The countdown has begun! On July 26, Catching Fire travels from the big screen to your living room with its World Television Premiere. EPIX will be hosting the premiere, and in celebration of what Effie would surely call a “big, big, big day,” the station will also be hosting contests and giveaways for the fans! If you’ve been going Capitol-crazy waiting for the November premiere of Mockingjay: Part One, then this will be sure to tide you over. Read all about the exciting contests and premiere details under the jump! Continue Reading »
Nominations for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning and Woody Harrelson is a nominee! Woody is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work on HBO’s True Detective.
If you’re a big TV junkie like me, you’ve undoubtedly heard nothing but praise for the crime drama. Woody portrays the character of Detective Martin Eric “Marty” Hart opposite recent Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey. McConaughey is also nominated in the Lead Actor category and the series nabbed a total of 12 nominations.
The Wrap caught up with Woody to hear his reaction to the nomination:
“It’s flattering to be nominated…but I have to throw my vote to Matthew, who I thought delivered the best performance of his life. Which is saying something.”
What a gentleman! Woody has been previously nominated for seven Emmys, all for comedic roles, except for 2012′s political drama Game Change (starring Mockingjay’s Julianne Moore). He won in 1989 for Cheers.
Congratulations and good luck, Woody!
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards airs Monday, August 25th on NBC. You can check out the full list of nominees here.
Due to overwhelming enthusiasm and support from the citizens of Panem, Capitol TV is experiencing technical difficulties. We require that you watch President Snow’s second Panem Address again now. #OnePanem
But, well we prefer the original…with good reason..
Three years ago, I started a blog to talk about this amazing book I read. You might have heard of it- it was called The Hunger Games. It wasn’t anything extraordinary, just me talking about my thoughts on things like video games and Finnick and Annie… until I wrote a post about the personal impact reading the series had on me, not only as a reader, but as a citizen of the world:
“It would be an understatement to say that I was a wreck. I like happy endings. I can deal with loss, and death, and sadness, as long as at the end good triumphs over evil. To me, no one won at the end of Mockingjay.
It felt so sad, so hopeless in those hours after I finished the book. I couldn’t let it end like that. I needed to give myself a happy ending.
The Hunger Games series is a book about many things, but for me the realistic depiction of how poverty and oppression go hand in hand was at the heart of the books. The districts were easily manipulated by the Capitol not only by a deprivation of resources, but also (and more importantly) by a deprivation of information. It is not until the Districts gain the ability to learn and communicate with one another that the Rebellion is born.
Education powers revolutions.”
I put my words into action and went to donorschoose.org. There I found a project from a teacher in New York City:
“My Students: My Latino and African-American students attend a high poverty school in New York City.
They are 13 going on 14, have a nose for injustice, and love to argue. I need The Hunger Games to give their voices a focus. After I discussed the book on the first day of school, they were hooked. They would love a chance to investigate a current social issue and try to solve it. As we will read this novel later in the year, they will also have a chance to apply their Social Studies lessons.
My Project: The Hunger Games is a dystopian novel full of social issues that the students will identify and define. For each issue, they will need to explain how external events shaped it, how it shapes a character’s choices and relationships with others, and how it inspires characters to act and change their social environments. At the end, they will choose a social issue we face (problem) and think of ways to change it (solution). The unit not only allows them to examine how literature reflects society, it helps them see the complexities of real social issues. By discussing the issues and thinking of creative solutions, they are laying the groundwork for a better future.
Unfortunately, my school does not have the money to purchase 35 books. Reading is fundamental to a good education. Please help me provide my students with the resources necessary to foster my students’ minds!”
I donated and then spammed my family and friends through social media until the project was fully funded. The teacher was thrilled, the students had access to books they were genuinely excited about reading, and I had that warm fuzzy feeling that only comes with helping someone else out… and I wanted more.
Through the support and help from Savanna and Adam of the Fireside Chat and DownWithTheCapitol, we started a small movement to fund more teachers looking to use the series in their classrooms. This was back in the early days of the fandom- the Fireside Chat was about a month old and DWTC less than a year with only a handful of other sites out there; but our small band of rebels was still able to help two classrooms get the books they needed.
Fast forward to now: The Hunger Games is a global phenomenon: there are dozens (if not hundreds of fan sites); the Fireside Chat logged 130 episodes, and there are almost 20,000,000 fans on The Hunger Games’ Official Facebook page. I’d say it’s time to try this literacy revolution over again.
Let’s get Books For Tributes.
My goal is to fund teachers across the country looking to put The Hunger Games in their classrooms and libraries using donorschoose.org.
As of today, I have 45 projects queued up on this donorschoose campaign page, and every. single. one. of them is looking to place our favorite book series into the hands of kids across the US.
So, let’s do it.
Let’s stand with the Mockingjay and start a Literacy Revolution. Our goal is simple. As Hunger Games fans who believe in equity and empowerment, we will work to fund as many as possible of the requests for Hunger Games books posted on donorschoose.org.
We’ll take it one class at a time—just as Katniss and the Rebels worked District by District to overthrow the Capitol. Give as much or as little as you like, as often as you wish. When we fully fund a project, I’ll let you know on the Books For Tributes twitter and Facebook pages.
When you donate please place the following somewhere in your personal message:
“I gave to this project because I’m with the Mockingjay, and support a literacy revolution in American classrooms. #books4tributes”
When you tweet about donating please use #books4tributes
Let’s set a goal to fund these 45 projects before Mockingjay hits theaters this fall, so that when we see Katniss on screen, fighting the Capitol, we can know that we’ve done our part to fuel our own revoltion in Panem.
Fire is catching, and we are the spark. And if we put our hearts and minds behind this effort, the Capitol doesn’t stand a chance.
*three finger salute*
Sam Claflin is featured in the August 2014 issue of British Vogue, which highlights the cast from his upcoming film, The Riot Club. Photographer Scott Trindle took some gorgeous shots of the group.
The cast also talked about the film, (based on the play by Laura Wade), and provided some insight into the characters they portray.
Head over to Sam Claflin Fans to view more scans or pick up the issue, on stands now.
Source: Sam Claflin Fans
Our first glimpse of Mockingjay pt. 1 finally arrived last week and has now been viewed 10 million on YouTube since it was released in the early hours of the morning keeping many a tribute up waiting. The teasers 10 million views made it the most viewed trailer of the week by a landslide, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle trailer was 4 million behind.
Watch the amazing teaser again below: