Hunger Games And MTV Movie Awards
The relationship between the MTV Movie Awardsand "The Twilight Saga," which picked up fourth-consecutive wins for Best Kiss and Best Movie during Sunday's show, is well-documented. The stuff of pop-culture legend, some might say. But 2012 marked the beginning of a franchise with strong potential to pick up the torch for years to come: "The Hunger Games."
The inaugural entry in the big-screen adaptation of the young adult trilogy already surpassed all of the "Twilight" movies on the all-time domestic box-office list, collecting nearly $400 million before being surpassed by "Marvel's the Avengers."
On Sunday, during a telecast that saw host Russell Brand exclaiming "Twilight! Hunger Games!" multiple times throughout his monologue, the newly minted box-office juggernaut swept up four MTV Movie Awards, including Best Male Performance, Best Female Performance, Best Fight and Best On-Screen Transformation. Despite the dire circumstances surrounding their characters in the series, there was no shortage of celebration among the cast during a series of acceptance speeches that included Elizabeth Banks getting hauled off by a shirtless Joe Manganiello.