Watch Celebuzz’s Contest Winner Get Ready for ‘Hunger Games’ Premiere! (VIDEO)

Celebuzz reader Maura was our lucky contest winner, and she got to go to the world premiere of The Hunger Games with a guest at Nokia Live on Monday. She is guest blogging about her experience right here:

I didn’t rub shoulders with any of the stars, but they did get up on stage to introduce the film. The cutest thing ever was Jennifer tripping on her own dress and playing it cool – then on their way off stage Josh put his foot down on the train of her dress which she answered with a playful smack to the shoulder – they had the whole audience aww-ing! On our way out of the movie, though, I did see Leslie Mann (who was wearing a FAB dress!).

The movie was so much more than I could have hoped for as a fan. It was kind of long, but well worth every second spent in the seat. I appreciate the fact that Gary and team of writers put forth the time and effort to touch down on all of the major plot points. It’s no secret to the fandom that some things were changed (i.e., Madge giving Katniss the pin), but sacrifices had to be made and the end product was still a wholly satisfying experience. Everything Collins managed to convey in writing, Ross managed to put on film. I don’t know what else to say – it was amazing!

I had so much fun at the premiere. (The whole day, really.) I was so nervous! It was a bit of a walk from the parking lot to the will call area and being the graceful girl I am I slipped and had to hobble all the way into the Nokia Theater – but the pain magically disappeared when the lights dropped Lionsgate logo lit up the big screen! Overall, it really was the best night ever. A once in a lifetime experience to say the least.

Thank you so much to Lionsgate, everyone at the Andaz West Hollywood hotel, Kelley Krueger and Mytsy Liaw at Bellezza Salon in Beverly Hills, RentTheRunway.com for my outfit, and  Samii Ryan for my custom hair accessory!

Here is my video right here: