Though "The Hunger Games" relinquished the top spot at the box office after four weeks at No. 1, star Josh Hutcherson still brought the franchise some glory this weekend.
Young Hutcherson, who played baker's son Peeta Mellark in "Games," cooked up a win at Saturday evening's GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, where as we told you he was honored with the organization's Vanguard Award.
Recognized as a person making a significant difference in promoting equal rights for the LGBT community — other recent winners have included Kristin Chenoweth, Drew Barrymore and Kathy Griffen — Hutcherson was a huge hit with the crowd as the Vanguard's youngest-ever recipient.
"My story begins with equal rights before I was even born," Hutcherson said on stage Saturday at downtown L.A.'s Westin Bonaventure hotel (check out a video of his acceptance speech below).
"My mom was raised by a big family, and two people in that family were her uncles, Steve and Jamie. They were both gay ... and also both happened to pass away from AIDS right as I was being born. Being honored with this award goes to them 100%."