophy, which comes in the shape of a golden tub of popcorn.

The movie's leading lady Megan Fox, recently named sexiest woman in the world by the readers of FHM magazine, accepted the award on behalf of the film, the sequel to which begins shooting this year.

Teen comedy Superbad had been the favourite to sweep the board, having accrued five nominations, including for best movie.

The film's leading men, Michael Cera and Jonah Hill, were up for the best male performance gong as well as being nominated in the best newcomer category alongside their co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

However, Will Smith claimed the male award for his performance as the last man, Robert Neville, in I Am Legend while High School Musical star claimed the breakthrough prize for his role as Link Larkin in Hairspray.

Briana Evigan and Robert Hoffman won the best kiss award for their clinch in Step Up 2 The Streets while the best fight gong was claimed by Never Back Down stars Sean Faris and Cam Gigandet for their mixed martial arts clash.

Johnny Depp was a surprise winner in the best comedic performance category and also took the best villain prize for his turn as the demon barber of Fleet Street in Sweeney Todd.

The winners of the MTV Movie awards are:Best movie

Best male performance
Will Smith - I Am Legend

Best female performance
Ellen Page - Juno

Best comedic performance
Johnny Depp - Pirates of the Caribbean: World's End

Best villain
Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd

Best breakthrough performance
Zac Efron - Hairspray

Best kiss
Briana Evigan and Robert Hoffman - Step Up 2 The Streets

Best fight
Sean Faris vs Cam Gigandet - Never Back Down

Best summer movie so far
Iron Man

Generation award
Adam Sandler

02/06/2008 11:02:17