BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Jennifer Lawrence, 'Silver Linings Playbook'
For a film that seemed, at a glance, exactly what you’d expect it to be, people keep leaving 'Silver Linings Playbook' with remarkable word-of-mouth. A huge percentage of that praise goes to Jennifer Lawrence for her incredibly strong performance as a neurotic young widow. Fresh off her success with 'The Hunger Games', it’d be easy to dismiss Lawrence as another teen-skewed actress, but her hugely acclaimed showing in David O. Russell’s romantic comedy cements her as the real deal. Chances of winning: Quite high
Source: The Weinstein Company