Jennifer Lawrence

The Two-Way
9:29 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Oscar Nominees For Best Picture Include 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity'

Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips.
Hopper Stone, SMPSP

Originally published on Thu January 16, 2014 11:22 am

Let the arguments begin over who and which film should have been nominated but weren't.

This year's nominees for Oscars from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences were just announced and they include:

Best Picture

-- American Hustle

-- Captain Phillips

-- Dallas Buyers Club

-- Gravity

-- Her

-- Nebraska

-- Philomena

-- 12 Years a Slave

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Arts and Humanities
8:47 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence Nominated for Academy Award for Third Time


For the third time, Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence is an Academy Award nominee.

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 scandal from director David O. Russell. Russell also directed "Silver Linings Playbook," for which Lawrence won last year's Academy Award for best actress.

Lawrence first gained national acclaim in 2011 with her Oscar best actress nomination for her breakout role in the indie drama "Winter's Bone."

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Arts and Humanities
8:19 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence Wins Golden Globe for 'American Hustle'


For the second straight year, Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence won a Golden Globe Award, this time for in the supporting performance category.

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2:32 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Sound on Film: 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Philomena'

Credit Paramount Pictures

Hello brave listener and welcome to WFPL's Sound on Film.

On this episode, our thoughts on Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," starring frequent Scorsese collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as "Philomena," starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.

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Arts and Humanities
10:57 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Updated: Jennifer Lawrence Nominated for SAG Award, Golden Globe for 'American Hustle'

Jennifer Lawrence in "American Hustle"
Credit Columbia Pictures

Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence was nominated Wednesday for a Screen Actors Guild for her supporting role in the upcoming drama "American Hustle."

The film stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams and regards the Abscam scandal in the 1970s. Lawrence plays the wife of a con man played by Bale.

"American Hustle" slated for release later this month. Here's a trailer:

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Arts and Humanities
9:58 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Early Screening of Jennifer Lawrence's Next Film to Benefit West End School


As it did with "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the locally based Jennifer Lawrence Foundation is hosting a  benefit early screening of one of the Louisville native's films.

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.

The screening benefits the West End School, a free private school for at-risk boys. 

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Around the Nation
6:49 am
Wed November 27, 2013

More Girls Target Archery, Inspired By 'The Hunger Games'

Y'Jazzmin Christopher, 7, takes up target practice at Archery in the Wild in Longmont, Colo. "She used to be a really shy person, but now she's opening socially," says Alicia Christopher, Y'Jazzmin's mom, about her daughter's archery.
Grace Hood KUNC

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 12:32 pm

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.

The popularity of The Hunger Games series is fueling an interest in the sport of archery, particularly among girls. Some sporting equipment outfitters say they've seen a big boost in bow and arrow sales since the film series began in 2012.

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Food & Drink Week
11:51 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence's Favorite Thanksgiving Dish

Credit Lionsgate

Thanksgiving with the whole family can be difficult to arrange when loved ones don’t all live in the same place.

But what happens when one of those loved ones is an Academy Award-winning actress in high demand in Hollywood?

That’s the experience for Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence and her family. As part of our Food & Drink week, I asked Lawrence and her mother about their holiday plans.

“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.”

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Movie Reviews
10:10 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

'Catching Fire': The Hunger Games, Now With Real Heat

Effie Trinket taps Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence, right) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) for the Hunger Games arena again — but this time the rules are different and the stakes are higher as rebellion brews in Panem.
Murray Close Lionsgate

Originally published on Fri November 22, 2013 4:10 pm

There's a moment of chilling violence in Catching Fire, the second of four planned movies adapting Suzanne Collins' dystopian Hunger Games 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.

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Arts and Humanities
12:42 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence to WFPL: Louisville 'Only Thing I'll Ever Identify as Home'

Jennifer Lawrence in "Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
Credit Lionsgate

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.

What's next?

“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.

“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.”

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