Movies.com: Fandom Awards! Wednesday 06 June, 2012
In light of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, which took place this past Sunday night, Perri Nemiroff of Movies.com invited a bunch of fan site representatives (including us!) to come up with our own award categories and winners in order to showcase awesome aspects of The Hunger Games that will likely never be acknowledged at a traditional awards show.
We’ve included some of our favorites below! For the full list of awards, click here to head on over to Perri’s latest Hunger Games Countdown piece. And let us know in the comments which award you would give to The Hunger Games or a Hunger Games cast member if given the chance!
Best Hallucination Simulation – Savanna of The Hunger Games Fireside Chat
This award goes to Gary Ross and everyone else who had a hand in orchestrating the tracker jacker hallucination scene. Going into the film, this was one of the scenes that I was most concerned about, but they totally nailed it! Thanks to brilliant camerawork, editing, and sound design, rather than simply watching Katniss wander around in a daze, the audience actually gets to see what she sees and experience the effects of the venom right alongside her. The visions of Caesar Flickerman and the exploding house (a metaphor for the hole that Mr. Everdeen’s death ripped into the family) were unexpected and added to the intensity to the episode. Bravo!
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 time that it is given the recognition it deserves!
Best Use of Nightlock – Shelia 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.