Catching Fire Scoops Seven Nominations at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was able to get seven nominations at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. The second installment of the Hunger Games franchise was nominated for:

  • Movie of the Year
  • Best Female Performance (Jennifer Lawrence)
  • Best Male Performance (Josh Hutcherson)
  • Best Fight (Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin vs. mutant monkeys)
  • Best Shirtless Performance (Sam Claflin)
  • Best Villan (Donald Sutherland)
  • Best On-screen Transformation (Elizabeth Banks)

The event will be held on April 13, 2014 at the Los Angeles Nokia Theatre. Cast your votes here! Let’s help get THG more awards!

Elizabeth Banks to Receive CinemaCon Award for Excellence in Acting

Elizabeth Banks will receive the CinemaCon Award for Excellence in Acting for her achievements in the acting scenes. Banks is notable for playing different kinds of characters from being Laura Bush to the lovable and fashionable District 12 escort in The Hunger Games series. Our very own Effie will receive the award by April 18 at the final night gala of the CinemaCon. 
Congrats Elizabeth!
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Effie and Haymitch on the Plane Sitting Next to Each Other

Elizabeth Banks, who plays District 12 escort Effie Trinket, has shared a photo on her twitter with her co-star Woody Harrelson, who plays District 12 mentor Haymitch Abernathy. This is for all Hayffie shippers out there. They’re so cute together right? Can’t wait to see Hayffie moments in Catching Fire. What do you think?

Elizabeth Banks Confirmed that Danny Strong Will Write the Screenplays for Mockingjay 1 and 2

Elizabeth Banks,who plays Effie, in the Hunger Games trilogy, has confirmed on her blog about Danny Strong penning the screenplays for Mockingjay Part 1 and 2, which will be out in 2014 and 2015, respectively. In her post she says:
“Right now I’m filming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, but the powers that be are hard at work adapting book #3, Mockingjay.” 
“Going Twilight-style, the third book will be split up into two movies, both written by Buffy alum Danny Strong.”
“He acts and writes! He wrote the HBO flicks Game Change and Recount, so tight, I can’t wait to see what he does with Mockingjay!”
If you haven’t heard it yet, Danny Strong was indeed rumored to pen the scripts for the last two films of the franchise. We don’t know if Lionsgate will be happy to hear about Elizabeth Banks spilling the beans without official confirmation from them first. Anyway, welcome to the Hunger Games fandom Sir Danny Strong. 

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