Catching Fire Up for Three Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Awards season is upon us and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is up for a few!  Nominees for the Critics’ Choice awards were announced yesterday and Catching Fire has earned nominations for Best Action Movie, Best Actress in an Action Movie (Jennifer Lawrence), and Best Song (“Atlas” by Coldplay)!

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In addition to the above mentioned nominations, Jennifer Lawrence is up for Best Supporting Actress for her role in American Hustle! 

For the complete list of nominees, click here!

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Jennifer Lawrence Hit Herself with Bow!

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Jennifer Lawrence talked to MTV’s Josh Horowitz before the Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday night, where she discussed the Academy Awards, the filming of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and not knowing the title of the X-Men sequel!

On the Oscars:

“I was having a sleepover with my parents,” Lawrence told MTV News on the red carpet at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. “So I was asleep, and they came into my room and told me what happened. And then they left my bedroom, and I went back to sleep.”

And she’s not alone: Her “Playbook” co-stars Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jackie Weaver are also nominated for Oscars. “I believed with all my heart that they deserved it, so it’s absolutely amazing to be able to share this with everybody,” she said.

She compares the difference between filming The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, and hitting herself with her bow!

The Oscar nomination is hardly the biggest news in Lawrence’s life, with “Hunger Games” sequel “Catching Fire” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” looming on her very impressive horizon. Lawrence revealed that her second turn as Katniss, which just recently wrapped filming, was even more challenging than the first go-round.

“This one was harder,” she admitted. “There were a lot more six-day weeks, and the schedule was exhausting, [but] it’s so fun to get back with everybody, the same crew and obviously Josh [Hutcherson]. And [new director] Francis [Lawrence] is such a visionary. I think he’s doing an incredible job.”

Lawrence proved to be her own worst enemy during shooting. “I kicked myself in the face, only I didn’t kick myself; I hit myself with an eight-pound carbon-fiber bow,” she revealed of the self-inflicted bruise. “My own arm betrayed me.”

She also reveals that she hasn’t read the script for the upcoming X-Men sequel, and didn’t even know the title!

Looking forward to her second major franchise, we wanted to know if Lawrence has had a chance to read the script for the “X-Men: First Class” sequel, “Days of Future Past,” but she had trouble answering the question because she wasn’t aware of the title — a fact that was announced in August of last year.

“Days of future what? Is that what they’re calling it?” Lawrence asked when we told her the name of her movie. “They don’t tell me anything! They tell me everything, I never listen,” she added, laughing about the fact that she didn’t know the title. “That’s a cool title! No I haven’t read the script.”

Watch the accompanying video and read more by heading over to MTV.

Source: MTV

 

Woody Harrleson Nominated for Critics’ Choice Award

Woody Harrleson was nominated today for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries for the 2nd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards. He starred in the HBO show Game Change, a political drama based on events of the 2008 United States presidential election campaign. No word has been released yet on when the award show will air. We do know that last year the award show aired on Reelz Channel and streamed online on VH1.

 

Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries

Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock – PBS

Bill Nighy – Page Eight – PBS

Woody Harrelson – Game Change – HBO

Idris Elba – Luther – BBC America

Dominic West – The Hour – BBC America

Kevin Costner – Hatfields & McCoys – History

Source: The Hollywood Reporter