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Jennifer Lawrence WINS Best Supporting Actress at BAFTAs 2014!

Jennifer Lawrence WINS Best Supporting Actress at BAFTAs 2014!

Jennifer Lawrence has just won Best Supporting Actress for her role in American Hustle at the 2014 British Academy Film Awards held at The Royal Opera House on Sunday (February 16) in London, England.

The 23-year-old actress, who was unable to attend, beat out Julia Roberts, Lupita Nyong’o, Oprah Winfrey, and Sally Hawkins for the coveted award. Congrats Jennifer!

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In case you didn’t know, American Hustle had 10 nominations tonight.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Jennifer Lawrence’s win at the 2014 British Academy Film Awards?

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  • D Leong

    @SASHA:

    Absolutely! She won’t, however, win the oscar over Lupita because Hollywood is very politically correct and Lupita’s performance was strong enough to win also. Therefore, the usual politically correct “collective white guilt” prevailing in Hollywood will vote for Lupita. It will make the voter feel good and noble as if it is another blow for a favored cause. BTW before anyone vilifies me for being a bigot, I was detained for civil right work in the 60s. I just happen to egotistically love skewering reverse hypocrisy and Hollywood is a target rich environment.

  • D Leong

    @Melissa:

    It’s an American sport to love an underdog then raise them up, without their asking, then take particular delight in tearing them down … all without them doing anything differently than just living their lives. Jennifer is a warm hearted down to earth human being who has yet to change in reaction to her success. She still works very hard on her roles, comes to work, on time, ready to work; is loved by her co-workers, hailed as unusually talented by scions of her industry and peers that have achieved much, and considered kind. She still takes personal cell phone calls from a friend from years back who has Down’s Syndrome and remains a real mensch. Everyone lauded and celebrated this type of person winning the Oscar; now that she is continuing her success, people want to take her down from a pedestal on which she personally has not climbed but one in which the public has placed her. Tough business and you want to be part of the rabid crowd?!

  • D Leong

    @Dee:

    Again, you are another who proves my point(s) and some of which have been previously posted. Conflating power of performance, given the power of the script — and the attendant emotional response, is a FAR FAR different thing than quality of ACTING. It isn’t that Lupita doesn’t deserve the prize, it’s more was her ACTING better than Jennifer’s. Almost ANY other actress could have done a SERVICEABLE job in Lupita’s role. It might take a certain look of an actress but the screenplay left little room for major acting nuance. How hard is it to look terrified about being whipped, or distraught over vicious treatment, etc. Jenn’s character required far greater ACTING ability to make her a real person, give that person emotional depth, and evoke emotional response of varying shades from the viewers. That is ACTING. It’s a little like the debate in Figure Skating? Is power and specific technical skill to be always valued more highly than components of musical connectivity, enhancement of the music and artistry of the performance. Either has reasonable arguments but it may simply come down to the personal preferences of the judging. Therefore, I believe if you distill OUT the emotion of the written scene and simply observe the skills necessary to bring out the character, then hands down Jennifer wins. Lupita has a reasonable claim for the win, also, but it is a little tiresome that she will likely win with components of emotional response to the subject matter and Hollywood political correctness overshadowing other components. If the setting was slavery and Lupita were white, with the setting in Appalachia and the theme virtual slavery to a company, not a white master, her performance would be no less powerful but it is doubtful that it would then win over Lawrence’s.

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