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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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root the toot March 02 2014 at 4:42 PM

Y THE HELL SHOULDN'T SHE WIN. IF YOUR GOOD - YOUR GOOD

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mcc1cam March 02 2014 at 12:52 PM

I won't know if Ms. Lawrence wins tonight or not until tomorrow, since I've canceled my "Oscar Party" for the first time in 20 years - no one, including myself, has seen many of the nominated films. Hasn't anyone wondered why there has been an excessive amount of coverage about these particular Oscars? It's because only two thirds of the public have seen the films, and they expect the viewing numbers to be very low. I'm sick of the awards already because of all the press, and could care care less.

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midlifer49 March 02 2014 at 12:23 PM

What a stupid article!

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meiguosn March 02 2014 at 10:57 AM

According to Julie Delpy, the Oscars are rigged by 70 year old white men. If true, then is Ms. Lawrence concerned the 70 year old white men will stop liking her?

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jeviga March 02 2014 at 9:34 AM

It is not Ms. Lawrence's fault that she is the best actress today on par with Meryl Streep..
She is a gorgeous engaging young lady and I hope she wins today and many more Oscars in the future...You go girl.

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jmg62 March 02 2014 at 3:45 AM

"Taking a year off from acting to get some much needed rest"? Many "Suddenly a Star" actors have done this,.... I just can't remember who they are. Seems they went out for "a rest" also and never made it back. Oscar(s) or not.

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Victoria March 02 2014 at 2:42 AM

What happened to the class of the 30's 40's and 50's? The actors and actresses could not hold a candle to them. They would always be onstage, perfectly put together....not like today

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Victoria March 02 2014 at 2:36 AM

Like Jennifer Lawrence but give someone else a chance.

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crrunch March 01 2014 at 7:59 PM

bad for you maybe ......lighten up, drama queen.

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