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MTV Movie Awards 2014 - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire wins big

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Story by Jack Foley

THE Hunger Games: Catching Fire has emerged as the biggest overall winner at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, claiming three of the night’s top prizes.

The sequel was named movie of the year agead of Oscar heavy-hitters 12 Years A Slave and American Hustle, while leading lady Jennifer Lawrence was crowned best actress and her co-star Josh Hutcherson took best actor.

After claiming the night’s final prize of best film, Hunger Games stars Hutcherson and Sam Claflin used the opportunity to pay tribute to late co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman, who played gamesmaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the sequel prior to his death.

Hutcherson said: “I know that if Phillip were here, he would 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. Wherever he is, this definitely goes out to him.”

The awards are viewed as a much lighter ceremony to the likes of the Oscars and are voted for by movie-goers themselves. As a result, there are also some quirky categories.

Hence, Zac Efron took home the award for best shirtless performance for That Awkward Moment and Jared Leto, who won the Oscar for best supporting actor for his portrayal of a transgender AIDs sufferer in Dallas Buyers Club, won best transformation.

Young British actor Will Poulter, who earlier this year took the EE Rising Star Award at the BAFTAs (another prize voted for by members of the public), claimed two prizes on the night: for best breakthrough and best kiss (shared with Emma Roberts and Jennifer Aniston). Both awards recognised his work in We’re The Millers.

Jonah Hill won best comedic performance for The Wolf of Wall Street, which his co-star (and leading man) Leonardo DiCaprio claimed best WTF moment for his scene in the same film in which he takes his Lamborghini for a spin.

Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker were named best on-screen duo for their work in Fast & Furious 6.

This year’s awards ceremony was hosted by Conan O’Brien and was broadcast live from LA Live’s Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 13.

The winners (and nominees) are as follows (winners in bold)…

MOVIE OF THE YEAR
12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Warner Bros. Pictures)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)
The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Amy Adams – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
Jennifer Aniston – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)
Sandra Bullock – Gravity (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Liam James – The Way Way Back (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Michael B. Jordan – Fruitvale Station (The Weinstein Company)
Will Poulter – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)
Margot Robbie – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now (A24 Films)

BEST KISS
Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson – Don Jon (Relativity Media)
James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens – Spring Breakers (A24 Films)
Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now (A24 Films)
Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)

BEST FIGHT
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Paramount Pictures) – 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 (Universal Pictures) – Jason Bateman vs. Melissa McCarthy
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Warner Bros. Pictures) – Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate) – Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin vs. Mutant Monkeys
This is the End (Columbia Pictures) – Jonah Hill vs. James Franco and Seth Rogen

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Kevin Hart – Ride Along (Universal Pictures)
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
Johnny Knoxville – Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Paramount Pictures)
Melissa McCarthy – The Heat (20th Century Fox)
Jason Sudeikis – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)

BEST SCARED-AS-S**T PERFORMANCE
Rose Byrne – Insidious: Chapter 2 (FilmDistrict)
Jessica Chastain – Mama (Universal Pictures)
Vera Farmiga – The Conjuring (New Line Cinema)
Ethan Hawke – The Purge (Universal Pictures)
Brad Pitt – World War Z (Paramount Pictures)

BEST ON-SCREEN DUO
Amy Adams and Christian Bale – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker – Fast & Furious 6 (Universal Pictures)
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart – Ride Along (Universal Pictures)
Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)

BEST SHIRTLESS PERFORMANCE
Jennifer Aniston – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)
Sam Claflin – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
Zac Efron – That Awkward Moment (Focus Features)
Chris Hemsworth – Thor: The Dark World (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

#WTF MOMENT
Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Paramount Pictures)
The Channel 4 News Team’s afternoon is no longer a delight as their speeding van filled with bowling balls, scorpions and hot oil takes a tumble on the highway.
Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll – Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Paramount Pictures)
Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll manage to strike fear into a room full of unsuspecting beauty pageant-loving parents thanks to a bump n’ grind dance routine to a Warrant classic.
Cameron Diaz – The Counselor (20th Century Fox)
Having sex in a car is pretty much a rite of passage, but having sex with a car? Cameron Diaz’s Malkina gets down and dirty with a bright yellow Ferrari to show the world how it’s done.
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
Leonardo DiCaprio’s iconic portrayal of excessive Wall Street player Jordan Belfort takes a turn for the insane when he takes his Lamborghini for a spin.
Danny McBride and Channing Tatum – This is the End (Columbia Pictures)
Danny McBride shows an apocalyptic world, and uncomfortable theater-goers everywhere, that there’s no better pet than a scantily-clad Channing Tatum.

BEST VILLAIN
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips (Columbia Pictures)
Benedict Cumberbatch – Star Trek into Darkness (Paramount Pictures)
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Mila Kunis – Oz The Great and Powerful (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Donald Sutherland – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)

BEST ON-SCREEN TRANSFORMATION
Christian Bale – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
Elizabeth Banks – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)
Orlando Bloom – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)

BEST MUSICAL MOMENT
Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson – This is the End (Columbia Pictures)
Spoiler alert! Backstreet Boys reunite in heaven to perform “Everybody” with signature boy band moves and flair for this unforgettable apocalyptic ending.
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
Lawrence cleans and dances her frustrations away as she mouths the words to 70s classic “Live and Let Die.”
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
During his wedding reception, DiCaprio’s fraudulent Jordan Belfort pops and locks it to Bo Diddley’s “Pretty Thing.”
Melissa McCarthy – Identity Thief (Universal Pictures)
To ease the tension of stealing Sandy’s identity, McCarthy’s Diana shows her musical range as she attempts to sing along with the car radio — and even hits that high note in “Barracuda.”
Will Poulter – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)
With eyes wide shut, Poulter’s Kenny Rossmore throws it back to the 90s with a hilarious rendition of TLC’s “Waterfalls.”

BEST CAMEO PERFORMANCE
Robert De Niro – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Paramount Pictures)
Kanye West – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Paramount Pictures)
Joan Rivers – Iron Man 3 (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Rihanna – This is the End (Columbia Pictures)

BEST HERO
Henry Cavill as Clark Kent – Man of Steel (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man – Iron Man 3 (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Chris Hemsworth as Thor – Thor: The Dark World (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Channing Tatum as John Cale – White House Down (Columbia Pictures)