Hunger Games sweeps 2012 MTV movie awards

The cast of The Hunger Games carried home four golden popcorn awards from this year’s MTV movie awards, which turned out to be surprisingly tame. Josh Hutcherson won the best male performance while Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks won best female performer and best transformation respectively – and the fourth award? The best fight award to Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson Vs Alexander Ludwig.

What did not surprise the world is Twilight’s movie of the year win. After three years, it was only expected. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part-I very comfortably beat The Hunger Games and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. The movie of the year award is based on the votes cast by the audience throughout the show.

Not just romance and drama were celebrated. Bridesmaids won two awards for Melissa McCarthy’s best comedic performance the leading ladies’ gut wrenching performance in the food poisoning scene. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 managed to steal two awards under the best cast and best hero categories.

The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids to fight it out at MTV Movie Awards

The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids to fight it out at MTV Movie AwardsIt will be a slugfest on Tuesday at the forthcoming MTV Movie Awards between “The Hunger Games” and “Bridesmaids”, both of which won eight nominations each as against two by “The Twilight Saga”.  Both of these would be fighting a close race for the widely-watched television spot.

“The Hunger Games” which raked in $600 million in ticket sales is a post apocalyptic fast paced action movie and had earned slots for the best actor, actress and breakthrough performance category this year. Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth is the cast in that order.

Breathing down “The Hunger Games” neck in the race for MTV’s pop corn trophy is “Bridesmaid” – a female oriented comedy which bagged nominations for movie of the year and best cast apart from its writer-star Kristen Wiig being nominated for best actress and best comedic performance.

Rooney Mara, Emma Stone and Emma Watson will be up against Lawrence and Wiig, the other contenders for the top spot in the best actress category, while Hutcherson will vie with the likes of Channing Tatum,  Daniel Radcliffe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ryan Gosling for the best actor slot.  The final installment of Harry Potter’s films – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2” and the “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 1” would be hot contenders for the best movie category and are expected to give a close race to both “The Hunger Games” and the “Bridesmaids”.

The discovery of Suzanne Collins

The name Suzanne Collins does not ring a bell. Not yet, at least. But her latest work is more than just known. Famous for avoiding interviews and quietly penning down children’s shows, Collins is about to have a big year. Suzanne Collins is the author of the books on which the movie Hunger Games is based on. She was born in Connecticut and started writing children’s television shows in 1991. She has written many famous children’s show for Nickelodeon like Oswald, Clarissa Explains it all and The Mystery files of Shelly Woo.

In September 2008, she released the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy. The inspiration for the book is said to be from Thesues and the Minotaur. The author later said the idea for the book struck her when she was watching television and switching between reality television and the Iraq war programs.

The book set in future dystopian North America, where a girl and boy are selected from twelve districts to fight to death. A sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen, to save her sister’s life, competes in her place. The author says “There’s no fantasy element. The violence is not only human on human, it’s kid on kid. I think that automatically moves you into an older range.”


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