‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Wins Big at the MTV Movie Awards

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire blazed its way to glory at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, taking home a trio of top prizes.

Co-stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson fought off competition to claim the Best Female and Best Male Performance honors, while the film itself claimed the night’s most coveted title for Movie of the Year.

Accepting the Movie of the Year award with co-star Sam Claflin, Hutcherson paid tribute to late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who played Plutarch Heavensbee in the film franchise.

He said, “I know that if Philip were here, he would really think this was really cool and to have him in our movies was one of the coolest things in the world, he’s one of the actors I’ve looked up to my entire life, and we think about him every day on set, so wherever he is, this definitely goes out to him as well.”

Meanwhile, Oscar winner Jared Leto scored gold again for his role as transgender HIV sufferer Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club, taking home the Best On-Screen Transformation trophy, Jonah Hill walked away with the Best Comedic Performance and Zac Efron was feted with the Best Shirtless Performance.

Channing Tatum received the Trailblazer Award and Mark Wahlberg was presented with the Generation Award.

Musical appearances at the Los Angeles ceremony, which was hosted by comedian Conan O’Brien, came from the likes of Ellie Goulding, Twenty One Pilots and rapper Eminem and Rihanna, who teamed up to perform their smash hit The Monster live on TV for the first time.

The main list of winners is as follows:

Movie of the Year:
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Best Female Performance:
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Best Male Performance:
Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Breakthrough Performance:
Will Poulter – We’re the Millers

Best Kiss:
Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter – We’re the Millers

Best Fight:
Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs Orcs in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Best Comedic Performance:
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Shirtless Performance:
Zac Efron – That Awkward Moment

Best Villain:
Mila Kunis – Oz The Great and Powerful

Best On-Screen Transformation:
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Musical Moment:
Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson performing Everybody in This is the End

Best Cameo Performance:
Rihanna – This is the End

Favorite Character:
Shailene Woodley as Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior in Divergent

Trailblazer Award:
Channing Tatum

Generation Award:
Mark Wahlberg.


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