Jennifer Lawrence

Arts and Humanities
10:04 pm
Sun January 27, 2013

SAG Award Goes to Jennifer Lawrence

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Another award for J-Law.

Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence  on Sunday night won the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a lead role from the Screen Actors Guild for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook.

Lawrence vied for the SAG Award against Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone), Helen Mirren (Hitchcock) and Naomi Watts (The Impossible).

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Local News
10:00 am
Sun January 20, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence Hosts 'Saturday Night Live'

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With the Academy Awards campaign season in full swing (yes, non-Oscars buffs, there is such a thing), Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence hosted "Saturday Night Live" this week. Lawrence, an Oscar nominee and recent Golden Globe winner for Silver Linings Playbook, appeared in several segments. Here are a few highlights.

Hunger Games press conference:

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Arts and Humanities
9:08 pm
Sun January 13, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence Wins Golden Globe Award

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Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence won a Golden Globe Award on Sunday night for her role in the film Silver Linings Playbook.

Lawrence, 22, won in the best actress in a comedy or musical category, beating out Emily Blunt (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), Judi Dench (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Maggie Smith (Quartet as Jean Horton) and Meryl Streep (Hope Springs).

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Local News
9:39 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence Nabs Second Academy Award Nomination

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It's hard to argue that an actress has had a better past 12 months than Jennifer Lawrence.

On Thursday morning, the Louisville native was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress for her role in the dramedy Silver Linings Playbook. 

It's her second nomination. In 2010, Lawrence was nominated for her role in the dark indie drama Winter's Bone.

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Arts and Humanities
9:47 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Another Nod: Jennifer Lawrence Nominated for Golden Globe

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Jennifer Lawrence was nominated Thursday morning in the Golden Globe's best actress in a comedy or musical, her second nod for a major acting award in as many days.

The nomination is for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, a comedy about a man (played by Bradley Cooper) who struggles with mental illness after his marriage disintegrates. Lawrence plays his love interest, who is struggling with depression.

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Local News
12:33 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Jennifer Lawrence Nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award

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Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence has earned her second Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for outstanding performance by a female actor in a lead role , this time for the comedy Silver Linings Playbook.

Lawrence, 22, was nominated in the same category in 2010 for her breakout role in the indie drama Winter's Bone. Natalie Portman won the award, handed out in early 2011, for her performance in Black Swan.

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Arts and Humanities
3:55 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

'Winter's Bone' Director Debra Granik Discusses Her Craft

Filmmaker Debra Granik -- best known for directing the 2010 film "Winter's Bone," which starred Lousiville native Jennifer Lawrence --  will speak Tuesday evening at Spalding University's Festival of Contemporary Writing. 

Granik talked Tuesday afternoon with WFPL's Jonathan Bastian about her craft, including what informs her projects.

""There are a lot of untold stories," Granik said. "The big thing is to have people that want to actually work with you to tell it."

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