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Jennifer Lawrence Fans Petition MTV For Hero Nomination

J-Law's supporters want her added to all-male shortlist for MTV Movie Awards...

Fans of Jennifer Lawrence have started an online petition calling for her to be added to the shortlist for the Best Hero category at the MTV Movie Awards.

The current shortlist only includes men and is made up of Henry Cavill, Channing Tatum, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth and Martin Freeman.

But J-Law's supporters have taken to Thepetitionsite.com, calling for her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire to be recognised.

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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