“I did not know we were going to have to make a speech,” Lawrence, who plays Katniss, told the crowd. “We’re very grateful — I think I can say that on behalf of everyone here. Anyway, Liam?” she playfully continued, quickly passing the buck to Hemsworth (Gale).
“I’m honored to share it with you both,” Hemsworth told his co-stars of the honor. “I love you both so much. You’re my best friends, I love you. Let’s just be friends forever.”
Hutcherson (Peeta) thanked the legions of loyal supporters of the Suzanne Collins-penned book series for their encouragement. “[Hunger Games fans] give us the energy to keep going, and we really appreciate it all,” the actor said. “This means a lot to all of us.”
These three young stars are so humble, and Liam Hemsworth was almost in tears seeing some of his fans from Australia show up for the event.
Director Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2, the final film in the saga, hits theaters Nov. 20.