Jennifer Lawrence Fans Petition MTV For Hero Nomination
The current shortlist only includes men and is made up of Henry Cavill, Channing Tatum, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth and Martin Freeman.
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The petition reads: "There is not a single woman in the Hero 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."
At the time of writing the petition had more than 12,000 "signatures" - so looked likely to make its target of 15,000 by Thursday.
J-Law is nominated for awards in the Best Female Performance, Best Kiss, and Best Fight categories.
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