Jennifer Lawrence http://wfpl.org en Oscar Nominees For Best Picture Include 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity' http://wfpl.org/post/best-picture-nominees-include-captain-phillips-gravity Let the arguments begin over who and which film should have been nominated but weren't.<p>This year's nominees for Oscars from the <a href="http://www.oscars.org/" target="_blank">Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences</a> were just announced and they include:<p><strong>Best Picture</strong><p><em>-- American Hustle</em><p><em>-- Captain Phillips</em><p><em>-- Dallas Buyers Club</em><p><em>-- Gravity</em><p><em>-- Her</em><p><em>-- Nebraska</em><p><em>-- Philomena</em><p><em>-- 12 Years a Slave</em><p><em>-- The Wolf of Wall Street</em><p>The <a href="http://oscar.go.com/nominees" target= Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:29:15 +0000 Mark Memmott 8261 at http://wfpl.org Oscar Nominees For Best Picture Include 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity' Jennifer Lawrence Nominated for Academy Award for Third Time http://wfpl.org/post/jennifer-lawrence-nominated-academy-award-third-time <p>For the third time, Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence is an Academy Award nominee.</p><p>This time, the 23-year-old actress got a nod in the supporting actress category for her role in "American Hustle," a fictional take on the 1970s Abscam&nbsp;scandal from director David O. Russell. Russell also directed "Silver Linings Playbook," for which Lawrence won last year's Academy Award for best actress.</p><p>Lawrence first gained national acclaim in 2011 with her Oscar best actress nomination for her breakout role in the indie drama "Winter's Bone."</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:47:53 +0000 Joseph Lord 8254 at http://wfpl.org Jennifer Lawrence Nominated for Academy Award for Third Time Jennifer Lawrence Wins Golden Globe for 'American Hustle' http://wfpl.org/post/jennifer-lawrence-wins-golden-globe-american-hustle <p>For the second straight year, Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence won a Golden Globe Award, this time for in the supporting performance category.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 01:19:48 +0000 Joseph Lord 8215 at http://wfpl.org Jennifer Lawrence Wins Golden Globe for 'American Hustle' Sound on Film: 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Philomena' http://wfpl.org/post/sound-film-wolf-wall-street-philomena <p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.25em; color: rgb(37, 37, 37); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif;">Hello brave listener and welcome to WFPL's Sound on Film.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:32:46 +0000 Chris Ritter 8113 at http://wfpl.org Sound on Film: 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Philomena' Updated: Jennifer Lawrence Nominated for SAG Award, Golden Globe for 'American Hustle' http://wfpl.org/post/updated-jennifer-lawrence-nominated-sag-award-golden-globe-american-hustle <p>Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence was nominated Wednesday for a Screen Actors Guild for her supporting role in the upcoming drama "American Hustle."</p><p>The film stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams and regards the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abscam">Abscam&nbsp;</a>scandal in the 1970s. Lawrence plays the wife of a con man played by Bale.</p><p>"American Hustle" slated for release later this month. Here's a trailer:</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:57:05 +0000 Joseph Lord 7866 at http://wfpl.org Updated: Jennifer Lawrence Nominated for SAG Award, Golden Globe for 'American Hustle' Early Screening of Jennifer Lawrence's Next Film to Benefit West End School http://wfpl.org/post/early-screening-jennifer-lawrences-next-film-benefit-west-end-school <p>As it did with "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the locally based Jennifer Lawrence Foundation is hosting a &nbsp;benefit early screening of one of the Louisville native's films.</p><p>The screening of director David O. Russell's "American Hustle" will be on Dec. 16 at Baxter Avenue Filmworks. Tickets will be $65 and will include a cocktail reception and silent auction.</p><p>The screening benefits the<a href="http://www.westendschool.org/about-the-school.html"> West End School, </a>a free private school for at-risk boys.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:58:52 +0000 Joseph Lord 7807 at http://wfpl.org Early Screening of Jennifer Lawrence's Next Film to Benefit West End School More Girls Target Archery, Inspired By 'The Hunger Games' http://wfpl.org/post/more-girls-target-archery-inspired-hunger-games The indoor shooting range at Archery in the Wild in northern Colorado used to be dominated by camouflage and hunters. But on this Saturday morning, the archery range is dotted with ponytails and 7-year-old girls like Y'Jazzmin Christopher.<p>The popularity of <em>The Hunger Games</em> series is fueling an interest in the sport of archery, particularly among girls. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:49:47 +0000 Grace Hood 7706 at http://wfpl.org More Girls Target Archery, Inspired By 'The Hunger Games' Jennifer Lawrence's Favorite Thanksgiving Dish http://wfpl.org/post/jennifer-lawrences-favorite-thanksgiving-dish <p>Thanksgiving with the whole family can be difficult to arrange when loved ones don’t all live in the same place.</p><p>But what happens when one of those loved ones is an Academy Award-winning actress in high demand in Hollywood?</p><p>That’s the experience for Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence and her family. As part of our Food &amp; Drink week, I asked Lawrence and her mother about their holiday plans.</p><p>“I’m going on vacation and I’m going to miss Thanksgiving by like one day, which I’m fine with that," Lawrence told me last week. "Leftovers are always better cold anyway.”</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:51:46 +0000 Joseph Lord 7671 at http://wfpl.org Jennifer Lawrence's Favorite Thanksgiving Dish 'Catching Fire': The Hunger Games, Now With Real Heat http://wfpl.org/post/catching-fire-hunger-games-now-real-heat There's a moment of chilling violence in <em>Catching Fire</em>, the second of four planned movies adapting Suzanne Collins' dystopian <em>Hunger Games</em> novels, a moment in which the difference a director makes becomes immediately clear — and one that should give hope to readers who might have felt some disappointment with the first movie.<p>It's the first significant bloodshed in the film, a scene in which the young heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is made to fully realize the capability for cruelty inherent in the government of Panem. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 03:10:23 +0000 editor 7649 at http://wfpl.org 'Catching Fire': The Hunger Games, Now With Real Heat Jennifer Lawrence to WFPL: Louisville 'Only Thing I'll Ever Identify as Home' http://wfpl.org/post/jennifer-lawrence-wfpl-louisville-only-thing-ill-ever-identify-home <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since early 2010, Jennifer Lawrence's Hollywood career has been on a steep incline—from emerging indie film actress to Blockbuster star to Academy Award winner.</span></p><p>What's next?</p><p>“I think slow down," Lawrence said. "I can’t think of anything career-wise. I mean, one day, I’d like to direct. I've always wanted to direct.</p><p>“Really, the only thing I’m thinking of life-wise right now is just kind of slowing down and buying a house and making a home and having a little less attention.”</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:42:27 +0000 Joseph Lord 7636 at http://wfpl.org Jennifer Lawrence to WFPL: Louisville 'Only Thing I'll Ever Identify as Home'