‘The Hunger Games’, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth & Alexander Ludwig Win at The Teen Choice Awards 2012!
The Hunger Games and cast won big tonight at the Teen Choice Awards!
The Hunger Games movie won Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games, won Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games and Journey 2, won Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games won Choice Liplock
Liam Hemsworth, The Hunger Games won Choice Move Scene Stealer: Male
Alexander Ludwig, The Hunger Games won Choice Movie Villian
Taylor Swift, “Eyes Open” from the Hunger Games Motion Picture Soundtrack won Choice Single by Female Artist
The Hunger Games Triology by Suzanne Collins won Choice Book
I didn’t see the announce on Choice Movie Scene Stealer, which I would guess Elizabeth Banks would win and Jennifer and Amandla Steinberg for Choic Movie Chemistry. I’ll try to find out, it wasn’t televised.
Congratulations to The Hunger Games cast, crew and author Suzanne Collins!
Vote for ‘The Hunger Games’, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Taylor Swift in the Teen Choice Awards 2012!
Wrath of the Titans
The Hunger Games
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Chris Hemsworth – The Avengers
Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games/ Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Robert Pattinson – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Robert Downey Jr. – The Avengers
Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games
Kristen Stewart – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Lily Collins – Mirror, Mirror
Scarlett Johanson – The Avengers
Vanessa Hudgens – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Single by Female Artist
Adele – Set Fire to the Rain
Jennifer Lopez (feat. Pitbull) – Dance Again
Katy Perry – Part of Me
Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
Taylor Swift – Eyes Open from The Hunger Games Soundtrack
The Hunger Games Trilogy – Suzanne Collins
The Twilight Saga – Stephenie Meyer
The Divergent Trilogy – Veronica Roth
The Lucky One – Nicholas Sparks
The Giver – Lois Lowry
Go VOTE HERE to vote for The Hunger Games, Jennifer, Josh, Liam, Taylor and Suzanne! You have to register to vote and you have to be between the ages of 13 – 19 and a US resident.
The Hunger Games is not just a popcorn blockbuster–though it serves admirably as one–but also commentary on a culture led by political interests and placated by reality TV, suggests a new ABC News profile of author Suzanne Collins-
But “The Hunger Games” is much heavier than most young adult fare, and some people have complained that it is too violent for kids. But Collins, whose father served in Vietnam when she was a little girl, wants young people to think critically about the brutality of war and culture’s desensitization to violence.
“What do you think about choices your government past or present, or other governments around the world make?” Collins said in a video posted on YouTube. “What’s your relationship to reality TV versus your relationship to news? Was there anything that disturbed you because it reflected aspects of your own life, and what can you do about it?”
Collin’s views recall similar thoughts by Elizabeth Banks and Donald Sutherland, who play Effie Trinket and President Snow-
Elizabeth Banks, who plays Capitol-assigned chaperone Effie Trinket, echoed the sentiment. “There are oppressive regimes all over the world that are being toppled by young people using YouTube to start revolutions,” she said. “There is no greater connection. This book is happening right now.”
Thankfully, here’s Donald Sutherland to put the Hunger Games potential for real world translation into relatable terms: “This has the possibility to change everything – to motivate, to catalyze, to activate, whatever revolutionary instincts there are in what is, essentially, from my point of view, a dormant generation.”
“I just hope that they see from this allegory that the future is unacceptable. But more than that, it’s unimaginable. If you look at the weather, if you look at fossil fuels, if you look at a political party that just says no only because they want to get elected – they have no concern for four years for the people… those people are our business managers!
FAME: Suzanne Collins non-fiction graphic novel is available now!
NEW ‘HUNGER GAMES’ SUZANNE COLLINS NON-FICTION GRAPHIC NOVEL IS IN STORES NOW.
With the “Hunger Games” movie coming out this week, this is the perfect time for fans to discover what inspired Suzanne Collins to write ‘The Hunger Games. In stores today is “FAME: Suzanne Collins: creator of the Hunger Games”
“FAME: Suzanne Collins” offers fans a unique look at the life of their beloved author, and what inspired her best-selling young adult book series, “The Hunger Games.” It chronicles her life, including important moments in her childhood, her early career in children’s television, and her transition to the world of young adult literature.
“FAME: Suzanne Collins” is written by Sara Gundell, features original cover artwork by Joe Phillips, whose credits include work for DC Comics, and is illustrated by Mimei Sakamoto, an acclaimed Manga artist.
It seems only fitting that Collins is the subject of Bluewater’s latest bio-comic, as she joins the ranks of other authors previously featured in Bluewater titles, such as J.K. Rowling, Anne Rice, Charlaine Harris, Stephen King and Stephenie Meyer.
“With comic book shelves teeming with violence, sex and dark brooding heroes, these biographies are reading material that teens enjoy and parents can appreciate as they are fun, fact-filled and age appropriate,” said Bluewater president Darren Davis. “We understand who these celebrities are, what they represent, and tried to create an illustrated world that captures their story.”
Writer Sara Gundell runs the young adult literature website Novel Novice, and writes exclusively about “The Hunger Games” series for Examiner.com. She has also contributed her “Hunger Games” knowledge to MTV, Movies.com, and other media outlets.
According to Bluewater, many schools and libraries order and enjoy the biography comics as a reading supplement for reticent readers.
Davis credits comic books for helping him overcome a reading disability. “I was a terrible student. My parents couldn’t get me to read the back of a cereal box, much less my schoolbooks. But once I discovered comics I realized it was a gateway too much, much more. I look at our biography comics in a similar light. If they help one person on the road to reading, the journey was well worth it.”
The 40-page graphic novel retails for $7.99. These biography titles typically sell out very quickly so fans are encouraged to order their copy through their local comic book shop, or order them through Amazon, Barnes & Noble or any other bookstore.
Also in stores now are graphic novels of super-celebs like Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Glee & Big Time Rush
The books are also available on the NOOK & Kindle.
Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins saw the movie! She just sent out the following note to fans via Facebook:
I’ve just had the opportunity to see the finished film of The Hunger Games. I’m really happy with how it turned out. I feel like the book and the film are individual yet complementary pieces that enhance one another. The film opens up the world beyond Katniss’ point of view, allowing the audience access to the happenings of places like the Hunger Games control room and President Snow’s rose garden, thereby adding a new dimension to the story.
Director Gary Ross has created an adaptation that is faithful in both narrative and theme, but he’s also brought a rich and powerful vision of Panem, its brutality and excesses, to the film as well. His world building’s fantastic, whether it be the Seam or the Capitol. It’s amazing to see things that are suggested in the book fully developed and so brilliantly realized through the artistry of the designers.
And, my God, the actors. The cast, led by the extraordinary Jennifer Lawrence, is absolutely wonderful across the board. It’s such a pleasure to see how they’ve embodied the characters and brought them to life.
So I’d like to sincerely thank all the many people who devoted their time and talents to the film, especially producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, and the excellent teams at Color Force, Larger Than Life, and Lionsgate.
I hope you enjoy the film!
This sounds awesome!
Publisher’s Weekly writer Karen Springen sat down with 13-year-old Amandla Stenberg to have speaks about her character, meeting Suzanne Collins, and her thoughts about the cast and movie.
(Keep your wits about you – Potential Spoilers Ahead!)
Was Rue your favorite character when you were reading?
Rue and Foxface were my favorite characters, probably because they’re not necessarily bad. I loved Rue because of how musical and sweet she is. Now that I’ve read the book a few times, I actually like the character Clove a lot. She’s very skilled with how she can throw knives. And everyone loves Katniss!
What did you do to get into character and make yourself feel like Rue?
For my audition, I went to Gary’s house. To get prepared, I dressed up like Rue. I wore khakis and a T-shirt, and my mom had rolled around my clothes in the dirt before. And we put twigs in my hair and leaves all over me, and stains were all over my clothes. And I had a little wreath of flowers in my pocket that I thought Rue might have. That was in my pocket as good luck, and also a special rock. Those were my little tokens I thought Rue would have.
She was there for two days in the middle of shooting. It was so amazing to meet her – the creator of all this. We were doing a very traumatic scene, and I was kind of bawling my eyes out. I wasn’t quite sure if this was how Suzanne Collins imagined the scene. And so I talked to her, and she told me just that Rue was trying to be very strong for Katniss. She wanted Katniss to go on, so she tried to be very brave for Katniss. That was very helpful.
Did Suzanne know you were a huge Hunger Games fan before you were cast?
Yes, I told her how much I loved her writing! I’m so glad I had the honor of meeting her. She was very sweet and wrote a note in my book thanking me for my work in the movie. A lot of the other cast members signed it as well. We were signing each other’s copies like yearbooks.
How do you think fans will feel about the film?
I think fans will be very, very pleased with the movie. I know from what I’ve shot and from what I’ve seen, it really stays true to what I thought of the book. It really embodies the feel of the book, and it keeps what is really important in the book about Katniss’s emotions and her survival. That’s really important. They did a fantastic job bringing that to life. Everyone involved is very concerned that the fans are happy with it and that they enjoy it.
I love this girl! She’s so mature and sweet, and has such enthusiasm for her character and the “Hunger Games” series…
Which is only going to make Rue’s death scene that much harder to watch. –sigh-
Who else is going to be stocking up on Kleenex the next few months to prepare for this movie?
Read more of Amandla Stenberg’s interview at Publisher’s Weekly.
As part of Vanity Fair‘s special on The Hunger Games they interviewed Gary Ross, the director, about the the cast and characters in the film. Gary tells Vanity Fair how he originally got into The Hunger Games, how he came to choose Jennifer Lawrence for the role of Kaniss Everdeen, his opinion on Josh Hutcherson as an actor, and living up to Suzanne Collins’ expectations.
Krista Smith (Vanity Fair): Tell me—how did you get into The Hunger Games?
Gary Ross: I read the book. My kids turned me on to it, and I went nuts. I guess, about a year ago. I literally read it and said, “I have to make the movie.”
KS: And what’s been the best part so far?
GR: You rarely get a tentpole that has this much emotional depth, this much character to dive into. The character of Katniss is . . . incredible. Suzanne [Collins, the author of the books,] did such an amazing job, and painted such a vivid character that I think for me and Jen. . . . It was just exciting every day. Not just from a pure filmmaking perspective, but also just in terms of the depth of the acting and exploring the character.
KS: How did you get Jennifer to play Katniss?
GR: I was just a fan. When you do what I do, any time you see an actor like this emerge—I think everybody’s head sort of snapped, you know? Both from Winter’s Bone and other work that she’s done, I was just always very aware of her. And then I had a meeting with her, and I was just as impressed, and then she came in and read for us and she sort of blew me away. But I wasn’t totally surprised, because I think that an actor like this comes along, you know, once a generation.
KS: I’m reading the book now—I’m told once you start, you’re not able to stop.
GR: Totally true. And also, [Katniss is] just such a compelling character, and her struggle and her evolution is so beautiful, and that’s what I’m saying. You see the character emerge and grow and have so much strength—she’s a very important character for kids, because she starts off purely in a fight for survival, and by the end of the story, she learns there’s so much more. There [are] things more important than merely surviving—like, what does it mean to actually live?
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A new issue of Life Story, Film Fantasy has a seven pages of The Hunger Games including interviews and previously released pictures, and thanks to DWTC you can now see it for yourself! If you click on each picture you can bring up a larger size and actually read the article. Here is some of the article (click ‘More’ below to read more of the article) and scans, but don’t forget to click here to visit DWTC for more scans!
On Creating The Games
When Suzanne Collins originally came up with the concept for The Hunger Games, she found herself drawn towards Roman and Greek mythology.
“It’s very much based on the myth of Theseus and the Minataur, which I read when I was eight years old,” she says. “I was a huge fan of Greek and Roman mythology. As punishment for displeasing Crete, Athens periodically had to send seven youths and seven maidens to Crete, where they were thrown into the labyrinth and devoured by the Minataur, which is a monster that’s half-man and half bull. Even when I was a little kids, the story took my breath away, because it was so cruel, and Crete was so ruthless. The message is, mess with us and we’ll do something worse than kill you — we’ll kill your children. And the thing is, it was allowed; the parents sat by power-less to stop it. The cycle doesn’t end until Theseus volunteers to go, and he kills the Minotaur. In her own way, Katniss is a futuristic Theseus. I was also heavily influenced by the historical figure Spartacus. Katniss follows the same arc from slave to gladiator to rebel to face a war…”
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The Hunger Games | Willow Shields | Hollywood Dailies | Movie Trailer | Review
In a recent interview Willow Shields, Prim in The Hunger Games, spoke to Reelz Channel about the movie and how Suzanne Collins, the author, is working with those writing the script. As well she speaks highly of Jennifer Lawrence saying she is “a funny, great person”. Click on the video to see the full interview!
[Source: Reelz Channel]
In 2010 Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins told EW that one of her favorite books as a child was The Phantom Tollbooth. For its 50th anniversary, a new Annotated Phantom Tollbooth will be released. Suzanne Collins will leave her mark on the new edition with an exclusive essay:
The Phantom Tollbooth is a universally beloved childhood classic. In the 50 years since its original publication, millions of children have breathlessly followed Milo’s adventures in the Lands Beyond.
Now Leonard Marcus, a nationally acclaimed writer on children’s literature, has created a richly annotated edition of this perennial favorite. Marcus’s expansive annotations include interviews with the author and illustrator, illuminating excerpts from Juster’s notes and drafts, cultural and literary commentary, and Marcus’s own insights on the book. The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth also includes an introduction that shares the fascinating background on the book’s publication—Juster and Feiffer met as young neighbors in Brooklyn, New York, and thus began a fortuitious collaboration on a project that would become an instant classic—as well as its enduring place in the world of children’s literature.
The new edition will with Collin’s contribution will be released next week, and you can order the 50th Anniversary Annotated Phantom Tollbooth now.