By Nolan Feeney
April 14, 2014

Two stars of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire dedicated the MTV Movie Awards’ biggest honor to their late co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman on Sunday night.

“I know that if Philip were here, he would think this was really cool,” Josh Hutcherson said alongside Sam Claflin, while both accepted the award for Movie of the Year. “To have him in our movies was one of the coolest things in the world. He’s one of the actors I’ve looked up to my entire life, and we think about him every day on set. Wherever he is, this definitely goes out to him.”

Hoffman died of a toxic drug mix in February, according to a medical examiner. Though his death rocked the cast of the record-breaking film series, it has not posed major production problems for the final two Hunger Games movies, the first of which opens in theaters in November.

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