Oh, the MTV Movie Awards! In the rank of awards show importance, you’re definitely not in the same league as the Golden Globes (or even the Emmys), but DAMN do you beat the hell out of the Teen Choice Awards.You come around once a year and whether we want to watch or not, we usually do.
This year, The Hunger Games is up for EIGHT awards. They are: Movie of the Year, Best Kiss, Best Female Performance, Best Male Performance, Best On-Screen Transformation, Best Fight, Best Cast, and Breakthrough Performance (because apparently, Liam Hemsworth is new?)
We love The Hunger Games so much it’s kind of ridiculous, but we’ll concede to a point that most other fans won’t: Out of all the categories, The Hunger Games should only win maybe 3 of them.
Yes, the movie was exceptional. The performances were phenomenal. We could watch it over and over all day long… and probably will once the DVD comes out. But were they enough to deserve all the awards, especially against movies like Drive, The Help, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2? As realists, the answer is no.
Lucky enough for you hardcore fans who DO believe that The Hunger Games is the only film the should ever get an award, our realism makes no difference whatsoever. The MTV Movie Awards is voted on completely by the fans, many of whom incessantly vote over and over again for their favorite, which is Twilight wins so much.
We’re not saying “BOYCOTT THESE AWARDS!” or anything like that, because there is something to be said for popularity when it comes to films. However, the MTV Movie Awards are a double-edged sword.
If The Hunger Games wins almost every category it’s nominated in, we’ve officially become a fandom filled with crazies who will spend hours lingering over their computers voting and voting for our champions to win a golden popcorn statue and rallying their friends to do the same. With that goes a decent chunk of our dignity.
If The Hunger Games loses almost every category, then nobody takes the fandom all that seriously because we’re letting all the other fandoms, who would inevitably win out in such a case (and probably SHOULD win, in case of the last Harry Potter film), trample all over us. The potential for new fans realized during a major television show would be lost and we’d kinda feel like asshats.
So let’s vote for our Hunger Games once each, maybe even twice, and hope for the best. If they win, they get to be on MTV’s 2012 Movie Awards recap just before next year’s show. If they lose, they cannot adorn their living room with a giant metal popcorn statuette.
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