It was fantastic to see The Hunger Games take out four awards at the MTV Movie Awards the other night, but we think there’s a few categories that The Hunger Games should really be recognised for! :)
Best Facial Hair Performance – Hamilton of My Hunger Games
In the history of film, has there ever been an example of a beard pulling off such an inspired performance? Seneca Crane’s beard may just inspire other mustaches, goatees, and whiskers to follow in its steps and enter show business as a star instead of just a background player. From the moment it showed up on Wes Bentley’s face in the Hunger Games trailer, it was obvious a star had been born and it’s
Best Use of Nightlock – Sheila of HG Girl on Fire
This award goes to President Snow for his brilliant use of Nightlock. When Seneca Crane was escorted by a peacekeeper to a private room and left with a bowl of Nightlock with the understanding that he is to take it in order to execute himself, it was a mind-blowing moment. Watching Seneca’s look of shock and resignation was the moment that you really got a sense of President Snow’s cruelty and, ironically, his sense of humor.
Best Use of a Lizard – Theresa of Down With The Capitol
This award goes to Clove for her brilliant use of a lizard for target practice. While sitting around the campfire during a quiet moment in the Games, this District 2 Tribute keeps her skills (and her knives) sharp. This was definitely one of the key moments that showed Clove’s true character, her ruthlessness and desire to win.
Best Use of Holistic Medicine – Lee of The Hob
Rue’s use of chewed-up leaves to help Katniss survive tracker jacker stings illustrates the best use of holistic medicine. After knocking the tracker jacker nest out of the tree and onto her fellow Tributes, Katniss gets stung repeatedly and falls to the forest floor. She goes through a period of intense hallucinations before waking up to find plant leaves spread over her hands and arms. We learn that Rue provided this all-natural cure from readily available plants in the arena to help Katniss heal without the benefit of sponsors.