Bradley Cooper may not have won an Oscar for his portrayal of Chris Kyle in "American Sniper," but he didn't leave the MTV Movie Awards empty-handed.

Cooper won the award for Best Male Performance for his role in the hit film that tells the story of the most lethal sniper in U.S. history.

In his acceptance speech, Cooper dedicated the award to Kyle, who was murdered in 2013.

"I want to thank MTV and the fans ... It's because of you, you brought awareness to the men and women and their families in the military and what they do for us on a daily basis," Cooper said.

"Chris Kyle would have turned 41 four days ago. Chris, this is for you."

In the best actor category, Cooper beat out Chris Pratt ("Guardians of the Galaxy"), Ansel Elgort ("The Fault in Our Stars"), Channing Tatum ("Foxcatcher") and Miles Teller ("Whiplash") to take home the "golden popcorn."


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