"Hunger Games" tops MTV Awards, "Mormon" takes Olivier
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 01:19
April 14 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including ''The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'' wins big at the MTV Movie Awards, ''The Book of Mormon'' takes the top award at the the Olivier Awards, and Wong Kar-wai wins at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Bob Mezan reports.
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"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" was voted 'movie of the year' and scooped top acting honors at the MTV Movie Awards. The second installment of the hugely popular "Hunger Games" franchise beat out this year's Oscar best picture winner "12 Years a Slave" in online voting that continued through much of the show. Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson won best female and male performances for their roles as Katniss and Peeta. Lawrence did not attend the awards show however.
In addition to the top awards, Zac Efron won best shirtless performance and Jonah Hill won best comedic performance for his role in "The Wolf of Wall Street."
"The Book of Mormon" won best new musical at the Olivier Awards - Britain's highest theater honors. The show's star, Gavin Creel also took an award for best actor in a musical. The Best Actor in a Play went to Rory Kinnear for 'Othello;' he was up against the likes of Jude Law and Tom Hiddleston. Best Actress in a Play went to Lesley Manville for her performance in "Ghosts."
Rounding out an awards weekend, "The Grandmaster" swept the Hong Kong Film Awards with 12 wins. The martial arts fantasy won best movie and best director for Wong Kar-wai. It was Wong's third win at the annual event, now in its 35th year.
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