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Screen captures from the 2011 movie “Like Crazy” where Jennifer plays Sam are up in the gallery:
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Jennifer has been chosen by AP as the Entertainer of the Year.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The battle for AP Entertainer of the Year came down to the Girl on Fire and the Queen of Twerk.
Jennifer Lawrence edged out Miley Cyrus by one vote in The Associated Press’ annual survey of its newspaper and broadcast members and subscribers for Entertainer of the Year.
There were 70 ballots submitted by U.S. editors and news directors. Voters were asked to consider who had the most influence on entertainment and culture in 2013.
Lawrence won 15 votes. Cyrus had 14. Netflix was a close third, earning 13 votes for altering the TV landscape with its on-demand format and hit original series.
But Lawrence — who started the year with an Academy Award for best actress, fueled a box-office franchise as The Hunger Games heroine Katniss Everdeen, and wrapped 2013 with a critically acclaimed performance in American Hustle that just earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations — charmed fans everywhere with her candid sincerity.
She was also a fashion darling — a muse for Dior — who made headlines with her pixie haircut. (“That was the weirdest thing that ever happened to me,” she recently told Jon Stewart.)
Lawrence declined comment for this story.
The 23-year-old actress “is not only talented and beautiful, but comes off as incredibly intelligent, genuine, funny and well-spoken in her public appearances and interviews,” writes Kristi Runyan of The Derrick and The News-Herald Newspapers in Oil City, Pa. “It’s refreshing to see a young woman not squandering her talent and success by succumbing to the temptations many do in Hollywood and who actively speaks about the ridiculous behavior of some of her peers.”
Speaking of ridiculous behavior, Cyrus raised eyebrows throughout 2013 with her embrace of twerking, nudity and public pot smoking. The 21-year-old Wrecking Ball singer also made news with her pixie chop, but her breakup with fiancé Liam Hemsworth and highly sexualized (and scrutinized) performances made her water-cooler chatter all year.
“She made the biggest splash, without comment on whether I thought it was a good thing,” said Jim Turpin of KMPH-TV in Fresno, Calif.
Women have dominated the Entertainer of the Year contest. Past titleholders include Adele, Lady Gaga, Tina Fey, Betty White and Taylor Swift. Stephen Colbert is the lone male winner in seven years of voting.
Netflix commanded votes for changing viewing habits (binge-watch Breaking Bad, anyone?) and challenging the traditional TV-release concept with its original series. The outlet eschewed typical TV pilots and released a season’s worth of episodes at once of its acclaimed series House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black.
“In a divided entertainment landscape that includes the fans of pop princesses like Miley as well as high-minded devotees of cutting-edge filmmaking, Netflix is the one common denominator,” said Sean Stangland of Paddock Publications in suburban Chicago.
The beloved, Emmy-winning series Breaking Bad was in fourth place with 10 votes. Justin Timberlake, whose year included a pair of albums and top-selling tours, seven Grammy nominations and two film roles, claimed fifth place.
Here’s the video interview for Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating People of 2013. Skip to 2:37 for Jen’s part:
This past February, Jack Nicholson and Jennifer Lawrence made viral video magic when the two met-cute/creepy backstage at the Oscars. While best-actress winner Lawrence taped an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Nicholson lurked in the background, on deck to congratulate Hollywood’s newly-minted Academy Award owner. After patiently waiting, and wiping sweat from his forehead, Nicholson finally bum-rushed the segment mid-interview to tell Lawrence that she “did such a beautiful job” and he “loved” her in Silver Linings Playbook. Lawrence, as charming as ever, whet Nicholson’s appetite by firing back that the 76-year-old legend was “being really rude” by interrupting her segment. Nicholson—clearly smitten, as we all are, by J. Law—left her side, and then snuck back up once more to creepily tell her, “I’ll be waiting.”
And waiting he apparently was. Lawrence, who was just named “Entertainer of the Year” by the Associated Press, tells ABC that after meeting Nicholson, she received a care package from the elder Oscar winner containing the bubbly and a flirty note that sounds typical of the storied ladies’ man. “He sent me flowers and a bottle of Cristal and a note that said, ‘Missing you already,” Lawrence told ABC News’ Bianna Golodryga, before adding. “Not to brag. I should have probably kept that a secret so it could just be between me and Jack.”
Last month, Lawrence played a little bit more coy when asked if she had kept in touch with Nicholson. “Oh. . . are we dating?,” she asked Extra TV. “Are we an item? “I’’m not going to say what he did or didn’t do. He could have or could not have sent me flowers and a bottle of Cristal.”
Lawrence revealed that she did not dare drink the sacred gift from Nicholson—perhaps for fear that it was laced with a love serum that would make her fall for the actor five decades her senior. “I’ve never tasted Cristal in my whole life,” she said, adding that she sent the gift to her parents. “[M]y mom has my Oscar and my Jack Nicholson champagne.” Rationalizing her kindness to her mother, she said, “She like pulled me out of her body. It’s the least I can do.”
The old-fashioned champagne and flowers courtship strategy may have backfired for Nicholson, but if we know Jack, the actor has not given up and is busy hand-painting Lawrence a bull figurine as we blog.
Tip of the hat to our very own Richard Lawson, who predicted that Nicholson and Lawrence would cross paths again—however not in a fizzled-out flirtation that makes for great talk show fodder. He suggested that the pair team up for a James L. Brooks comedy in which he actor accepts the more age-appropriate role of “father” to Lawrence’s character, a computer genius.
See the video from the Oscars:
Scans from the issue are available in the gallery, many thanks to Luciana. And below is a preview of the article:
The cast talks with TheWrap about the director’s unconventional approach while filming the period tale
There’s never been a film quite like “American Hustle.”
The bellbottoms, big hair, coke snorting and propulsive pop soundtrack evoke earlier ’70s throwbacks, like “Boogie Nights” and “Anchorman.” And the story of crooked politicians, charming con artists and the feds who bring them together is reminiscent of caper movies like “Ocean’s Eleven.” Yet “American Hustle” still defies all expectations — it’s funny and tragic, often at the same moment, and a masterpiece of shifting moods.
The movie serves as a coda in a trilogy of reinvention for director David O. Russell, whose last two works, “Silver Linings Playbook” and “The Fighter,” together scored 15 Academy Award nominations (including Best Picture for both) and won three Oscars for acting. “I want to do movies that are rooted in characters and that are based on their emotional lives and their struggles for survival and desire for reinvention,” Russell told TheWrap. “This theme of reinvention is what leapt out at me. It’s very American.”
That American theme binds the trilogy together, even though the films seem wildly different on the surface. “The Fighter” is an inspirational boxing movie with vivid and often comic characters. “Silver Linings Playbook” is a charming romantic comedy, with drops of pathos mixed in to leaven the uplift. And “American Hustle” riffs on the crime genre, dramatizing one of the most bizarre moments in law-enforcement history: the Abscam operation in which FBI employees posed as Arab sheiks in an effort to catch public officials on the take.
Read the rest of the article at thewrap.com
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Jennifer has been nominated for the 19th Annual Critics Choice Awards as Best Supporting Actress for American Hustle and Best Actress in an Action Movie for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
American Hustle has gotten a total of 13 nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor for Christian Bale, Best Supporting Actor for Bradley Cooper, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Comedy, Best Actor in a Comedy for Christian Bale, Best Actress in a Comedy for Amy Adams.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has been nominated for a total of 3 awards including Best Action Movie and Best Song for Atlas from Coldplay.
The Critics Choice Awards winners will be announced on January 16th, 2014.
Here’s a Preview of Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013, which airs wednesday at 9:30 p.m. ET
Jennifer Lawrence said ”it should be illegal” to call someone fat and, in an interview with Barbara Walters, railed against people who bash the way women look.
“Because why is humiliating people funny?” the 23-year-old Oscar winner told Walters in an interview for the upcoming ABC News special, “Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013.”
“I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV.”
Lawrence became Hollywood’s new “It” girl after she was picked to play Katniss Everdeen, the heroine in the film adaptations of the “Hunger Games” series. It’s a role that launched Lawrence to mega-stardom. Since stepping into the spotlight, Lawrence has been criticized for her figure, considered full by Hollywood standards, and it makes her furious.
“I get it, and, and I do it too, we all do it,” she told Walters. “[But] the media needs to take responsibility for the effect that it has on our younger generation, on these girls who are watching these television shows, and picking up how to talk and how to be cool.
“I mean, if we’re regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words, because of the effect they have on our younger generation, why aren’t we regulating things like calling people fat?” she said.
Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper may have top billing in American Hustle, director David O. Russell’s madcap seventies crime epic, but it’s the film’s knockout dames, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence, who ultimately steal the show. Adams plays Sydney, the lover and partner of conman Irving (Bale), while Lawrence plays Rosalyn, Irving’s wife, who’s poised to spoil his deal with crazed cop Richie (Cooper). Together, they prove why they’re two of our finest actresses, inhabiting roles unlike any either star has played before.
When we caught up with Adams (who continues to fascinate us with the unexpected grit beneath her sunny persona) and Lawrence (whose mix of humor and bemusement only makes her more compelling), both women were more than ready to talk about crafting their characters, dancing with Cooper, and their incredible shared kiss.
On David O. Russell’s knack for creating hyperreal yet completely realistic stories:
AMY ADAMS: Not everything in reality is subtle and slow. When I lose my cool, it is over the top. That’s how we are as humans. What David really does, I feel, is exemplify reality. He finds moments in people’s lives where this so-called “pushed” reality is the truth for these characters.
JENNIFER LAWRENCE: Sometimes real life can be so dramatic and so awful that it’s actually kind of funny. But, above anything else, David’s characters are so incredible, and you have so much emotional freedom, that sometimes what’s on the page turns into something completely different as David’s yelling these ideas and you’re on your toes.
On the best part of playing the rare, well-developed female role:
AMY ADAMS: My favorite part of the process was playing with the vulnerability of my character. She has this veneer, this physicality, and this power, but if I don’t ground that in any true emotion, it’s not going to be that much fun to play, because there are no layers. David always makes sure that his characters are multidimensional and that his women, specifically, are multidimensional. Playing with those dimensions is just a thrill as an actress.
On their kiss, which Adams came up with and Lawrence knocked out of the park:
AMY ADAMS: I feel like Jennifer really made that contribution. I came up with the idea, but she executed it in a way that felt purely driven from character. It didn’t just feel like a moment in which two girls are going to kiss onscreen. It was from somewhere emotional. I mean, she killed it. And that laugh she gives after? I mean, come on now. Genius. I didn’t tell her do that. All I thought was, “What if she plants one on her?” And Jennifer did that in a brilliant way that sells it comically and dramatically. It never feels like it shouldn’t have been there. It feels so organic. And that’s all due to Jennifer.
JENNIFER LAWRENCE: [Whispers] Thanks, Amy.
On getting down with the song and dance of American Hustle:
JENNIFER LAWRENCE: David came to me before we started shooting, and he said he had a vision of Rosalyn wearing yellow cleaning gloves and running through the entire house singing [Paul McCartney's] “Live and Let Die.” And I thought that sounded incredible, but how’s it going to make sense? I’m usually so stupid with these things. I’m just like, “Yeah, I’ll dance, I’ll sing, whatever!” But I think this song [signifies how] Rosalyn is so angry, and she’s at this point where she’s been lied to for so long. And she’s getting to this point in her marriage, which she’s been fighting for for so long, where she’s finally ready to just let it die. So it was just a really great, crazy moment. I threw my neck out, actually.
AMY ADAMS: I was trained as a dancer, and dancing with Bradley was awesome. He’s such an amazing dancer. It was so much fun.
JENNIFER LAWRENCE: You should have danced with me.
AMY ADAMS: There’s still time!
On using sexuality to get into character:
AMY ADAMS: One part of how I storytell has always been through my body. I find a character through movement. And one of the things that struck me once I had the wardrobe and I knew that Sydney was going to be a sexual being, was the thought of people who also had an elegance with their sexuality and the power expressed through their sexuality. So for me, dancing, again was kind of how I started to feel Sydney. I thought about Ann-Margret and Syd Charice and these women who seemed like they were in control because of the way they moved their bodies.
On playing female cons who are constantly juggling fact and fiction:
AMY ADAMS: It was a very delicate balance. Sydney is a girl who says she wants to be anyone other than who she is. And that’s where we meet her. She’s already at a point of reinvention. She meets Irving, and he presents to her who she wants to be. He sees her as smart and intelligent and as a lady. She loves him and feels found. And then he betrays her. That’s not cool. [Laughs] But I think there are moments where she’s not sure how she feels, and she’s starting to believe her own lies. Maybe things could work with Richie, and maybe she does like him. And it was a really interesting dynamic to play a woman who’s not so much torn between two guys, but between truth and a lie. I think she really just wants somebody to see the truth of who she is. I think every girl knows how that feels—she’s just a little crazy about it.
JENNIFER LAWRENCE: It really just comes down to a study of people. It’s all of these things that I’ve been doing since I was little that were useless—just watching people and studying them and being able to mimic their body language and things like that. And being able to find a person. What kind of person are you playing? How do they move? How do they walk? Between “action” and “cut,” for me, it’s almost like meditating, in a weird way. Like, if I’m cold, in between “action” and “cut” I’m not. Or if I’m in physical pain, in between “action” and “cut” I’m not. I’m in a completely different frame of mind. It’s a high.
A new TV Spot for American Hustle is out
Jennifer Lawrence has received a nomination for the 71st Golden Globe Awards Nomination in the Best Supporting Actress Category for her role in American Hustle.
She released this statement earlier today:
Thank you to the HFPA. This is so exciting. I’m thrilled that the film received so many nominations and that I get to share this with the rest of the cast.
American Hustle has also been nominated for Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, Best Actor and Actress in Comedy or Musical for Christian Bale and Amy Adams, and Best Supporting Actor for Bradley Cooper. The movie has been nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Director.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has been nominated for Best Original Song with Atlas.
The 71st Golden Globe Awards winners will be announced on January 12th, 2014.
The Nominations for the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations are out and Jennifer has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in American Hustle.
The cast has also been nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will air on January 18th.
Jen attended the Press Conference for American Hustle in New York last saturday, here are pictures, thanks to Nicole: