Will the ‘Hunger Games’ earn Jennifer Lawrence a second Oscar nomination?

March 26, 2012 | 3 Comments »
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Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in the Hunger Games movie was nothing short of brilliant.

Today, EW is asking the question of whether Jennifr’s performance in the movie will earn her another Oscar nomination:

After starring in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Rooney Mara managed to land a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance in the violent film adaptation of a cult-smash novel. Can Jennifer Lawrence do the same with The Hunger Games? At this point we have no real idea of what her potential competition could be, but I’d say it’s not out of the question. After all, Lawrence has already caught the Academy’s eye thanks to her breakout turn in the 2010 Sundance hit Winter’s Bone. And The Hunger Games has become an instant hit with both audiences and critics. In her review ofHunger Games, my colleague Lisa Schwarzbaum said that Lawrence “is, in her gravity, her intensity, and her own unmannered beauty, about as impressive a Hollywood incarnation of Katniss as one could ever imagine… Lawrence is expressive in her stillness, and moves with athletic confidence.”

The main question is whether Lawrence’s buzz can last all the way through early next year. A Best Actress nomination from a March release isn’t unheard of — there’s Kate Winslet forEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich, and Frances McDormand in Fargo — but it’s certainly the exception to the rule. If she pulls off a nomination next January, Lawrence (who’ll be 22 by that time) will be the youngest two-time Best Actress nominee ever. 

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  • Gabrielle
    I think we can all agree that she blew it out of the park with her performance in THG. But I doubt it’s kind of thing that would get Oscars’ attention. We have to wait and see what the rest of the year brings. :)
  • Tony Ferris
    I’d be surprised. The blockbuster/tentpole nature of the flick tends to repel Oscar voters. Factor in how early in the year it is, and, while I certainly think it’s warranted, I don’t think it’s coming.

    A more likely contender for a second Oscar nod for Lawrence might be Suzanne Bier’s adaptation of Ron Rash’s SERENA. Jennifer is set to play the title character. It’s a complex and compelling role. Biers’ is a person the academy likes, and the subject matter is more up their avenue. This of course presupposes another strong performance from Lawrence (can there be any doubt), and a film of equal quality.

    I’d love Jen to get a nod for Katniss, but the academy so rarely acknowledges the type of movie that The Hunger Games has, at least, been marketed as that I just don’t see it.

    It would be awesome to be wrong though.

    Maybe it won’t be for The Hunger Games, but Jennifer Lawrence has an Oscar in her future whatever happens, make no mistake about it…

    • Lindsay
      I agree. It’s just not the type of role that will get recognized by the Academy. Not to mention that I read this morning that Lionsgate did not make the screenings available for the next two months to the Academy members (I guess they get invited to free screenings for films so they can consider it for nominations).

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