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Vote Now: Mockingjay Part 2 Nominated for 3 MTV Movie Awards

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It’s that time of year again, or rather, it’s the last time ever. The nominations for the 2016 MTV Movie Awards were announced and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 scored three – a very well deserved Ensemble Cast nod and Katniss Everdeen proved her badass worth with a Best Action Performance and Best Hero nomination for Jennifer Lawrence. Other nominees in each category can be seen below:

Ensemble Cast
–Avengers: Age of Ultron
–Furious 7
–Pitch Perfect 2
–Star Wars: The Force Awakens
–The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2

Best Action Performance
-Chris Pratt, Jurassic World
-Dwayne Johnson, San Andreas
-Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2
-John Boyega, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
-Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
-Vin Diesel, Furious 7

Best Hero
-Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road
-Chris Evans, Avengers: Age of Ultron
-Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
-Dwayne Johnson, San Andreas
-Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2
-Paul Rudd, Ant-Man

Jennifer Lawrence was also recognized for her work as the titular Joy in the Best Female Performance category:

Best Female Performance
-Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
-Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect 2
-Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road
-Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
-Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
-Morena Baccarin, Deadpool

You can see the full list of nominees hoping to bag a Golden Popcorn award here.

The Hunger Games‘ last round of nominations was not ignored by MTV who also commemorated the series with a special post remembering each trip the series has taken to the awards ceremony and highlighting the moments that have meant a lot to fans and casual viewers alike:

It’s not just that Katniss and her post-apocalyptic world have inspired so many others like it (Divergent, The Maze Runner, The 5th Wave, etc.) — though of course, that demonstrates the kind of cultural impact The Hunger Games has had over the years — or that Katniss Everdeen is a much-needed, interesting female hero. (Though, we’re all about that.) The Hunger Games franchise works because it’s honest with its fans. It’s never been a franchise that acts like extreme violence and warfare just happen so that everybody can move on and start making out with the nearest Peeta.

It’s a story about a girl who finds herself in the middle of an impossible situation, and does her best to rise to the occasion even while questioning the institutionalized authority around her. For Katniss, war isn’t a means to an end; it’s war. It’s brutal and it’s scary and it’s heartbreaking. It’s an important story, not only for young people, but for every generation.

Hear, hear, MTV! So make sure you head on over there and vote for the final time!

About Ciara McIntyre

Ciara works as a Script Supervisor, part-time film reviewer and full-time cinematic nerd.

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