Congratulations to our girl Jennifer Lawrence. The Santa Barbara film festival has just announced that they are awarding her with their Outstanding Performer of the year award.
According to Yahoo! :
2012 is looking like it will be remembered as the Year of the Lawrence.
Jennifer Lawrence is still only 22 years old, but she had more success this year than most actors do in their entire careers. She starred in one of the top-grossing films of 2012, the record-breaking “The Hunger Games.” Then she followed that smash hit with a critically acclaimed and Independent Spirit Award-nominated turn as a troubled young widow in director David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook.”
It was on the strength of these two powerful and very different performances that the Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Jennifer Lawrence will be the recipient of their Outstanding Performer of the Year Award. Lawrence will be honored at the 28th installment of the festival on February 2 at the historic Arlington Theater.
SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling stated, “Ms. Lawrence impressed us earlier this year in ‘The Hunger Games,’ but has now left us moonstruck with her career-defining performance in ‘Silver Lining Playbook.’” He went on to add, “Naming her our Outstanding Performer of the Year is an understatement.”