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Jennifer Lawrence wraps the Academy around her finger

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Heartbroken about Emmanuelle Riva. This Oscar is an error. But it’s pretty hard not to love Lawrence. (full size after the cut.)

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Oscars 2012

89 Comments

  1. Dominik
    February 25, 2013

    I think that´s too harsh. I´ll admit that Riva would have been a great choices, but Jennifer Lawrence was pretty great too. She´s clearly not in the league of the “what did the Academy think”-winners. At least I enjoyed her work very much – but I know it´s unpopular to say here at AD.. ;-)

  2. Mike b
    February 25, 2013

    What is she thinking? She’s a great and outspoken gal, but doesn’t she understand that the industry will look for ANY REASON to backlash against her, especially since she’s now at the top of her game?

  3. Jade Fox
    February 25, 2013

    I don’t buy your Jennifer love Sasha. I see those guns you have in the corner of your room. You’re about to pop a cap in Jennifer when she’s not looking aren’t you?

    Okay jk! That is a funny picture though I hate to admit it, Mike’s right. Actresses in Hollywood are on such wobbly pedalstals and all it takes is a nontroversey to knock them off.

    Look at the hate Kristen Stewart got last night when she presented. You think she was flipping everyone off the way the Twitterverse and other media were going even though she was on stage for less than a minute and Daniel Radcliffe wasn’t all smiles either.

    Or Anne Hathaway getting crap simply for wanting to win and giving speeches that she rehearsed. Nothing wrong with practicing for the moment. Everyone knew she was going to win. And I liked her speech.

  4. mel
    February 25, 2013

    This girl is white trash and her Hunger Games money will never buy her way out of it.

  5. The J Viewer
    February 25, 2013

    What was the context?

    Like, Eat it svckaaa…………..I ruuuule…………… ?! XD

    Anyhoo, you’ve got to love her. : )

    On sidenote, I am glad that Ang Lee took BD prize as well. (One of my correct predictions.)

  6. Ryan Adams
    February 25, 2013

    Ha, Jade Fox. twas I who posted this pic. Although if I had not run across it first, I feel pretty sure Sasha would have posted it too.

  7. February 25, 2013

    Stay classy, mel. Stay classy.

  8. mel
    February 25, 2013

    LOL, Stephen. There is a picture of Jennifer flipping the bird and you tell ME to stay classy? Please.

    The good thing is that she is peaking too early so we will not see a lot of her.

  9. Heather
    February 25, 2013

    I’d say the reason she flipped off the press room is because out of the questions she was asked, there were several about her falling and one about whether or not she had peaked too soon. They were dicks to her.

  10. Rebecca
    February 25, 2013

    What does Jennifer Lawrence thinks she is? She is an actress. Not more not less. Even the “old” Hollywood legends wouldn´t things like that! And that´s why I don´t like her. She´s too young for an Oscar, in my opinion.
    After seeing this picture I know that Riva would have more deserved it. Riva would have more appreciate it.

  11. mel
    February 25, 2013

    @Heather that picture was taken before the questions began though.

    Besides, if she keeps presenting herself as an air head, those are the questions she will receive

  12. DCKE
    February 25, 2013

    They awarded her for a movie in which her character got fired who having sex with every single one of her co-workers but her flipping the bird is somehow inappropriate and unbecoming of her?

    Also, stop acting like an Oscar is a Nobel Peace Prize. Lighten UP! Had this been Riva, everyone would be eating this up.

  13. phantom
    February 25, 2013

    Poor Jennifer Lawrence, she is such a great actress with so many strong roles and excellent performances in her future and now she probably won’t win for any of them because the Academy played their hand early and gave her the Lead Oscar for a questionably written supporting role that will be a footnote in her filmography in 20 years. She was spectacular, sure, but I honestly don’t think this film will age well, hell, I barely remember it now and I watched it TWICE to make sure that it wasn’t me who missed the supposed brilliance.

  14. steve50
    February 25, 2013

    Classy! Not knowing the circumstances at the time, she may regret this photo when it’s realized that she received her Oscar prematurely.

    Between this and the face plant in the steps….Li’l Q showed more maturity and grace.

  15. mel
    February 25, 2013

    @steve50 Little Q was so great during the night like she knew she wasn’t winning yet she was having SO much fun!

  16. PaulinJapan
    February 25, 2013

    J-Law is a great talent, despite the haters out there. Still, this role was lightweight and it’s early in her career.

    Lots of Riva love, like she was due an award because of her age, but only a few cineastes would have heard of her a few months ago. She was good in Amour but it was hardly a performance for the ages.

    The sad thing is that the wonderful Chastain was relegated to 3rd place in the race for most people, despite giving the best performance of the year and hitting what should have been the Academy sweet spot in terms of age, ability, pedigree, etc. ZD30 being taken down by politics did her chances in.

    Of course, we all have out favorites that screwed by the Academy.

  17. Sonja
    February 25, 2013

    Jennifer Lawrence had the right timing.
    She’s young, yes but…. that’s life. She was lucky to have Weinstein, because he just knows how to sell.

    It’s not really a situation like last year, where Davis was very close, the only actress in her line up with a BP nom, but lost to Harvey’s Golden Lady in the end.

    I seriously don’t think Riva mourns much about this loss.
    She has won some critic awards, the BAFTA and even more important, the César-the french Oscar.
    What a GREAT archievement for a woman like her.

    Jessica Chastain hopefully will have that moment.
    Naomi Watts could be up there next year, if not the Diana film as whole but her performance as her is raved.
    What little Wallis will become…. well, we’ll se.

    And though I’m not a fan of J-Law, nor do I have anything against her, I don’t hope there’ll be a “backlash” against her. I don’t wish that any actress/actor, no matter if I think her/his win was undeserved.
    (that includes even SaBu)

  18. PaulH
    February 25, 2013

    May I remind the moderators of this site of a little something called the First Amendment. So censor this post again, why don’t you.

    [May I remind uneducated readers that the first amendment does not apply in this case. You don't have a right to put any of your comments on this site unless we approve them. Do you understand the concept of that? Free speech applies to the government and its citizens. Not a private website. - Sasha]

  19. Holden
    February 25, 2013

    So… She’s flipping someone off…? It’s clearly not serious, so what the hell is the issue? OH SHIT!! HER MIDDLE FINGER’S UP!! THAT GIRL IS CUH-RAAAAAAAAY-Z!!!!!!!!!

  20. Michael
    February 25, 2013

    Although I thought Riva was absolutely amazing in Amour and she broke my heart throughout the entire movie (my favourite scene was her listening attentively to her husband tell the story about being so overcome with emotion after seeing a film) Now, if she had won, I would have been perfectly happy. However, I was rooting for Lawrence, and her win made me the most happy of the night. In my opinion, she deserved it hands down and I think the criticism and judgement she is receiving isn’t fair.

    Best Actress isn’t about the longest career, the most movies made, or winning the Oscar at the peak of your career. It’s about a spark, an energy, emotion and talent that makes you forget about the actress you are watching on screen. Lawrence did exactly that in a role where most actresses would have faded to the background and existed solely as a male lead’s love interest. Jennifer Lawrence brought a fire, sex appeal, and a realness to Tiffany that deserves being called one of the best performances of the year. Say what you want about Lawrence and whether or not she deserved the awards she received this awards season, but I think everyone knows she is going to have a very long and successful career.

  21. phantom
    February 25, 2013

    What might be an interesting turn of events, that we could have Jennifer Lawrence (Serena), Jessica Chastain (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby) and Naomi Watts (Diana) back together in Best Actress next year and now that Harvey acquired Grace of Monaco and we all know that 1. Kidman will nail the role even if the film sucks and 2. Harvey can secure a Best Actress Oscar even if the film sucks (The Iron Lady), Kidman will be a strong contender, as well. Here, I think they will be the contenders of the next season :

    http://www.awardscorner.blogspot.hu/2013/02/2013.html

  22. JJ
    February 25, 2013

    Honestly, not to sound like a tea partier but its kind of nice to see some American movies and actors win, especially after last years frenchie bullshit, the artist. A-riva-derci, baby.

  23. Scott
    February 25, 2013

    She was sending a clear message to the AMPAS:

    I fucked my way up to the podium. I sold my boobs and ass to get the Oscar and now it’s time that I take the revenge on all those who voted for me after taking advantage of me.

  24. Leni
    February 25, 2013

    Remember: we don’t judge Oscar, Oscar judges us. There is no “should have won”, because Jennifer won, and therefore she should have. I know the argument can be made for movies and performances that we thought were better or more deserving, but it’s not about our opinion, it’s the Academy’s. Whatever their reasons, whatever can be said about “the game”, it’s the academy’s choice. If it was the universal choice for what people thought then it would be the people’s choice awards. Or the top of the box office. And then where would we be??

  25. Leni
    February 25, 2013

    JJ, I hope you’re a troll. “Arrivederci” is Italian. The Artist was fantastic. You are a nitwit.

  26. Rebecca
    February 25, 2013

    @JJ: Have you noticed that two of the actor wins are european? US-Americans have enough award shows. So, don´t be afraid, we europeans won´t “annex” you!

  27. February 25, 2013

    Wow. I love Jennifer Lawrence and think she’s the real deal, and she certainly doesn’t deserve to be insulted for winning over the clearly superior performance of Emmanuelle Riva. The industry favoured her, but that is hardly her fault – I believe her charm is genuine. I hate that a generalized misogyny is creeping into these comments, and that is actually disgusting to me, and far more egregious than Emmanuelle not winning. Take a step back from the misogyny, people.

  28. PaulH
    February 25, 2013

    Ryan, I want the name of Awards Daily’s ISP as I will file a written complaint against your site for censoring my discussion of a legitimate topic.

  29. Rebecca
    February 25, 2013

    @Dan: Well, it´s her own “fault”, if she acts like this! Not every one loves it, if she handles like this on award shows.

  30. PaulH
    February 25, 2013

    “Wow. I love Jennifer Lawrence and think she’s the real deal, and she certainly doesn’t deserve to be insulted for winning over the clearly superior performance of Emmanuelle Riva. The industry favoured her, but that is hardly her fault – I believe her charm is genuine. I hate that a generalized misogyny is creeping into these comments, and that is actually disgusting to me, and far more egregious than Emmanuelle not winning. Take a step back from the misogyny, people.”

    Here here. Its getting completely out of hand. It’s just an awards show, everyone. It’s not like she’s responsible for Friday’s sequester cuts. Please, grow the eff up.

  31. Sam
    February 25, 2013

    You say it’s hard not to love Lawrence…actually, I’m having no difficulty at all. Weinstein purchased this Oscar. It’s appalling. The industry favors the young women….look at the picture accompanying this article. Two old guys and two 20 somethings. Rarely do they break from this tradition.

  32. Rebecca
    February 25, 2013

    Sadly, I think most of the young actresses will be forgotten in the future. It´s difficult to stay in this business, if you have success so early in you´re career.

  33. SallyinChicago
    February 25, 2013

    I’ll write it again — that is TOO MUCH GOWN. I hope she changes designers.

  34. SallyinChicago
    February 25, 2013

    She’s young, she’s “today” and this is how the younger generation thinks and acts. Anything and everything is out there. As she ages, it will get better for her and she’ll learn how to treat the press. But she’s fodder now — everywhere she goes there will be cameras and someone trying to “gotcha”.

    I watch AI and it amazes me how classless Nicki Minaj is, but her “audience” likes her. I find her remarks refreshing, but off the set, she is crass and nasty. But that’s the celeb generation today.

  35. Sasha Stone
    February 25, 2013

    Ryan, I want the name of Awards Daily’s ISP as I will file a written complaint against your site for censoring my discussion of a legitimate topic.

    Dude, you’ve got to be kidding. AwardsDaily is run on my own dedicated server. I am my own ISP. You’re lucky we post any of your comments at all. It isn’t censorship, it’s comment moderation and you are given full warning. I will probably just delete your comments from here on out but you can report me to me if you want to.

  36. PaulH
    February 25, 2013
  37. nadia
    February 25, 2013

    i love jennifer.she is very good actress and she is funny,down to earth but i still think emmanuelle riva much more deserved to oscar.academy is very cruel:)

  38. PaulH
    February 25, 2013

    And what did I do that was so wrong? Name one thing in my post this morning that was removed that was false. Did not this site institute a double secret probation on any post that was interpreted as being against Riva after she lost? Did not this website go all-in on Riva? Did I not get a ‘fuck you’ reply in the Oscar thread from somebody and they weren’t kicked off? And are you that thin-skinned that something along the lines of ‘ah-Riva-derci, Emmanuelle’ can set Mr. Adams off? That’s hardly a ban-able offense.

  39. Sasha Stone
    February 25, 2013

    Sadly, I think most of the young actresses will be forgotten in the future. It´s difficult to stay in this business, if you have success so early in you´re career.

    Yep. Flavor of the month lasts as long as it takes to finish an ice cream cone in Hollywood. Always another one knocking at the door.

  40. SallyinChicago
    February 25, 2013

    @ Sam are you nuts? Streep and Mirren have won in the last few years. It does not “favor” younger women. The senior crowd is always being nominated.

    What little Wallis will become…. well, we’ll se.
    ^^ Little Wallis has made 4 movies already (where does she find the time) and is cast as Annie. She wants to be a dentist. Let’s hope she doesn’t go “Hollywood” and keeps her head screwed on right.

  41. Sasha Stone
    February 25, 2013

    And what did I do that was so wrong? Name one thing in my post this morning that was removed that was false. Did not this site institute a double secret probation on any post that was interpreted as being against Riva after she lost? Did not this website go all-in on Riva? Did I not get a ‘fuck you’ reply in the Oscar thread from somebody and they weren’t kicked off? And are you that thin-skinned that something along the lines of ‘ah-Riva-derci, Emmanuelle’ can set Mr. Adams off? That’s hardly a ban-able offense.

    I can’t believe I have to waste my time this morning addressing this but since you asked, no. If you want to know whom we probably posted the most about? Jessica Chastain. But I think we covered all five of the actresses pretty well this year – Riva and Watts at the bottom of that list. What the hell is a “double secret probation”? We don’t like nor accept the kind of shit they do on Tumblr or any of the other dumb sites that allow their commenters to sling monkey shit on a daily basis so yeah, if we don’t like the uncivilized comment you’re making we will delete it without a thought. So think about it next time. And might I ask what kind of a soulless creep would write something about Riva like THAT? What are you, like, 12? My own daughter who is 14 was heartbroken watching Riva lose not because she even saw Amour but because she has compassion and intelligence. Get your fucking priorities straight, pal.

  42. PaulH
    February 25, 2013

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  43. Robin Write
    February 25, 2013

    Jennifer Lawrence is not too young to win an Oscar, what a stupid thing to say or think. She is clearly a movie star who can act. And she is having a laugh and enjoying herself, let’s not take that photo too seriously and forget that we have a sense of humor…

  44. Eric P.
    February 25, 2013

    @SallyinChicago

    for every Streep and Mirren there are dozens of Lawrences, Paltrows, Witherspoons, Portmans, Berrys, Cotillards, and Therons. Not to mention Cruzs, Weizs, Zellwegers, Connellys, Jolies, Sorvinos, Tomeis, Basingers, and Binoches. Its very rare for them to give to a woman of a certain age. I hope this changes.

  45. Sasha Stone
    February 25, 2013

    Jennifer Lawrence is not too young to win an Oscar, what a stupid thing to say or think.

    Ya, she is. It’s a prom tiara at this point. Not an Oscar.

  46. JP
    February 25, 2013

    I don’t really believe 22 year old actresses shouldn’t be given an Oscar because we all have a dozen of examples that an Oscar can cause a lot more of pain than gain to actors who win it so young or so soon. Lawrence is a great actress and I hope she has a very long career. She’s more talented then Gwyneth Paltrow and I hope she doesn’t follow her steps although Paltrow was older then.

    Fact is Riva, Fernanda Montenegro and Liv Ullmann just don’t need to win Oscars. They are MUCH bigger than it.

  47. JP
    February 25, 2013

    shouln’t so. SHOULD. I don’t believe they should be given.

  48. tomincmh
    February 25, 2013

    I don’t know. I really liked Lawrence in Winter’s Bone and was really rooting for her to succeed, but this is just too much too soon. It’s really starting to feel like theres a major league ego developing in her that I’m just not a fan of and being an Oscar winner for Best Actress before the age of 25 isn’t going to help with that. I hope I’m wrong on that though.

  49. PaulH
    February 25, 2013

    “Double secret probation” was a classic line from ‘Animal House’ when the dean of the college put a fraternity on an undisclosed secondary probation. I just looked at the picture of Lawrence with the finger, and rightly or wrongly, I came to the conclusion that your site were trying to stoke some dislike of her. Why show THAT pic? Why not show the fall? Why not show her accepting the Oscar?

    At any rate, I’m done arguing. I’ve already stated my reasons why I think Riva was getting a fast-track to the award. I’m truly sorry the result didn’t work out for you and your daughter. Everybody has blowups and then gets past them. Life’s too short to harbor ill will toward anyone. I’m moving on and would like to continue discussion of movies without a ‘your comment is awaiting moderation’ over my head.

  50. Sasha Stone
    February 25, 2013

    Just don’t be an asshole, Paul, and your comments won’t get moderated. It isn’t rocket science.

  51. Robin Write
    February 25, 2013

    If you think the Oscars are such a joke then and not for rewarding young people then you really have to stop taking it all too seriously.

  52. PaulH
    February 25, 2013

    [you have to stop referring to it as censure. If you want to participate here Paul you have to not be aggressive towards the site's hosts. If you can do that, great, if not there are other sites that might be more suited to your tastes]

  53. Eric P.
    February 25, 2013

    As an actor, who respects my craft immensely, I find it kind of a slap in the face that 22 year old girl who doesn’t memorize her lines or prepare for her role prior to shooting can win an Oscar. I understand instinct and spontaneity, but you need a core base to build that on. Rehearsal and preparation is the best way to build that base. I think it really shows in Lawrence’s performances that she doesn’t prepare. You can see it in her eyes. Everything seems to fall into place, but look into her eyes the next time you watch her. There is something that is not connected there. It is still Jennifer saying the lines she has barely memorized behind those eyes, not Tiffany, or Katniss.

  54. Mbruno
    February 25, 2013

    TPTB obviously want to turn Jennifer Lawrence into Hollywood’s new superstar. Jennifer’s behavior yesterday confirms though she’s not star material.

  55. Sam
    February 25, 2013

    @sallyinchicago Actually, I am not crazy…and you can actually look it up because I am not the first one to say this. This is from a statistical report on Oscar winners.

    “While the Academy tends to favour younger women, for men the same does not hold true. Younger actors are under-represented, with Adrien Brody being the ONLY leading male winner aged under 30 – he was 29 when he picked up his Oscar for The Pianist.”

    I also agree with @ericP…as an actor as well, I find Jennifer Lawrence still green and without nuance. Of the top 50 young actresses….50 could have been just as good in the role.

  56. Winston
    February 25, 2013

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  57. phantom
    February 25, 2013

    Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep and to a lesser extent Sandra Bullock are the EXCEPTIONS in Best Actress since they are the only winners in the last 15 years over 36 (!) and Bullock – 45 at the time of her victory – was a youthful movie star, meanwhile the Mirren-Streep duo were in their VERY early sixties when they won recently. This is how it usually goes down :

    1997 – Helen Hunt (34) vs. Judi Dench (63)
    1998 – Gwyneth Paltrow (26) vs. Cate Blanchett (29) (twentysomething top2)
    1999 – Hilary Swank (25) vs. Annette Bening (41)
    2000 – Julia Roberts (33) vs. Ellen Burstyn (68)
    2001 – Halle Berry (35) vs. Sissy Spacek (52) vs. Judi Dench (67)
    2003 – Charlize Theron (28) vs. Diane Keaton (58)
    2004 – Hilary Swank (30) vs. Annette Bening (46)
    2005 – Reese Witherspoon (29) vs. Felicity Huffman (43)
    2007 – Marion Cotillard (32) vs. Julie Christie (66)
    2008 – Kate Winslet (33) vs. Meryl Streep (59)
    2009 – Sandra Bullock (45) vs. Meryl Streep (60)
    2010 – Natalie Portman (29) vs. Annette Bening (52)

    Long story short, in the last 15 years it has NEVER happened that from the supposedly top2 Best Actress contenders, the ‘babe’ lost to the veteran actress. When Mirren won, Streep (Prada) seemed to be her runner-up, when Streep won, 45 year old acting vet Viola Davis was the obvious second choice and when 45 year old youthful movie star Sandra Bullock won, she beat 60 year old acting giant Meryl Streep.

    Precedent was tragically against Emmanuelle Riva, just think about it, the age gap between her (86) and the oldest Best Actress winner of the last 15 years (Streep at 62) is more (24 years) than Jennifer Lawrence’s age.

    With the exceptions of two widely acclaimed acting giants and the biggest female movie star of that time, no actress over 36 won Best Actress in the last 15 years, so nobody else in their forties, definitely none in their fifties or sixties (and even the sixtysomething-exceptions were in their EARLY sixties (61,62)…so imagine what 86 year old Emmanuelle Riva had to face here AND with a foreign language performance nonetheless.

  58. Sam
    February 25, 2013

    @phantom Thank you! It’s funny too because as Sanford Meisner pointed out, it takes 30 years to make a great actor. But, I guess in Hollywood, it takes fuck-a-bility to make a great actress. Sorry to be so blunt.

  59. Elizabeth
    February 25, 2013

    Completely heartbroken Emmanuelle Riva was not honored last evening. Difficult to understand, even as inexplicable as the voting academy can sometimes be.

  60. Naruse
    February 25, 2013

    It’s understandable that younger actresses are more favored to win Oscars. Just look at the leading men in the 50s like Redford, Ford etc and they were constantly paired with actresses in their 20s and 30s. That’s just the way things go in Hollywood. Unless your name is Streep, you are pretty much finished as an actress over 40.

  61. Robert
    February 25, 2013

    I don’t hate Jennifer Lawrence, but she’s not much of an actress, and her winning an Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook is simply ridiculous. Although I thought the movie was dreadful, the real acting in it was done by Bradley Cooper, Jacki Weaver and especially Robert De Niro (lovely performance).

    Eric P: you clarified for me what bothers me about her work: she doesn’t prepare, and you CAN see it in the eyes. Watching Jennifer Lawrence makes me feel like I’m watching someone at a first read-through, not a final performance.

    What a lot of mediocrity awarded last night.

  62. Eric P.
    February 25, 2013

    Robert

    Exactly. It definitely comes across as a first read through. Probably because, for her, it is. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate her. I think she is a fine starlet, and a nice actress, but Best Actress winner, she is not.

  63. Cyrus
    February 25, 2013

    Honestly, it isn’t that Jennifer Lawrence is too young, its about the performance.

    Emmanuelle Riva is not even in the same category of acting as Jennifer Lawrence. It is like comparing a fruit and a vegetable. Riva is seasoned, brilliant and more than anyone deserved that Oscar.

    But can we expect any more of the Oscars who award youth, popularity, money?

    With time, Amour and Madame Riva’s performance will age even more beautifully like a great wine. This we all know is true. I was very heartbroken that she did not win, but then again, it is just the Oscars, we cannot expect more.

    Madame Riva has had an amazing career, not only as an actress but as a poet. Her groundbreaking performance in Hiroshima Mon Amour has stood the time, and that film by Resnais continues to be taught and talked about in film schools across the country. Could we say that about Jennifer Lawrence ? I think not! It is wonderful to see Madame Riva’s career come full circle so to speak with Amour. She gave the best performance of the year, and we all know that in our hearts, and that is all that matters.

    Viva Riva !

  64. February 25, 2013

    So… She’s flipping someone off…? It’s clearly not serious, so what the hell is the issue?

    I didn’t post this because it’s a issue. I posted it because I think it’s refreshing and adorable and kinda sexy.

    Looks like you’re the one flipping out. Not me.

  65. PaulH
    February 25, 2013

    Elozabeth,

    She simply didn’t have the support in the end that almost everyone thought she had. In hindsight, Sony Pictures Classics miscalculated things. They mainly pushed Cotillard for Rust and Bone. By the time they realized Cotillard was getting no traction in the states, they shifted gears. I guess they didn’t want her to lose to Lawrence at the Globes of SAG.

    The best laid plans…

  66. February 25, 2013

    May I remind the moderators of this site of a little something called the First Amendment.

    PaulH, here’s a link to the ACLU. Get yourself a lawyer and see what he tells you about your childish grasp of what the First Amendment protects.

    I’d say, “See you in court,” but I know that’s not gonna happen because I’m not dumb enough to think we’re violating the Constitution by deleting a comment.

  67. Reno
    February 25, 2013

    You can give me that finger anytime Jennifer! Alicia Keys’ Girl on Fire is on the radio for like every friggin hour and it’s Jennifer I have visions of. And why not? Look at lyrics:

    She’s just a girl and she’s on fire
    Hotter than a fantasy, lonely like a highway
    She’s living in a world and it’s on fire
    Feeling with catastrophe, but she knows she can fly away

    Ohhhh oh oh oh oh
    She got both feet on the ground
    And she’s burning it down
    Ohhhh oh oh oh oh
    She got her head in the clouds
    And she’s not backing down

    This girl is on fire…
    This girl is on fire…
    She’s walking on fire…
    This girl is on fire…

    Looks like a girl, but she’s a flame
    So bright, she can burn your eyes
    Better look the other way
    You can try but you’ll never forget her name
    She’s on top of the world
    Hottest of the hottest girls say

    Ohhhh oh oh oh

    We got our feet on the ground
    And we’re burning it down
    Ohhhh oh oh oh oh
    Got our head in the clouds
    And we’re not coming down

    This girl is on fire…
    This girl is on fire…
    She’s walking on fire…
    This girl is on fire…

    Everybody stares, as she goes by
    ‘Cause they can see the flame that’s in her eyes
    Watch her when she’s lighting up the night
    Nobody knows that she’s a lonely girl
    And it’s a lonely world
    But she gon’ let it burn, baby, burn, baby

    This girl is on fire…
    This girl is on fire…
    She’s walking on fire…
    This girl is on fire…

    Oh, oh, oh, oh ohhhhh oh oh oh ohhh oh oh oh ohhhh… [4x]

    She’s just a girl and she’s on fire

    And you really have to try to understand the mindset of voters on why they didn’t go for Riva. Something like: “We just gave the Oscar to Jadujadu last year and now we’ll give it again to !”

  68. February 25, 2013

    Did I not get a ‘fuck you’ reply in the Oscar thread from somebody and they weren’t kicked off? And are you that thin-skinned that something along the lines of ‘ah-Riva-derci, Emmanuelle’ can set Mr. Adams off? That’s hardly a ban-able offense.

    It bugged me because you’re quoting Jennifer Lawrence in that ill-advised SNL skit that was written to make J-Law behave like a snotty bitch — which she isn’t. But you don’t even get the fact that the dumb SNL monologue was supposed to be a joke that showed Jennifer with an imaginary personality as an insensitive catty little cunt.

    Instead you adopt the catty little cunt phrase and speak it yourself, without irony, without humor — you behave like a catty little cunt yourself out of meanness and spite. Not joking like Lawrence was. But feeling it and meaning it with all your bitchy heart.

    So while Lawrence was only pretending to be a catty little cunt, you PaulH, were behaving like a genuine catty little cunt and thinking you were being cute. Your attitude bugged me, and I didn’t want to look at it, I didn’t want it trashing up the page.

    Get it now, numbskull?

  69. Jerry Grant
    February 25, 2013

    I was rooting for Emmanuelle Riva, but I think Jennifer Lawrence is awesome, and has a unique amount of natural talent. I also loved “Silver Linings Playbook.” I just hope this only increases the chances of Lawrence having a spectacular acting future. I do think she has great things ahead of her, and I do not think this Oscar decreases those chances. If she loses Oscars in the future because she’s already won, so be it, it won’t matter. But she’ll make movies better.

  70. February 25, 2013

    Just let’s move past this PaulH.

    There are hundreds and thousands of Jennifer Lawrence fans visiting the site today, but you’re the only person mocking Emmanuelle Riva. I got sick of it.

    Why aren’t you mocking Little Q and Naomi Watts? Do you need a link to the Jennifer Lawrence clip where she’s pretending to be a bitch toward them, so you can borrow a few more bitchy ‘zingers’ to throw in the face of a 9-yr-old girl?

    Or is Riva the one you’re happiest to see lose?

    Do you not see how strange that is, Paul? Just please stop it.

  71. Pierre de Plume
    February 25, 2013

    Besides, if [JLaw] keeps presenting herself as an air head, those are the questions she will receive

    I don’t believe JLaw’s presenting herself as an air head. In fact, I don’t believe she’s presenting herself at all — she’s just doing what she does as a self-possessed 22-year-old with natural talent.

    @Paul: Write a complaint letter if you want but you’re wasting time that would be better spent educating yourself and addressing whatever personal issues drive you to tangle with the moderators of this site, who have every right to ignore you but are going out of their way to accommodate you. I mean, get it together for pete’s sake and bring your best to the table, not the other stuff we’ve been seeing too much of.

  72. Eduardo Sato
    February 25, 2013

    I was rooting for Riva.

    She now enters a list of overdue actress along with Julianne Moore, Joan Allen, Laura Linney, Naomi Watts.

    On The other Hand, Jennifer is a sympathetic actress. Talented, but in My humble opinion, her performance didn’t even come close to what Riva or Naomi Watts did.

  73. keifer
    February 25, 2013

    Politics aside, I thought it was going to be Jessica Chastain’s year, since she was bested last year by her co-star in “The Help”.

    Chastain’s performance, in retrospect of the Oscars last night, again proved that this beautiful woman can act her head off. She’s a great actress.

    I’m sure Chastain will win an Oscar very, very soon. She’s made a deep impression on the Academy. I think she just needs the right role now to clinch the Oscar.

    I’m fine with Lawrence winning. She seems very natural, genuinely surprised that she won, and to me she’s got a great sense of humor about herself and doesn’t take herself so seriously (unlike some of those other Hollywood phony hags).

    I think that Riva really should have won the award, though. Lawrence’s win was also a way for AMPAS to recognize Silver Linings Playbook – which got all those nominations. It was the one category where they could clearly vote with a good conscience and get away with it. So be it.

  74. keifer
    February 25, 2013

    On a more fun fashion note, did anyone else think Selma Hayak looked absolutely stunning? Her black and gold dress dress, hair and jewelry were so classy.

    Hands down, she got my “best dressed” award.

  75. February 25, 2013

    PaulH
    If you want to have a private fight with me then let’s do it by email. Nobody wants to see you spout off but you.

  76. phantom
    February 25, 2013

    keifer

    You heard it here first : Jessica Chastain will pull off the rare feat of 4 (!) Oscar nominations in consecutive years and though this year’s bid (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby) might be too edgy, bluevalentinesque brilliance for the Academy, they will probably give her the Oscar for the fourth time for the title role in Liv Ullman’s Miss Julie. Long story short : she will win an Oscar in February, 2015, the latest, even though there is a good chance that there will be a lot of iconic female roles in both 2013 (Naomi Watts as Princess Di, Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers, Meryl Streep as Violet Weston) and 2014 (Anne Hathaway as Judy Garland, Lily Rabe as Mary Pickford, Amy Adams as Janis Joplin, Viola Davis as Barbara Jordan, Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson etc.)

  77. daveinprogress
    February 25, 2013

    I’m not convinced we will see Jennifer Lawrence again at Oscar time (other than being a presenter). History shows that the Academy often has a case of buyer’s remorse – with actors, film makers, etc. Anybody they build up, they then seem to bring down, either by finding a shinier toy to play with, or feeling guilty over not recognising somebody’s work (away from all the saturating campaigning) once the fog and mist clear, the truly great cinematic works and performances are still there – Oscar-bestowed or not.

    The number of ‘make up’ Oscars and snubs followed by nominations and wins is so much about who they love right now. I have no remorse in predicting Emmanuelle Riva, sure all things pointed to Jennifer Lawrence – for all things skin deep and for much sound and fury. Am I proud of predicting Argo and Hathaway? It was a case of join the dots. At year’s end, Jennifer’s performance will be nowhere on my best list. The only positive surprise for me from SLP was Bradley Cooper. I didn;t know he had such a powerful performance in him.

    There will be another 5 actresses’ narratives to wax lyrical about this December/next January. More bio-pics, more ‘she’s overdue’….Blah blah.
    Will we ever see Julia Roberts or Sandy Botox or Reece PLayyourspoons or Natalie Portman in a category of 5 again? I think not. My crystal balls are back from the shop. Academy Award Winner Jennifer Lawrence. Pinnacle of a career. Congrats to her. Now the real hard work begins. Making it stick.
    Living up to that exalted honour. I’ll just keep on loving Amy Adams and Laura Linney and Julianne Moore. The body of work is what counts. Ask Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Glenn Close, Annette Bening and many others – actresses who are defined by the range and depth of their work across their career.

  78. Elizabeth
    February 25, 2013

    Cyrus, I love your note about Madame Riva / Hiroshima Mon Amour / the Oscars; you express everything I wish to, only in a far more beautiful way. Thank you for sharing such an uplifting perspective on everything… “She gave the best performance of the year, and we all know that in our hearts, and that is all that matters,” how very true Cyrus, thank you!

  79. Coldy
    February 25, 2013

    So J. Law has won an Oscar. Voila. And the following actresses haven’t :
    Julianne Moore, Annette Bening,Viola Davis,Michelle Williams, and Naomi Watts.

    There might be some years that the best performance by an actress in the leading role was not rewarded. But this is the year in which none of the best performances was rewarded. We all know that Jennifer Lawrence is something special, in fact she proved it even better in Winter’s Bone. But, well, if SLP is the performance of her lifetime, then her career will really not be brilliant at all. Let’s hope she will sometime get nominated again in the next ten years.

    Another thing that disturbed me more is that…this year, there are no major winners coming from a “real” independent films. Really, the worst thing happened in the whole award season is independent spirit awards. Such an independent spirit by sending all the awards to a film produced by Harvey Weinstein. And that would have been a chance to recognize someone like Corinealdi or Wallis. Instead it’s still Jennifer Lawrence. And then the Oscars.

  80. Kelly
    February 25, 2013

    Wow, there are a lot of bitter people here…

  81. timmy
    February 25, 2013

    I find it very funny that praise Jennifer Lawrence for being too real . It is never cool to give a middle finger at the Oscars-never. The only reason Lawrence won her Oscar, because many of the old men of the Academy want to sleep with her. It is ridiculous she won the Oscar over Naomi Watts and Emmanuelle Riva.

  82. Sato
    February 26, 2013

    She know’s for a fact that the only reason why she got that award is because of HARVEY WEINSTEIN… Yet she forgot to thank him on her speech I guess… Well good luck to her Hunger Games sequels, Academy Award Winner Jennifer Lawrence…

    I really feel for Emmanuelle Riva, a would-have-been really deserving winner… In 2010, when Sandra Bullock won over Meryl Streep, it was easy to accept for I know Streep will be back for more… But this time it’s hard for God only knows when will the Academy nominate Riva again?!

  83. Sammy
    February 26, 2013

    Time will tell but Riva’s lost is one of the biggest scandals in the Oscars history. No doubt about it. She literally lost to a chick flick performance. Amazing.

  84. February 26, 2013

    What’s the point of wearing a Dior dress and dozens of diamonds when one has no class?

  85. Leni
    February 26, 2013

    Why are people so worried that Jennifer is going to become a flavor of the month and forgotten? What makes anyone think that? Looking back (at the perhaps “too young”) we have Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, Charlize, Kate Winslet, Marion, Hilary, Gwyneth… none of these women have disappeared, they’re all still highly respected. This isn’t a one and done category. Looking further back, almost all of the winners are still around in some capacity. And focusing on this one picture is absurd – I watched all the backstage interviews I could find and didn’t see this, so it was obviously in a moment when she didn’t think the spotlight was on her.

  86. g
    February 26, 2013

    I was so upset Riva lost, I just think it’s a travesty. I enjoyed Lawrence in SLP, but come on academy. They were light years apart in terms of performance!

  87. February 26, 2013

    I respectfully disagree with DaveInProgress. J.Law will be back, and she will win another Oscar ala Jane Fonda, Meryl Streep, Jodie Foster. Steep had to top Sophie’s Choice to get her third (which, some may say she didn’t accomplish), but, for Lawrence, the bar is set pretty low. She will (and already has: Winter’s Bone) give us something to top SLP and she will be rewarded for it before she is 30. She is no Gwyneth Paltrow. She is a Jodie Foster.

  88. February 26, 2013

    I also agree with what Kelly said. Indeed.

    Can’t wait to see what J.Law does next (Serena, I guess). She’s fantastic on screen and off. No one like her. It’s hard to believe she’s only 22. Love watching her evolve.

  89. Sammy
    February 26, 2013

    The Academy made history again by awarding the chick flick performance of Lawrence!

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