In a surprise move, the MTV Movie Awards not only announced a new interactive way to vote for your favorite categories such as Best Fight and Best Kiss, but have taken a cue from The Hunger Games and lumped together the guys and the gals for their brand new category, “Best Hero.”
Jennifer Lawrence is repping the ladies as a Hero (not a heroine!), with her portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games currently holding down second place in the brand new category, and as of right this moment… 7,498 votes behind He-Who-Can-Be-Named, Harry Potter, played by Daniel Radcliffe. Not that I’m keeping count or anything.
The inclusion of the Best Hero category puts Lawrence herself in the running at four solo nominations (Best Hero, Best Female Performance, Best Kiss with Josh Hutcherson and Best Fight with Josh Hutcherson and Alexander Ludwig) and The Hunger Games as a whole at 9 nominations total, including the coveted Movie Of The Year category.
Voting for all categories but MOTY and Best Hero ends on Saturday, June 2nd, with voting for those two continuing all the way through the LIVE airing on Sunday, June 3rd until 9:00 PM ET. You can cast your vote for all categories online by visiting the MTV Awards page, or vote for Best Hero by simply tweeting with the hashtag #votekatniss! You can also check the Best Hero #vote tracker to check how your favorite bow slinging hero is stacking up against her competition!
The 21st annual MTV Movie Awards air live Sunday, June 3 at 9 p.m. ET. And with so many total nominations, it looks like the odds are ever in her favor at this years MTV Movie Awards!