The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nominated For Seven MTV Movie Awards

By Rudie Obias | 7 years ago

the-hunger-games-catching-fire-header-katniss-everdeen.jpgJust because the Oscars have come and gone doesn’t mean that awards season is completely over. The 2014 MTV Movie Awards are just over the horizon this spring with Conan O’Brien hosting the ceremony. Since MTV caters to younger viewers, the movies nominated this year reflect the network’s key demographic. It’s not shocking to see, but The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has been nominated for seven Golden Popcorns, but there are also a number of other sci-fi films up for awards, too.

Catching Fire saw nominations for Best Female Performance for Jennifer Lawrence, Best Male Performance for Josh Hutcherson, Best Fight, Best Shirtless Performance for Sam Clafin, Best Villain for Donald Sutherland’s President Snow, Best On-Screen Transformation for Elizabeth Banks turning into Effie Trinket, and, of course, Movie of the Year. I’m actually surprised that the sequel didn’t get nominated for Best Kiss.

It’s also surprising to see that Lawrence wasn’t nominated for the Best Hero. While the category is mostly packed with male superheroes, a Hobbit (really?), and a would-be secret service agent, Katniss only exposed the hypocrisy of Hunger Games competition and the tyranny of a corrupt government, that’s all. It’s not like she destroyed a whole city and killed thousands of people like Henry Cavill’s Superman in Man of Steel, or unleashed a terrible and murderous dragon on a small unaware lakeside town like Martin Freeman’s Bilbo in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, or anything like that. She’s only the goddamn hero of her country.

Another shocker is not seeing Gravity nominated for anything more than Best Female Performance for Sandra Bullock, not even Movie of the Year. One of the highest grossing movies of the year, it received multiple nominations from other film organizations, so it’s a bit surprising that it almost got shut out here. 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and The Wolf of Wall Street round out the nominations for Movie of the Year. American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street are tied for the most nominations with eight apiece.

Other notable science fiction movies nominated for this year’s MTV Movie Awards are Danny McBride’s New Pet (Channing Tatum) in This is the End in the #WTF Moment category; Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness for Best Villain; and Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen, and Craig Robinson Perform in Heaven as the Best Musical Moment in This is the End. This is the End also wrangled Best Cameo nomination for Rihanna, which is far from the best guest spot in that film.

The 2014 MTV Movie Awards premiere on April 13 on MTV, and then will be re-run continually for the next week and a half afterwards. Check out the complete list of nominations below:

  • MOVIE OF THE YEAR
  • “12 Years a Slave”
    “American Hustle”
    “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
    “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
    “The Wolf of Wall Street”

  • BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
  • Amy Adams — “American Hustle”
    Jennifer Aniston — “We’re the Millers”
    Sandra Bullock — “Gravity”
    Jennifer Lawrence — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
    Lupita Nyong’o — “12 Years a Slave”

  • BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
  • Bradley Cooper — “American Hustle”
    Leonardo DiCaprio — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
    Chiwetel Ejiofor — “12 Years a Slave”
    Josh Hutcherson — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
    Matthew McConaughey — “Dallas Buyers Club”

  • BEST BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
  • Liam James — “The Way Way Back”
    Michael B. Jordan — “Fruitvale Station”
    Will Poulter– “We’re the Millers”
    Margot Robbie — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
    Miles Teller — “The Spectacular Now”

  • BEST KISS
  • Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams — “American Hustle”
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson — “Don Jon”
    James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens — “Spring Breakers”
    Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller — “The Spectacular Now”
    Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter — “We’re the Millers”

  • BEST FIGHT
  • “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” — Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Steve Carell vs. James Marsden vs. Sacha Baron Cohen vs. Kanye West vs. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler vs. Jim Carrey and Marion Cotillard vs. Will Smith vs. Liam Neeson and John C. Reilly vs. Greg Kinnear
    “Identity Thief” — Jason Bateman vs. Melissa McCarthy
    “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” — Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs
    “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” — Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin vs. Mutant Monkeys
    “This is the End” — Jonah Hill vs. James Franco and Seth Rogen

  • BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
  • Kevin Hart — “Ride Along”
    Jonah Hill — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
    Johnny Knoxville — “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”
    Melissa McCarthy — “The Heat”
    Jason Sudeikis — “We’re the Millers”

  • BEST SCARED-AS-… PERFORMANCE
  • Rose Byrne — “Insidious: Chapter 2”
    Jessica Chastain — “Mama”
    Vera Farmiga — “The Conjuring”
    Ethan Hawke — “The Purge”
    Brad Pitt — “World War Z”

  • BEST ON-SCREEN DUO
  • Amy Adams and Christian Bale — “American Hustle”
    Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto — “Dallas Buyers Club”
    Vin Diesel and Paul Walker — “Fast & Furious 6”
    Ice Cube and Kevin Hart — “Ride Along”
    Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio — “The Wolf of Wall Street”

  • BEST SHIRTLESS PERFORMANCE
  • Jennifer Aniston — “We’re the Millers”
    Sam Claflin — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
    Leonardo DiCaprio — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
    Zac Efron — “That Awkward Moment”
    Chris Hemsworth — “Thor: The Dark World”

  • #WTF MOMENT
  • The RV Crash — “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”
    The Beauty Pageant — “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”
    Car Sex — “The Counselor”
    The Lude Scene — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
    Danny’s New Pet — “This is the End”

  • BEST VILLAIN
  • Barkhad Abdi — “Captain Phillips”
    Benedict Cumberbatch — “Star Trek into Darkness”
    Michael Fassbender — “12 Years a Slave”
    Mila Kunis — “Oz The Great and Powerful”
    Donald Sutherland — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

  • BEST ON-SCREEN TRANSFORMATION
  • Christian Bale — “American Hustle”
    Elizabeth Banks — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
    Orlando Bloom — “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
    Jared Leto — “Dallas Buyers Club”
    Matthew McConaughey — “Dallas Buyers Club”

  • BEST MUSICAL MOMENT
  • Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson Perform in Heaven — “This is the End”
    Jennifer Lawrence Sings “Live & Let Die” — “American Hustle”
    Leonardo DiCaprio Pops and Locks — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
    Melissa McCarthy Sings “Barracuda” — “Identity Thief”
    Will Poulter Sing “Waterfalls” — “We’re the Millers”

  • BEST CAMEO PERFORMANCE
  • Robert De Niro — “American Hustle”
    Amy Poehler and Tina Fey — “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”
    Kanye West — “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”
    Joan Rivers — “Iron Man 3”
    Rihanna — “This is the End”

  • BEST HERO
  • Henry Cavill as Clark Kent — “Man of Steel”
    Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man — “Iron Man 3”
    Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins — “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
    Chris Hemsworth as Thor — “Thor: The Dark World”
    Channing Tatum as John Cale — “White House Down”

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