She’s already been Movie Awards victor twice, winning trophies for Best Fight and Best Female Performance in 2012 for “The Hunger Games,” but Jennifer Lawrence is nominated for four more Golden Popcorns this year, including a nod for Best Scared-As-S–t Performance in “The House at the End of the Street.”
Of course, she’ll have to face a group of equally frightened and/or creeped out contenders: Alexandra Daddario (“Texas Chainsaw 3D”), Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Martin Freeman (“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”) and Suraj Sharma (“Life of Pi”). Does Jennifer have what it takes to scream her way to the top?
Let’s take a closer look at the nominees:
Alexandra Daddario, “Texas Chainsaw 3D”
If we know one thing about the leather-faced villain of “Texas Chainsaw 3D,” it’s that you don’t want to find yourself at the business end of his heavy machinery … much like Heather Mills (Daddario) does in this sequel to the classic slasher flick. The fact that she’s trapped inside a coffin as the scene plays out, well, that just about does us in.
Jennifer Lawrence, “The House at the End of the Street”
It may not be the Arena, but Elissa (Lawrence) isn’t in any less danger in “The House at the End of the Street,” especially considering she’s holed up with a very un-Peeta-like boyfriend who just wants to love her. Or else.
Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
As intelligence expert Maya, Chastain is as tough as they come. But anyone would be scared-as-sh– if their car were being pelted with bullets right outside their home.
Martin Freeman, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
The Lonely Mountain is no place for a Hobbit, yet that’s where Bilbo Baggins (Freeman) finds himself during his “Unexpected Journey,” coming face-to-face with huge creepy-crawlies, terrifying trolls and a Gollum.
Suraj Sharma, “Life of Pi”
Pi is on a boat … but not for long. The 16-year-old’s weathering a powerful storm, about to ride it out to safety in a lifeboat, when a zebra foils his plan. What’s black and white and a nuisance in the high seas?
Find out who will take home the Best Scared-As-S**t Performance trophy when the MTV Movie Awards air live, Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET.