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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.

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As far as I am concerned Jennifer is one trick pony just getting award’s for being herself. She should go back to school a little bit and learn how to behave appropriately first.

Aghhh, I adore Katniss, I really do, but she did not deserve this award. I don’t want to see her win everything, it’s making people hate her.

Overrated,both her film and her performance. It’s a shame.

SOBREVALORADO

YEAH!!!! Go Jennifer!!! Most talented and rewarded actress of her generation!

I don’t get the hatred on Jennifer. It’s not her fault if the critics and her peers like her. Her performance in American Hustle was praised by many important critics.

lupita was robbed, lawrence performance in AH was overrated and the same as her role in SLP.

sorry but anyone with half a brain that saw both of the movies knows that lupitas performance definitely outshined Jennifer’s and I like Jen and I would back her up if she did a truly amazing performance but all that Jennifer did in AH was a RHONJ accent, there was no versatility from Tiffany in SLP versus Rosalyn in AH. Lupita’s performance as Patsey was riveting and vulnerable, lupita invested everything in that role and I truly believe she deserves to sweep awards season.

@Bill: Sandy The thing is that, they recompense more the person than the performance ! This time, Lupita was the best this year.

* I meant Bill not Sandy lol

If she wins the Oscar again I’m gonna puke!

@Bill: I don’t think it’s all ‘hate’. By the looks of it, majority consensus on here thought her performance was mediocre at best and just not worthy of the award. Personally, I’m disappointed her performance won.

Most ridiculous Oscar win in recent times, she was completely unbelievable in SLP. Very limited skills as an actor. I think she is overrated in the looks department as well

@yep: I wholeheartedly agree! Lupitos role wasn’t original. Its already been done. On the other hand, Jennifer Lawrence not only played an older character, she spoke and changed her entire personality for her role in American Hustle.

Absolutely love love LOVE Jen, haters who keep saying shes “overrated’ need to move to the left. Now with that said, Lupita did get robbed, I agree that Jen was great in AH (easily the best part of the movie imo, she hijacked all the scenes she was in, no doubt) and honestly dont get why everyone was raving about Amy Adams performance, yes she was good….but her rendition consisted of her going from an american accent to a british one, it was hardly transcendent. Dont get the fuss. But anyways….there is no ABSOLUTELY no question that Lupita deserves aaaaalllllll the awards as far as this years ‘best supporting actress’, it was easily more powerful than what Jen, its not even comparable. Completely ridiculous that Jen would even win over such an amazing and moving performance. Im in shock. I mean I still think about that ‘soap scene’ …and also… this was her first job ffs! Clearly the academy didnt bother watching ’12 yrs’ …Im hoping Lupita is a lock for the oscars though. And honestly Im really sick of people raining down so hard on Jen as if she was the one asking to win these awards. She hardly campaigned (if not at all) and hell she wasnt present to accept her award! Pretty sure she thought she wasnt even gonna win.

Oh dear, I’m so sick and tired of Jennifer Lawrence. Another win for absolutely average acting. WTF?

BTW: Lupita since the start of the award season has been looking perfect on the red carpet. This Dior gown was amazing on her. Perfection.

lupita is so overrated. congratulations JLAW

@maggy: You kidding ? She is UNDERrated, she only won 2 awards this season, and Jen’performance wasn’t that fabulous

@yep: your absolutely right the range and versatility is off the charts with her she is truly one of the best

Jennifer won because the British vote based on the actual performance. As great as the other actresses were in their respective movies, esp Lupita, NONE of them did as good a job at ACTING as did Jenn. Lupita’s performance was compelling and powerful but as far as having to actually ACT (which implies stepping out of your own character and personality and becoming another person entirely AND then selling that person to the viewing public, JLaw was the best. The Brits are not influenced by the powerful emotions of the American South and history of Slavery. Therefore, they are able to vote more dispassionately on the actual performance placed before them with less emotional investment in one winning more than the other; hence Jennifer over Lupita. This undoubtedly will anger Lupita’s fans but channeling anger and hurt with over the top physicality does not call upon her to bring the character out of nothingness into the living. Many others could have performed that type of role as well. JLaw’s performance had to be drawn from somewhere she is not … that’s acting!!

@Sophia:

Sorry, but as great as Lupita’s performance was .. if the award is for ACTING, then her role was written in such a way as to take less actual acting and more physical reaction and emoting emotions that are easily accessed by EVERYBODY. That’s a great performance but it is NOT necessarily great ACTING! Know the difference. It’s like Sylvester Stallone’s performance in Rocky (I).. a terrific performance but not necessarily great ACTING. He didn’t have to stretch outside of himself to play the character. Lupita’s performance was powerful but anyone in that situation could emote those emotions and react physically just as realistically while JLaw had to play deeper more subtle emotions and the pantheon of skills needed to play emotions with a flicker of an eye, a twitch of a muscle, a look or an intonation of speech … that’s ACTING. In the movie, Marathon Man, Dustin Hoffman didn’t sleep for 2 days to appear tired, exhausted, and disheveled. Laurence Olivier took one look at him and said, “Dear boy, why don’t you just try acting? It is so much easier!”

@Jasmine:

Meow!! Sounds like a little jealousy! Jennifer will be the Meryl Streep of her generation. She is a genius, a prodigy, and can bring characters out of herself that she cannot possibly have inside. Top actors, including Donald Sutherland have stated that she is quite incredible and her skill is something rarely, if ever, seen. …. but what do A list actors know about acting compared to you???

@Kitty:

Liking a movie rarely has a lot to do with whether an actor is performing their craft well or not. Don’t conflate the two.

@Elisa:

Lupita might win and would deserve to do so but I find it amusing to see how many people seem to confuse their liking a picture, or a character, or their emotional response with the quality of acting. Lupita’s role was powerful as was her performance but it wasn’t demanding as actual acting. It isn’t hard to act scared, terrorized, or horrified as those are universal emotions that ANYONE would respond with — to horrifying situations! How hard would it be for you to act terrified in a scene in which you are being beaten or raped? Not too hard because the emotional response is similar. It’s like that old comedian’s schtick (can’t recall the comics name) when he “did his Elvis impression.” He then pretended to stick needles in his eyes and reacted with screaming and anguish. I hope that point doesn’t escape you. No one would act much differently to that situation. In TYAS, the screenplay is written in such a fashion as emotions and reactions would be universal — hence, requires less acting to bring it to the screen. Note! I didn’t say it did not take acting and her performance helped really make the movie; it’s just that the acting necessary to flesh out the role in Am H by JLaw was far greater and required more depth, subtlety, and nuance to convey thoughts and reactions that did Lupita. She didn’t have a lot of acting to evoke our emotions; the writing and staging did that even if her performance wasn’t as strong as it was.

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