Jennifer Lawrence is no stranger to the glamorous Golden Globes event. Within the first ten minutes of the program, Lawrence was named Best Supporting Actress for her role in American Hustle, represented in the Comedy or Musical category.
The 2013 film is based on the Abscam FBI sting operation that took place during the late 1970’s into the early 1980’s. An FBI agent heads the operation by forcing two con artists to conduct the sting on wayward politicians. Director David O. Russell received nomination for Best Director.
Jennifer Lawrence plays the wife of one of the con artists in the comedy-drama. Lawrence gets thumbs up for her performance alongside Christian Bale, who also gets the nod for Best Actor nominee. Her character as Rosalyn Rosenfeld, is as wildly unpredictable as she is relentless in her efforts to stay married to Irving Rosenfeld.
23-year-old Lawrence was shaking as she held the trophy and declared, “I don’t know why I’m so nervous!” The star has taken the Golden Globes stage before, clinching the Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical category for Silver Linings Playbook last year. The Hunger Games actress claims a total of three nominations on top of her acting career so far.
American Hustle was pitted against four other contenders for Best Supporting Actress. Lawrence took the gold over:
-Julia Roberts in August: Osage County
-June Squibb in Nebraska
-Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years A Slave
-Sally Hawkins in Blue Jasmine
American Hustle was nominated seven times. This is the highest number of the night, but 12 Years a Slave also shares the spotlight with seven nominations. American Hustle named nominees in the following categories:
-Best Picture – Musical or Comedy
-Amy Adams for Best Actress – Musical or Comedy
-Jennifer Lawrence for Best Supporting Actress- Musical or Comedy
-Christian Bale for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy
-Bradley Cooper for Best Supporting Actor
-David O. Russell for Best Director
-Russell and Eric Warren Singer for Best Screenplay
After Lawrence took home the first big award, an attention-grabbing moment took the limelight. Jacquline Bisset got a bleep for slipping out an expletive. The long-time actress expressed gratitude and excitement, exclaiming “sh–” somewhere in between. 69-year-old Bisset received accolades as Best Supporting Actress for her role in Dancing on the Edge, falling into the category of series, mini-series, or TV movie.
Another highlight of the night stemmed from U2’s Bono and Edge. The musical talent claimed the trophy for Best Original Song- Motion Picture. The rock band gave a heart-felt tribute to the memory of Nelson Mandela. The song was on the soundtrack of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
The Golden Globes Awards marked its 71st annual gala. The event commenced at the Los Angeles Beverly Hilton Hotel. Funny gals Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were asked for another round of award hosting. This is the duo’s second year entertaining millions of television watchers.
“We are hosting the Golden Globes for our second time, because this is Hollywood and if something works they’ll keep doing it until everyone hates it,”said Fey.
By Teria Seah