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Hunger Games: Catching Fire sweeps MTV Movie Awards

Published on Apr 14, 2014 2:05 PM

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Young adult favourite The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was voted movie of the year and scooped top acting honours at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, reflecting the irreverent ceremony's appeal to young fans.

The second instalment 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, the two youths fighting to give hope to an oppressed society.

At the unbuttoned awards ceremony in downtown Los Angeles hosted by comedian Conan O'Brien, awards also went to the best shirtless performance for Zac Efron and best kiss, a three-way smooch between Will Poulter, Jennifer Aniston and Emma Roberts in the comedy We're The Millers.

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