The nominations for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards were released yesterday, and they are so full of UGH. Obviously, nobody takes these nominations seriously, and they’re pretty much publicity stunts cooked up by the network and various film studios to promote their movies. However, they usually reflect popular culture to a fairly accurate degree, except this year in the ‘Best Hero’ category, not a SINGLE WOMAN was listed!
Keep in mind, this is the year that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire topped the box office, Jennifer Lawrence became America’s pretend Best Friend, and Frozen crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office. And if they’re listing Channing Tatum‘s performance in White House Down under ‘Best Hero’, I see absolutely NO reason that they snub Jennifer’s performance for Catching Fire or the two heroines in Frozen – ESPECIALLY since Catching Fire will probably win Best Movie at the awards. I mean, come on MTV! Get with the times!
Fans are already in an uproar over the glaring omission, and some have even started petitions to get Katniss, Elsa, and Anna added to the list, although I doubt MTV will really do anything about it. They probably didn’t even realize the snubs as they decided on the nominations, although in retrospect, it’s ridiculous that they didn’t. This is the first time in decades that a female-led film topped the yearly box office, and it means that finally, FINALLY things are changing in Hollywood. And MTV decides that they’re not willing to acknowledge that?
What do you guys think? Do you think Katniss, Elsa, and Anna were unfairly snubbed from the Best Heroes category? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.