As the Huffington Post points out, the MTV Movie Awards put two fandoms right up against each other – those of us that love The Hunger Games and wanted them to do well in their nominations, and the legions of fans supporting Harry Potter. Then there’s a bunch of fans that love BOTH.
The Huffington Post decided to do a bit of a mashup and ask the question – what would happen if the characters from The Hunger Games were sorted into Hogwarts houses?
You can click here to see what they decided, but at least for Katniss, Peeta and Gale, this is how they see it:
Slytherin might get a bad rap, but hear us out on this one — it’s not always a bad thing. As a tribute, she’s ultra-focused on survival, a classic Slytherin trait. If she were a Gryffindor, she might sacrifice herself in the Games so that another tribute could survive (the way Harry was willing to die for the good of others in the final scenes of Deathly Hallows). Instead, she’s a fierce competitor with a deep instinct to survive. Continue reading →
We have another nomination to be added to the list ‘The Hunger Games‘ is racking in for the MTV Movie Awards, making it the movie with the most nominations!
It was announced today that our heroine, Katniss Everdeen, has been nominated for the Best Hero award in the MMA’s first ever Social Voting category. Here’s what that means:
Fans of onscreen heroics should get their fingertips ready to tear up Twitter because that’s where they’ll be voting for their favorite onscreen do-gooder in the new category of Best Hero for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.
Beginning Tuesday (May 29) and right on through to the live show on June 3, fans can vote and track the nominees for Best Hero, presented by Sprint, via Twitter using hashtags associated with the nominees. Is your favorite hero a contender?
Here are the nominees:
Harry Potter, “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (#votepotter)
Katniss Everdeen, “The Hunger Games” (#votekatniss)
Thor, “Thor” (#votethor)
Captain America, “Captain America” (#votecaptain)
Jenko, “21 Jump Street” (#votejenko)
You can vote starting Today up until the live show, which airs June 3rd at 9 PM ET. And don’t forget to vote for ‘The Hunger Games‘ in their other 8 categories!
The initial wave of nominations for the 2012 Teen Choice Awards has been released, and The Hunger Games has been nominated for Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated for Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Josh Hutcherson is nominated for Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Liam Hemsworth picked up a nomination for Choice Male Hottie, and the Hunger Games trilogy is on the ballot for Choice Book. Here is who they are competing against:
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
“The Hunger Games”
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”
“Wrath of the Titans”
Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Robert Downey, Jr., “The Avengers”
Chris Hemsworth, “The Avengers”
Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games” and “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”
Taylor Lautner, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”
Robert Pattinson, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” Continue reading →
Forbes has compiled a list of questions that The Hunger Games book answers, but that the movie adaptation leaves fans wondering about if they didn’t also read the book.
Why were the tributes working together when the object of the Hunger Games is to kill everyone?
Districts 1, 2, and 4 have “career tributes,” known as “Careers.” They’re trained their entire lives to fight in the Hunger Games, and for them, it’s an honor to be picked. The Careers naturally band together, even in the cafeteria before the games begin.
Why did they let Peeta join their pack?
The Careers were jealous that Katniss scored an 11 in her pre-game rating—the highest of all the tributes. They let Peeta live because they believe he has information to help them get to her.
Why does Katniss blow up the food supply?
At this point in the movie, Katniss has allied herself with Rue. With Katniss’ hunting skills and Rue’s ability to tell which plants are edible, they can feed themselves. The Careers, who’ve spent their lives training for fighting rather than survival, can’t. By taking away their food, Katniss is taking away their ability to sustain themselves. Continue reading →
Here are some of the best Hunger Games quotes I’ve chosen:
“Only I keep wishing I could think of a way to…to show the Capitol they don’t own me. That I’m more than just a piece in their Games”
“So after, when he whispers, “You love me. Real or not real?” I tell him, “Real.”
“You’re a painter. You’re a baker. You like to sleep with the windows open. You never take sugar in your tea. And you always double-knot your shoelaces.”
“So that day, in music assembly, the teacher asked who knew the valley song. Your hand shot right up in the air. She stood you up on a stool and had you sing it for us. And I swear, every bird outside the windows fell silent…and right when your song ended, I knew – just like your mother – I was a goner.”
“It’s not necessary. My nightmares are usually about losing you,” he says. “I’m okay once I realize you’re here.”
“And then he gives me a smile that just seems so genuinely sweet with just the right touch of shyness that unexpected warmth rushes through me.”
Feel free to share your favorites with us, too. :)
Scholastic UK’s Twitter shared the covers, calling them the “grown up” versions, otherwise known as adult covers. (the contents of the books are the same, just different covers from previously released versions)