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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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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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ajalsup1933 February 28 2014 at 7:07 AM

Some of the theories that you clown come up with --- losing will prove nothing -- winning will improve her acting career. You dumb asses should just keep tight lip sometimes -- you aren't that smart you know....

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Sheila February 27 2014 at 7:46 PM

i tried watching wolf of wall street couldnt get past the porn, and i think august osage county is best film

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Jon Biddle February 27 2014 at 6:10 PM

WOW !! Glad you AOL guys have figured it all out for her.. GO JENNY GO !

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Velocity105 February 27 2014 at 5:52 PM

Funny how Meryl Streep or Julia Roberts never went through these kinds of things. America has changed I guess, they want to trade up a new face every year. What a shame, the short rise and long fall of America.

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CISIO Velocity105 February 27 2014 at 6:37 PM

Actually I remember Julia going through a backlash for a bit in the early 90's around the time she did Hook. The media and public were really on her case for a while. She took a break and slowed down for a little bit , things settled down and then she came back big with Erin Brockovitch in 2000 . Having weathered the storm , done some decent previous work and delivered another critical and box office hit, Julia with her Oscar in tow was back to being adored. I don't know if noticed but she's not exactly getting some great press right now and seems the backlash could be starting again .

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tgwine February 27 2014 at 5:45 PM

where do these people come up with this kind of junk. You play the game to win go jennifer

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jejozi tgwine February 27 2014 at 6:11 PM

Most actors aren't actors to "win", they're in it to act. The winning and losing mentality is almost exclusively from the media, which then influences the general public. As witnessed by "go jennifer".

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Danny February 27 2014 at 5:25 PM

Dumbest analogy I have ever read, don't know why I bothered other than the fact that I like Jennifer and her movies

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mariestyer February 27 2014 at 5:23 PM

Ugly comment; she's adorable and she's going up and up, like a hellium balloon. She's natural and fanny not a fake plastic person.

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cdavecrz February 27 2014 at 4:28 PM

Zemma shut up,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Jennifer has no were to go but up.

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cml2161 February 27 2014 at 4:22 PM

There's no comparison. When you hear Jennifer speak she is sexy and funny very likeable person.

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