As we predicted, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” was the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards, taking Best Movie, Best Female Performance (Jennifer Lawrence), and Best Male Performance (Josh Hutcherson).
Josh and Sam accepted the Movie of the Year award for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The film beat out 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and The Wolf of Wall Street for the win.
While accepting the award, Josh delivered a special tribute to their late co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman.
“I also want to say real quickly, I know that if Philip were here, he would think this is really cool,” Josh said. “And to have him in our movies was one of the coolest things in the world. He’s one of the actors I’ve looked up to my entire life and we think about him every day on set. So wherever he is, this definitely goes out to him as well.”
The 2014 MTV Movie Awards host Conan O’Brien just might rig every category at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards so “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” star Josh Hutcherson wins EVERYTHING. We would not mind that at all, would we?
According to the list of guests published on the 2014 MTV Movie Awards website, Josh is going to be in attendance, and he is going to be seated right next to his ‘Catching Fire’ co-star Sam Claflin (see photo below). There is a good chance we’ll also be seeing him on stage since there are tons of Catching Fire-related nominations! Don’t miss the award ceremony this Sunday, April 13th at 9/8c!
According to Pathé Films Twitter account, ‘Paradise Lost’ will be released in Paris, France on September 24, 2014. Before that we only knew the Spain release date which is October 15, 2014. Release dates for other countries are yet to be announced.
Josh and his mother called into Kentucky Sports Radio yesterday morning to talk about the Cats, causing tweens across the Bluegrass to collapse in front of their radios in a heap of emotions. Josh was born in Union, Kentucky, and is a lifelong Cat fan, “going back generations.” Hutcherson was the celebrity “Y” at the Kentucky/Louisville game in December, and told Matt that it was the highlight of his career:
“That was my single most proud moment that I’ve had as a side effect of my acting career. Absolutely. That’s bigger than any award that I’ve won, anything. That’s literally, it’s always been an absolute dream of mine,” Hutcherson said. “And it was at a Louisville game, too. It was against Louisville! It was a dream.”
By now, you’ve heard that Hutcherson’s Hunger Games co-star Jennifer Lawrence is a Louisville fan. Matt asked Josh what if he and Jennifer talked a lot of trash during the Kentucky/Louisville game last week, and he said no because Jennifer isn’t a true fan like him, you, and me: ”She’s not a fan like I am. She’s a fan by association.”
In fact, Jennifer got so tired of hearing Josh talk trash that she gave him her dad’s phone number so he could banter back and forth with him, the true Louisville fan in the family.
Josh said that he’s not worried at all about Wisconsin: “I’m not so scared of Wisconsin. I don’t know why exactly, I think we’re playing really good right now and I feel Wisconsin’s not going to be a big problem for us.” He added that he thinks Kentucky can also knock off Florida to win #9: “With all the momentum we have coming into in now, we have a good shot at winning it all. I really do believe that.”
Listen to what else Josh had to say when he called into Kentucky Sports radio yesterday:
756 Bluray screencaptures of Josh as Peeta in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ have now been added to our gallery! Enjoy the beautiful captures!
If you had the opportunity to give advice to your younger self, what would it be? Well, you may get some ideas from Josh Hutcherson.
After 21 years of experiences, Josh imparts his wisdom on us and it’s the perfect reminder to stay true to ourselves.
1. Do things because you want to do them. “I was bullied, especially when I first said I wanted to be an actor, kids thought I was weird.”
2. Be motivated by passion, not fear. “I want to drive forward with what I want to be doing next.”
3. Heartbreak doesn’t mean failure. “It’s a learning process.”
4. Good friends are worth the wait. “Once you get to that place where you find people you connect with — it’s so much better.”
5. It’s a great thing to be different. “The difference is what leads to greatness.”
Watch the video below for more of Hutcherson’s advice and check out more of Josh’s amazing organization: Straight But Not Narrow.
MTV has announced the nominations for its 2014 Movie Awards. The ceremony will take place at Hollywood’s Nokia Theatre on Sunday 13 April.
Josh and The Hunger Games are nominated in the following categories:
Movie of the Year
12 Years a Slave
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Male Performance
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
Jason Bateman Vs Melissa McCarthy – Identity Thief
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson & Sam Claflin Vs Mutant Monkeys – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Jonah Hill Vs James Franco & Seth Rogen – This Is The End
Orlando Bloom & Evangeline Lilly Vs Orcs – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Everyone – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
You can submit your votes here.
Josh Hutcherson is hooked on ink. The hunky Hunger Games star, 21, is already tattooed with the libra astrological sign on his wrist, an anchor on his left side and a nautical scene between his shoulder blades, but if the mega-star had his way, he’d get inked in many more visible places. “If I weren’t an actor, I would have tattoos covering every inch of my body,” Hutcherson told Us Weekly of his love for body art.
First getting inked at age 17 — with his mom’s consent — the actor is forced to spend an extra 90 minutes in the makeup chair getting his dye covered up for Peeta Mellark’s shirtless scenes in The Hunger Games film franchise.
Keeping his hot bod in shape by playing basketball five days a week in a variety of leagues, the Union, Ky., native is no stranger to having his chiseled physique eyed by female costars and fans, but the one woman he has eyes for his actress Claudia Traisac, whom he met while filming the upcoming thriller Paradise Lost.
“I’m a hopeless romantic! Hutcherson explains. “But I’m not one to have my feelings and then not do anything about it. I always seem to find a way to show how I feel. I can be quiet and reserved with my friends, but when I need to, I can be big and entertaining.”