The second time’s the charm for Jennifer Lawrence. The 22-year-old Kentucky native landed the lead actress Oscar statuette Sunday for her tragicomic performance as an emotionally bruised widow in “Silver Linings Playbook.”
Her win comes a month after Lawrence picked up the Golden Globe for actress in a comedic movie and just two years after the actress’ breakthrough performance in “Winter’s Bone” -- the role that first put her on the academy’s lead actress balloting list.
To claim the award, she beat out “Amour” star Emmanuelle Riva as an elderly stroke victim facing the prospect of death, Jessica Chastain’s turn as a self-sacrificing CIA analyst who helps bring down Osama bin Laden in “Zero Dark Thirty,” Naomi Watts’ anguished performance as a mother struggling to reunite her family in the tsunami drama “The Impossible” and first-time actress Quvenzhané Wallis – age 9 -- who plays a young bayou dweller possessed of mythical powers in “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”
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