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Why Winning Another Oscar Would Be Bad News For JLaw

Why Winning Another Oscar Would Be Bad News For JLaw

When Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress, that adorable, self-deprecating moment when she tripped embodied what she'd become: America's hilarious and awkward sweetheart. Sunday, she's up for Best Supporting Actress ... but a win might not play so well.

Let's also recall last year's Best Supporting Actress winner - Anne Hathaway. Months of backlash preceded - and when she won, the headlines were about how she'd picked an ugly dress and annoyed with her speech- not her acting accomplishment.

Hathaway was once beloved with hit movies like "The Princess Diaries" and "The Devil Wears Prada." The tide turned.

Hathaway said things got so bad she had to take a break from public life after her Oscars win.

Some outlets think that Lawrence is running the same risk after well over a year at front and center.

A win Sunday - another Oscar, and so soon - might make things even worse.

Would another endearing speech on the entertainment industry's biggest stage, in front of millions, be the tipping point?

Already, in December, Vulture published a piece accusing the actress of faking her realness: "Lawrence gives off the vibe of a woman annoyed by the endless repetition of a press tour, but she exploits it to perpetuate her status as a movie star that is nonetheless 'real.'"

Salon sliced at her Internet popularity, writing "... a GIF, like the ones of Jennifer Lawrence adorably tripping or goofing off, iterates endlessly; eventually one wants to close the window."

There may be nowhere to go from here but down.

And Lawrence sees it coming- she said in November she worries people will get sick of her.

Last week Harvey Weinstein said she intended to take a year off from acting to get some much-needed rest.

Truly, a loss Sunday might be the perfect exit Lawrence is looking for, and it might give her main competition -- '12 Years a Slave''s rising star Lupita Nyong'O -- the next-level boost she needs.

Even with a break from acting, Lawrence has two more "Hunger Games" movies coming out over the next two years. That means press tours, premieres - she'll still be in the spotlight.

So, an Oscars loss could really be a big win ... and we're sure Jennifer will be fine either way.

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ksmithphotography February 27 2014 at 12:30 PM

I personally don't think I could ever get sick of JLaw. I love her. She's hilarious. Some people just love to hate. And that's their right. Just like it's my right to love her.

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sugarbeach205 ksmithphotography February 27 2014 at 12:44 PM

I'm with you. I find her talented, refreshing and honest. Why do magazines have to 'take down' someone who has earned a right to be where she is. Three Oscar nominations at her age--- guess she must be really talented!

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franki77az February 27 2014 at 2:33 PM

You know what I think: I think YOU are thinking TOO MUCH. Too deep for the subject matter. TOO ridiculous, generally. Find a job for which you are more qualified. Geesh!

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Vimala Nowlis February 27 2014 at 1:43 PM

It's not about her acting that would hurt her. It will be about her complaining and dissing others that will hurt her.

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kmg4242 February 27 2014 at 2:12 PM

I beg to differ with this article.... What a lame read

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mehundrew5 February 27 2014 at 1:13 PM

This is crazy. The media is writing this story about people getting tired of her, but it's the media who is saying that people are getting tired of her. The media "made her" who she is, meaning, they write these articles on how great she is, how funny and wonderful she is, etc. etc. etc. They are the ones who wrote the article about Ann Hathaway-saying people were tired of her. They are projecting their feelings onto their readers. This is wrong. Articles like this are why kids bully, because adults in general tell them its okay-ex Salon mags. I like her, if she wants to take a break off so be it, hopefully these article and comments have nothing to do with it. I feel sorry for anyone who loves to entertain. Its hard to do what you love(and earn a living) when you deal with bully's everyday. How sad and pathetic

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hereztheclincher February 27 2014 at 2:08 PM

This is such a ridiculous article. I've never heard of anyone getting tired of an actor/actress who continues to put out high quality work. We're going to get tired of her because she keeps winning Oscars? Makes no sense. Are we getting tired of Daniel Day-Lewis? When she starts doing an endless string of poorly rated rom-coms, then start posting articles like this.

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Bandi February 27 2014 at 1:02 PM

OMG-How could anyone get sick and tired of JLAW ??? I just want to Kiss, Kiss, Kiss her

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ralphhale3 Bandi February 27 2014 at 1:14 PM

Get a life. 'J" 'law'??? How utterly pedestrian and typically american couch-potato-tabloid speak. Funny as hell, but very sad.

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Barb February 27 2014 at 2:54 PM

I like Jennifer Lawrence. She's been really lucky on all the movie parts she's been getting. I can see where she might need a little R & R, but a year is a little much. Don't stay away so long someone else can steal your thunder. Don't become secluded...keep your name & pics out there in lights, but only in positive and glowing ways. One thing detrimental I do say is to think before you speak during interviews and award acceptions. You tend to rattle on endlessly about nothing. You're a good actress and are loved by many. Don't disappear. I'm afraid it could backfire on you, unless you're already tired of the actor scene and just want out, which I hope is not the case.

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CISIO Barb February 27 2014 at 5:55 PM

Don't worry , Jennifer still has a few movies coming out . She will still be in the public eye enough and can afford to take a long break at this time . She really does need to stop for a while because she is at risk of burning out and becoming overexposed by the media. Both can be a very bad for a celeb's career and together cause it to crash. People sadly do have a tendency to get vicious when a celeb gets too much glory and attention. So it really probably would be best in the long run if she loses Sunday and takes a break for awhile. She's too hot and needs to cool off a bit.

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Sonny February 27 2014 at 12:45 PM

Jealousy is the other person's problem and some like to take it out on whatever, they feel, would be an acceptable target. In this case, Jennifer.
Folks need to get over themselves and be genuinely happy, to see someone, anyone achieve, consistently. But, since most of this FAKE relationship attitude, in Hollywood, is never going to change, I'm probably wasting time, writing this.
Jennifer is a special talent, that has hit, with perfect timing, upon the movie screens, across America and is Really Loved, by Millions! She still has some of her 15 minutes, left. So, sit back, Grow Up and take in Good Memories, without making a horses ass, out of yourselves.
That's my humble take, on the situation.

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cabinsmoke February 27 2014 at 2:50 PM

Debra Winger 2.0

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