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Jan 2013
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Jennifer Lawrence was announced as a contender for the Oscars in the category for Best Actress for her role as Tiffany in the Silver Linings Playbook. Check who she up against bellow, and the video of the nominations announcement above. Silver Linings Playbook also scored big with the Academy gathering  7 nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. See the full list here.

BEST ACTRESS:
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts – The Impossible

This is Jennifer’s second nomination being the first in 2011 for her role in Winter’s Bone, unfortunately she lost to Natalie Portman. This year we will all be rooting for her. Read her reaction to the nomination:

I was having a sleep over with my parents and I was asleep when they came into my room and told me what happened, I’m so honored and grateful for this nomination and to be in the company of such talented actresses. Having the fortunate opportunity to work with David O. Russell was an extraordinary gift, and I am so thrilled for my fellow cast members Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver who are all nothing short of amazing. This was a labor of love that we all poured our hearts into and could not be more thankful to The Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein for their unyielding support of the film. I thought I would wake up, but I didn’t. My parents spent the night at my house, and they came in and kissed me on the forehead and told me about all the nominations for Silver Linings, I went into this because of David [O. Russell]. I’ve seen everything he’s ever done. And I was so blown away by Bradley [Cooper] and the rest of the cast.

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