avengers joss whedon movie awards MTV Movie Awards 2013: 'The Avengers' and Joss Whedon win Best Fight

It’s unclear why exactly Joss Whedon didn’t think that “The Avengers” would win Best Fight at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, but he seemed genuinely surprised when it did. The rest of the cast present made sure to acknowledge Whedon as the reason why the movie was as good as it was.

“Everyone’s got to thank this guy. Joss Whedon: creator, writer, director, our fearless leader,” Samuel L. Jackson said.

When Whedon took to the stage, he joked, “Chris [Evans] wants to thank me too. Thank you guys, this was very unexpected.”

Whedon, Evans and Jackson were joined on stage by costar Tom Hiddleston, who used the opportunity to make a joke of his own. “I just want to say I’m happy to be Hulk smashed any day of the week,” he quipped.

“The Avengers” is also nominated for Movie of the Year, Best On-Screen Duo and Best Villain.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz