The Hunger Games wins big at The Empire Cinemas Alternative Movie Awards

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 May 2014
Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' triumphed at 'The Empire Cinemas Alternative Movie Awards' winning a number of accolades with Jennifer Lawrence being recognised for her tremendous talent

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' triumphed at The Empire Cinemas Alternative Movie Awards.

Jennifer Lawrence won Sexiest Actress and Best Film Hero for her portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in the second installment of the adaptation of Suzanne Collins' trilogy.

The 23-year-old star also picked up the gong for Best On-Screen Kiss for her smooch with Liam Hemsworth who stars as Gale Hawthorne while the sci-fi adventure picked up a further award for Best Sequel.

Jon Nutton, Marketing Director for Empire Cinemas, said: "It's obvious that Jennifer Lawrence has captured the hearts, and funny bones, of the public and can do no wrong as her character Katniss Everdeen. Here at Empire Cinemas we're also glad to be awarding Leonardo DiCaprio a much deserved award and overdue credit for his incredible work these last 12 months."

Thor: The Dark World was another big winner - picking up a hat-trick of awards for Best Screen Fight as well as Chris Hemsworth's Sexiest Male Actor prize and Best Film Villain for Tom Hiddleston.

Meanwhile, Leonardo DiCaprio has been honoured for his role in 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' and last year's 'The Great Gatsby' with a People's Choice Award after losing out on in the Best Actor category at this year's Academy Awards.

The award's winners are voted solely by movie fans with DiCaprio picking up a huge 60 per cent of the public vote, beating stiff competition from '12 Years A Slave' actor Chiwetel Ejiofor and 'American Hustle' star Lawrence.

The full list of awards as follows:

Best On-Screen Kiss: Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Best Film Villain: Loki (Tom Hiddleston) - Thor: The Dark World

Sexiest Actor: Thor (Chris Hemsowth) - Thor: The Dark World

Sexiest Actress: Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) - The Hunger Game: Catching Fire

Best Film Hero: Jennifer Lawrence - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Best On-Screen Partnership: Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) - Gravity

Best Fight Scenes: Thor: The Dark World

Funniest Film: Despicable Me 2

Best Sequel: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The People's Choice Award: Leonardo Di Caprio

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 2h 26min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Francis Lawrence
  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
  • UK release: 21 November 2013

Katniss (Lawrence) and Peeta (Hutcherson) are forced to enter a special 75th anniversary games featuring contestants who've previously won. The sequel to 2012's The Hunger Games maintains the high standards of its predecessor, with a credible script, plenty of visual and narrative variety and superb performances.

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