May 30, 2012

ARTICLE: NextMovie predicts The Hunger Games' odds at the MTV Movie Awards

The MTV Movie Awards will air this Sunday (6/3/12) and The Hunger Games is leading the nominations with a whopping total of 9. But, are the odds in our favor? NextMovie scrutinizes the categories and sizes up The Hunger Games' chances. Read their thoughts below.

Movie of the Year

"The Hunger Games" is something of a freshman franchise at the moment, and it's sharing this major category with a hip senior classman ("Harry Potter") and a very popular junior ("Breaking Dawn - Part 1"). Even putting aside the massively successful "The Help" and "Bridesmaids" which are also nominated, the "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" fanbases will be tough to beat, especially since many "Hunger Games" fans stem from one or both of those fan groups and may still have a little click loyalty for them. There's a chance "The Hunger Games" could take this prize home, but it may be a little slim.
Our Bet: Lose

Best Female Performance

Jennifer Lawrence has this category in the bag. While Kristen Wiig, Emma Stone and Rooney Mara also present some fresh blood for the nomination list and Emma Watson's got a plethora of "Harry Potter" fans at her flanks, J.Law is the literal face of the newest Big Thing in Young Hollywood and almost everyone can agree her performance merits the landslide victory here.
Our Bet: Win

Best Male Performance

While Josh Hutcherson might've won over (most of) "The Hunger Games" faithful with his touching performance as Peeta Mellark, his fellow competitors in this battle are fierce. The "Harry Potter" folks will no doubt be vetting the series' long-lived lead Daniel Radcliffe for a final win, and both Ryan Gosling and Channing Tatum have nudged into heartthrob status over the past few years. Hutcherson could totally nab the victory and probably will, but we predict it'll be by a very close margin.
Our Bet: Win

Best Cast

The "Harry Potter" gang is worthy competition for this category as well, but it may be the hilarious "Bridesmaids" gals who give "The Hunger Games" kids the biggest run for their money here. This one still smells ripe enough for a big tribute win, though.
Our Bet: Win

Best Hero

While "Avengers" characters Captain America (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) represent the year's new heroes well, and old reliable Harry Potter is definitely strong in the mix, Katniss Everdeen is sure to snag the win for the year's best hero, a category determined entirely by Twitter-based votes. After all, the girl was able to face-down the Capitol with just a handful of berries.
Our Bet: Win

Best Fight

Katniss and Peeta's big finale showdown with Cato (Alexander Ludwig) in "The Hunger Games" is way overshadowed by the epic Harry vs. Voldemort fight scene in the final "Harry Potter" flick. However, one theme of "The Hunger Games" is vicious triumph, and there is a lot of fresh blood in the voting fanbase, so they may be champs in this category after all.
Our Bet: Could go either way

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