Baftas 2014: Is Jennifer Lawrence Just Going to Win Everything, All The Time?

This is getting a bit ridiculous: Jennifer Lawrence could just about win the Ballon d’Or right now. Best Supporting Actress at the Baftas ahead of Sally Hawking and Lupita Nyong’o? Come on, really? We get that that Laurence is adorable, both in front of and behind the camera.

American Hustle cast Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence won big for her role in American Hustle

We also get that she’s a positive role model for young women with her organic approach to media and ‘normal’ appearance (her appearance is not normal, though is it). And while we get all that, it doesn’t mean she should just get all the awards.

Her role in American Hustle is sassy, funny and inventive, but there’s no way it should have been chosen ahead of Nyong’o as Patsy in 12 Years a Slave. And you can take your ‘we shouldn’t pit great actors up against each other’ rhetoric and shove it up your Bafta.

Bottom line is: Lawrence is funny, beautiful and down to earth. She’s a perfect object of attention and desire from the media and her fans alike, and for that reason, she now enjoys a base level of success.

But hey, think about this: is Jennifer Lawrence overrated?

It’s okay to dote over the rich and famous for a while, everyone does it. But 12 Years a Slave was too important to be transcended by this J-Law nonsense. As a comedy crime jaunt, 12 Years a Slave served its purpose, and with a few frivolous turns from some family favourites, it certainly goes down as a success story. We shouldn’t mess about though.

If the Baftas end up serving as a reliable bellwether for rhe Oscars come March 2nd, then it might be finally time to drop the awards scene for good. What’s the point when the quality of film making and acting is overlooked by media popularity.


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Josh Pickup

"But hey, think about this: is Jennifer Lawrence overrated?" - um no. did you see silver linings playbook? She is the best actress to come out of hollywood for decades. It's so incredibly cliche to write an article portraying a popular figure in a negative light only a short time after you probably heaped praise on her. Yes it's a classic media move. But only by those with low levels of intelligence.

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lupina87

First of all, Jennifer is not winning EVERYTHING, she didn't win the SAG and the Critics Choice so thibk about what you said. Second of all, this article is so immature and looks like Perez Hilton wrote it, Ms. Jennifer Lawrence has been working so hard and she also did a great job in American Hustle, I'm sorry if you can't see that. Lupita is amazing too, but the people who voted saw somethng in Jennifer's character that liked the most. Why don't you ask them? Let Jennifer alone, she's a great actress and people is starting to act like shit because she's winning. It's not her fault to be talented.

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Andrea Lopez

Jennifer is very deserving of any award she receives for American Hustle. Yes Lupita did a great job, but we felt more for the actions taken against Pasty, as we would any person being brutally mistreated. But we had more feeling for Rosalyn, meaning we couldn't fix on just one feeling. Jennifer made us love, laugh and say "shut up Rosalyn" all at the same time. And at 23-years-old I think if you have the talent to bring this to the table more than once, then you are more than worthy to receive awards galore!!!

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Manam Msk

get a life hater! she deserves it! Ps she didn't win SAG and CRITICS CHOICE

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Manam Msk

get a life hater! She deserves whatever she gets!

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