Josh Hutcherson: “I’ve Wanted A Golden Popcorn Since I Was 4 Years Old”

Josh Hutcherson won Best Male Performance for his role in The Hunger Games at this past Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards. Josh – who plays Peeta Mellark – held his Golden Popcorn and made a nice acceptance speech.

“Oh, my god. I’ve wanted to hold a Golden Popcorn since I was like 4 years old. This is incredible. It’s insane too, because every single one of those actors I admire and I want to be, so to even be up here is blowing my mind right now.”

The 19-year-old thanked Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins, director Gary Oldman, his producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, Lionsgate and, of course, the fans.

“You guys are the best fans in the world,” he gushed. “You’re crazy and passionate and you make our job amazing.”

Next up is the next installment of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Josh recently said he had lunch with the film’s new director Francis Lawrence.

He revealed, “I just had lunch with him a couple days ago, and he’s fantastic. He’s so smart and really has his finger on the pulse of the story, and I love the way he’s going to structure the script. The first thing he said to me was, ‘I want to make the movie out of the book. I want the book to be the best movie possible,’ That was immediately what he led with, which meant a lot to me because the books mean a lot to me.”

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