Watch: JLaw Takes A Tumble… As She Climbs To Oscar Glory
Upon hearing her name announced as the Best Actress winner at the 2013 Academy Awards, a stunned and speechless Jennifer Lawrence rushed to the stage to accept her award — only to take a tumble. But as the crowd came to their feet, she was graceful as ever.
“You guys are only standing up because you feel bad that I fell, that’s so embarrassing. Thank you,” she joked once she took the mic.
The 22-year-old, who won for her role as Tiffany in Silver Linings Playbook, tripped on the hem of her Dior Haute Couture gown while walking up the stairs to the podium.
[inlinecmp pos=”left” id=”0″ type=”14433112:0″]Just as Lawrence had regained her composure, Hugh Jackman — who lost to Daniel Day-Lewis in the Best Actor category moments later — rushed to aid the fallen actress.
Lawrence had made many memorable speeches during this awards season: when she won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes in January, she gleefully announced “I beat Meryl [Streep],” a reference to The First Wives Club.
After winning at the Screen Actors Guild award, Lawrence spoke of her first acting gig on a commercial for the MTV’s My Super Sweet 16.
This was Lawrence’s second Academy Award nomination. She previously received a nod in 2011 for A Winter’s Bone.
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