Despite a good amount of recent experience with winning awards, Jennifer Lawrence nervously dealt out thanks after collecting her Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Thankfully, however, this time she didn’t fall down on her way to the stage.
Lawrence was quick to thank David O. Russell, who directed her in both “American Hustle” and “Silver Linings Playbook,” with a story about how she first encountered his work.
“Years ago, I watched a movie called ‘I Heart Huckabees,’ and I was so in awe and floored by this completely unchartered humor,” she said. “So I googled who made it, and I saw that it was the same director from ‘Three Kings’ and ‘Flirting with Disaster’ and ‘Spanking the Monkey.’ I thought that this is the most brilliant man in every single way. And to think by some weird twist of fate that that’s the same man who made my career what it is is so weird and wonderful. Thank you.”
The high caliber of films and performances this year has already been a hot topic in the show, and Lawrence made sure to shout out the other nominees.
“I actually did watch all of the movies this year. Not all of them, but you know what I mean,” she said. “I can say the women this year, it’s such an honor to be nominated with you. I don’t know why it’s so terrifying. It’s obviously a good thing. I don’t know why I’m so scared. I’m sorry, but you guys were so incredible and unforgettable.”
And true to her reputation, Lawrence finished with a quick jab at herself. “I’m sorry I’m shaking so much,” she said. “Don’t ever do this again.” But after winning two years in a row, we have a feeling that she’ll be doing a lot more of this whole accepting awards thing for years to come.