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Jennifer Lawrence's fans want her added to Best Hero category for MTV Movie Awards

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Mar 10, 2014 | 3:05pm EDT

Jennifer Lawrence's fans have launched a petition to get her name added to the list of nominees in the Best Hero category for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. The group is upset that Katniss Everdeen, the actress' character in the The Hunger Games, was not included in the list alongside 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). A post on ThePetitionSite.com reads: "There is not a single woman in the Hero's category. Don't let a strong woman like Katniss be overlooked...! Young women already have too few female heroes represented in film and television. "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." The campaign has already garnered over 10,000 signatures and has until Friday (14Mar14) to reach its goal of 11,000. Meanwhile, Lawrence is nominated for Best Female Performance, Best Fight and Best Kiss at the upcoming MTV Movie Awards. The winners will be announced at the prizegiving in Los Angeles on 13 April (14).

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