Another year, another opportunity for Jennifer Lawrence to skip the MTV Movie Awards. The Oscar-winning actress picked up two nominations this morning for her role as Katniss Everdeen inThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1: Best Female Performance and Best Musical Moment. Lawrence has won the Golden Popcorn trophy three years running in the Best Female Performance category, and has five total awards in 14 nominations, counting this year. But despite all the MTV gold, Lawrence has never attended the ceremony, usually citing scheduling conflicts.
Lionsgate’s decision to split The Hunger Games: Mockingjay into two parts didn’t stop fans from flooding theaters on the film’s opening weekend. Before she will commit herself to being a revolutionary, however, Katniss insists on a dangerous mission to find and rescure her friend and sort-of-fiance Peeta (Josh Hutcherson, above), who has been kidnapped by the evil President Snow.
Jennifer Lawrence did her best to keep expectations low when it came to her singing performance in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1. A few days later, on Saturday Night Live, she and co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson “surprised” host Woody Harrelson where the four performed a ditty together — but not before some ribbing about Lawrence’s pipes.
The time for revolution is at hand, and film critics are eager to get on with it. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 is receiving mixed-to-positive reviews, with the general consensus that the penultimate Hunger Games movie just doesn’t feel complete on its own. “Part 1 is a likable preamble, a moment to let the flames die down before adding more fuel,” Henry Barnes writes in The Guardian.
David O. Russell is an audiophile. Exhibit A: Jennifer Lawrence belting out Wings’ “Live and Let Die” in American Hustle. “Each thing is specific, as is ‘I Feel Love’ by Donna Summer and all the Jeff Lynne music from ELO [Electric Light Orchestra],” explains the 56-year-old director.
Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 Where will you be next Monday night, at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET? That’s just a rhetorical question, of course: We know that you’ll be tuning intoour live stream of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 premiere and watching your favorite stars — including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, and director Francis Lawrence — as they walk the red carpet.
Elizabeth Banks is dressing down in the new Hunger Games movie, but she’s more than making up for it on the red carpet. The actress brought her A-game to Monday’s London premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, where she dazzled in a billowing Elie Saab gown with a plunging neckline. With its smoke-colored skirt and red floral bodice, Banks’ dress seems like it could have been designed for the Mockingjay herself, Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence).
The most famous — and valuable — people in Hollywood today are fictional characters. Today Vulture released its annual ranking of Hollywood’s Most Valuable Stars. Using a formula that weighs hard data like box office numbers and intangibles like likeability, the site determined an A-list pecking order that — inadvertently or not — reflects the monumental shift that continues to reshape the movie industry as actors become more and more subservient to the franchises they headline.
Jennifer Lawrence shared today what it has been like to become the Mockingjay in the upcoming installment of The Hunger Games on the movie’s official website, which released its second batch of images and PR materials. 1. Lawrence is still filming (in Atlanta)! “I don’t really feel like there is a lot of myself in Katniss,” Lawrence admits in a q-and-a on the site.
The saga of Serena continues! Magnolia Pictures has picked up U.S. rights to the long-delayed drama that stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, and is reportedly eyeing a release date in early 2015. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Magnolia became the “default distributor” of the movie — which was financed by a sister company — after several other studios rejected it. “The film was so edited, it made no sense,” one buyer told THR.
Katniss Everdeen is ready for war. In a new poster for the upcoming Hunger Games sequel, Jennifer Lawrence is clad in snug-fitting black as the franchise’s archer heroine. If the outfit looks familiar it’s because her fellow rebels were presented in similar garb, packing weaponry,just a few weeks ago . But there’s one big difference to note here: The familiar mockingjay emblem that appears behind Katniss is ablaze in this new version.