BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE â€“ COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Jennifer Lawrence, 'Silver Linings Playbook'
For a film that seemed, at a glance, exactly what youâ€™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', itâ€™d be easy to dismiss Lawrence as another teen-skewed actress, but her hugely acclaimed showing in David O. Russellâ€™s romantic comedy cements her as the real deal. Chances of winning: Quite high
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