After The Oscars

It’s okay, people. It’s okay.

There’s a lot of us bumming out because Jennifer Lawrence didn’t win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in American Hustle. The award went to Lupita Nyong’o from 12 Years A Slave, who gave a really wonderful, stirring acceptance speech. Shortly after, Twitter broke. The world had THAT many Oscar feels just then.

Get it, gurl!

Get it, gurl!

While we’re a bit bummed, Lupita also gave a stunning performance and either way, it’s not the end of the world. In case you’re hopes are so squashed that you’re forgetting that, here’s why:

1) No one’s career is over.
Nothing is ever decided by an Oscar win. As much as everyone wants to win, it won’t ruin careers. Hell, there are some great movies and performances that don’t even get nominated. Despite not winning, she got herself a huge recognition. She’s got plenty of roles lined up. She’ll still get all sorts of movie offers after this. So why are people worried again?

2) Jennifer Lawrence is still Jenny from the… stables?
She grew up with horses, right? We’re not just making the up? ANYWAY, losing out this year won’t make her less perky or less lovable. It certainly won’t make any any less talented! And she’s still Katniss. Freaking. Everdeen. We just can’t see a thing like this sucking the life out of her. Girl knows a thing or two about real life priorities, from what we’ve seen.

3) Other movies.

East of Eden, anyone? How about rumors of another with David O. Russell (who comes off as somewhat creepily obsessed with her, but WHATEV)? Those will probably get some love from the awards world. And frankly, we don’t need all her films to be Oscar nominated. We will see them anyway.

4) We still got to see Jen looking fab on the red carpet.
Damn, that girl can rock a dress AND a hairstyle that’s questionable on most people!

So rock the good vibes, Jen! You’ve earned ’em, girl! Don’t mind any downers, we’re just busy living vicariously through movie stars.

Much Love,
The Girl With The Pearl

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4 comments

  1. Even though I was more impressed with her performance than with Lupita’s (I haven’t seen the other nominees’ movies yet), I was actually hoping for Jen to lose since the nominations came out. I was really afraid that, if she won, it would cause a surge of hate of the “not her again” kind, and that parts of the public and the media would start to turn against her.

  2. Honestly I think Jennifer was happier for it. I think her not doing the whole campaigning thing was partly her choice, and not just because of the MJ schedule. It would’ve been a tough act to follow up two Oscars at 23, so to all the fans who somehow feel bummed about this all I can say is: don’t be. This could be the better outcome on the long run.

    For the record, my choice nominee in this bunch would’ve been Sally Hawkins, but I knew that that wasn’t going to happen, and I’m okay with Lupita’s win. 🙂

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