Angry aficionados of the Hunger Games actress have started a petition after her character Katniss Everdeen was snubbed from the Best Hero category in the recent 2014 MTV Movie Awards nominations.
The Care2 online petition is demanding that J.Law’s butt-kicking character be added to the category by Mar. 14. The petition already has almost 10,200 signatures!
"There is not a single woman in the Hero’s [sic] category. Don’t let a strong woman like Katniss be overlooked!" reads the petition.
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"Young women already have too few female heroes represented in film and television," it goes on. "We’re constantly shown by the entertainment industry that men are brave, powerful, or successful, while women are often given supporting roles and weak characters."
Among the stars that are nominated in the Best Hero category are Henry Cavill (Man of Steel), Channing Tatum (White House Down), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man 3), Chris Hemsworth (Thor: The Dark World) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug).
While Lawrence isn’t nominated (yet) for Best Hero, she is up for Best Female Performance for Catching Fire. She’s also nominated in the Best Fight category for Catching Fire, as well as the Best Kiss category for American Hustle.
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