Jennifer Lawrence is so happy she lost the Oscar, ‘she’s very aware of the backlash’

Jennifer Lawrence

I’ve been forecasting this situation for months. Let’s just say I was extremely happy to see Jennifer Lawrence lose the Best Supporting Actress Oscar to Lupita Nyong’o. For awhile, I wanted Lupita to win because I feared for Jennifer Lawrence if she won a second round. Then I watched 12 Years a Slave and realized that Lupita truly gave the most magnificent performance of those nominated. You guys know I love JLaw until the end of time, but this truly is Lupita’s time. No one was happier for this outcome than Jennifer Lawrence herself.

The backlash against JLaw is already churning steadily, but it would have reached a fever pitch if she’d have taken home the Oscar this year. She knows. This is why she chose an understated dress after skipping much of awards season. She played the anti-game, and it worked out in her favor. JLaw is a smart cookie (who loves cookies) and anticipated the backlash half a year ago. She sat next to David Letterman and adorably told him that not everyone likes her. She knows this is part of being an “It Girl” and wishes women didn’t take down women. Now JLaw’s farting a sigh of relief because (as Radar says) she didn’t want the same fate as Anne Hathaway:

Nobody likes to lose, but ‘It Girl’ Jennifer Lawrence was relieved she didn’t win a second Academy Award on Sunday night for her role in American Hustle, a source exclusively tells RadarOnline.com, because the actress doesn’t want to end up with the same backlash pal Anne Hathaway endured as her star skyrocketed!

According to a pal close to the Hunger Games star, after her big win (and tumble!) last year at the Oscars, J-Law became so in demand that before the awards this year she expressed her hope that the loses so she could avoid over-exposure.

“Jennifer said she was so relieved she didn’t win because she didn’t want to go through what Anne Hathaway experienced,” the pal told Radar. “She’s very aware that the backlash is already coming anyway.”

“And it wasn’t in a mean way, she was sort of joking because her and Anne are actually friends,” the source added. “But she just knew that if she won the Oscar again it’d be like a target on her back.”

Jennifer “certainly wasn’t throwing shade, more so acknowledging the fact that it’s the new standard of backlash…what Anne went through,” the source told Radar.

“Jen was just so happy she didn’t have to do any of the press. She just wanted to drink and celebrate!”

But the friend tells Radar that in his opinion people were “over” Hathaway after she co-hosted the Academy Awards in 2011 and then won the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar in 2013 for Les Miserables,.

“There’s such thing as over-exposure and her name is Anne Hathaway,” the insider told Radar.

As Radar reported earlier this year, Hathaway says she “took a beating” after her Oscar win, forcing her to take a break from movies and the public eye.

“All of the elements came together in that moment. I don’t want to bring up a sore subject or anything 00 I think my publicist is probably like, ‘No, no no’ — but I had just taken a little bit of a beating from the Internet,” she confessed.

[From Radar Online]

Is this any shade against Anne? I don’t think so. Even Anne knows that Anne was too much during last awards season. If Jennifer would have won, I think the fallout would have been even worse than it was for Anne. JLaw wouldn’t have been able to go away for a year like Anne did. Jennifer has too many filming commitments in the coming months, and Mockingjay: Part One will be out in the fall. JLaw dodged a very mean bullet. The thing is … we’re still talking about her anyway. Success?

Jennifer Lawrence

Anne Hathaway

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  1. Lindy79 says:

    She seemed genuinely happy for Lupita and you could see her saying “wow what a good speech” or something similar.
    I like JLaw, I think knows Lupita deserved it and was happy to see it go to her.

    • fleur says:

      Actually, she was happy to see her career not going away.

      • Lily says:

        She was happy for both I believe. And she is right unfortunatly women always seem to like tearing other women down

      • lunchcoma says:

        I think she was happy for both too. JLaw seems like she’s pretty savvy underneath the clumsy Everywoman persona. She knew she’d get some backlash if she won, but I also think she’s smart enough to realize that 12 Years a Slave was a more important movie than the one she was in this year. She has an Oscar already and bright prospects ahead of her, so she has little need to be competitive.

    • LadySlippers says:

      I think Jennifer attempting to ‘steal’ Lupita’s Oscar also shows the comfort between the two women AND how Jennifer is okay poking fun of herself.

      Glad for both of them!

    • Mark says:

      Yes becuse she knew the camera was on her, she still wants the attention and ‘quirky’ praise you seen the way she was acting when was presenting. Talking to the crowd and ‘accidentally’ throwing out a ‘son of a’ when she couldn’t open the envelope. She’s just another actress playing the game.

    • Wiffie says:

      Jlaw is a great actress, but I also believe her excitement for Lupita is genuine. She knows firsthand what an amazing moment that is, and can be happy for someone who gets to experience that. Lupita was superb in her role and deserved the award, and if she undeservedly lost to jlaw, who already has haters, the haters would grow exponentially. I think Jennifer knew this, and was glad she fairly lost. Win for everyone.

      Also, in the hugging pic, it looks like Lupita’s train has its own bodyguard. Ha.

      • Mark says:

        ‘haters’ no people with different opinions. You can’t refer to everyone who disagrees with you has a hater, how will you survive in the real world.

      • Lou says:

        No, Mark, it’s haters in this case. If you dislike someone you’ve never met who has no influence on your life, you’re a hater. You can dislike politicians and evil bosses, because they influence your life, but Hollywood stars? No. They don’t do anything to do personally, they don’t even know you exist, they just make movies. To pretend you hate them because they have a “different opinion” to you? No. They’re actors. Be honest about it.

      • Wiffie says:

        @Mark, it’s practically the definition of haters. Read some comments on jlaw posts. “ugh. Hate this girl. So annoying. Go away. Blah blah blah. Can’t stand her.” This isn’t Justin our Lilo’s idea of haters (people who believe they need rehab/therapy) or the kind that really are just a different opinion. Nobody talks about jlaw’s opinions. They can’t stand her personality. I stand by my use of “hater”

  2. fleur says:

    She played the antigame yet still played the game. This girl has more game than talent and I wish she would just stop doing all this and focus on her characters because it seems as if she was recycling them.
    And I also hate David O. Russel so, yeah, I don’t like her by association.

    • Crank says:

      ‘More game than talent’? Really? I think you just need some pizza and go simmer down, this chick has some great talent. I’m not a big fan of David Russell either, but he knows how to make a movie, and she knows how to act in them.

      • fleur says:

        She has only played two characters in her career: Katniss and Tiffany. In all her movies. That’s the only thing she can do and the only thing she will do twenty years to come. Kind of like Clooney or Julia or Sandra.

      • Dani2 says:

        @Fleur just curious, which one of those did she play in Winter’s Bone?

      • M.A.F. says:

        @Dani2-i think one could agrue Katniss for Winter’s Bone but seeing how that role got her the Hunger Games their point is invalid. I still prefer that movie over the other ones she has done
        Don’t know about American Hustle. I’m not a Russell or Cooper fan so I might never see it.

      • fleur says:

        @Dani2 Katniss. Actually, the director said he wanted JLaw as soon as he saw her in WB because to him, she was just like Katniss.

      • Liv says:

        I keep repeating it: if you don’t like her, fine, go on and hate on her for things she says or does. But saying that she has no talent is just stupid and shows that you have no idea of acting and the film business.

      • StaCat1 says:

        When someone is successful..it’s only a matter before someone wants to take them down. Overexposure, jealousy, both? who knows why?

        I am not a David O’Russell fan either..i think he is phonier than most of the actors he employs…but gotta say..he is making movies and better movies than anyone on here. If someone doesn’t like Jennifer….don’t see her movies…or even look at posts about her on the internet? Why spend so much energy and time on someone you dislike…what does someone gain from that? Says more about the poster than subject, imo.

    • annie says:

      fleur
      you hate Jlaw its fine we get it. Just avoid her post you are being ridiculous.
      Anyway I hope the girl can get some rest now and stfu

      • T.C. says:

        Annie,

        Fleur has been seeking out every Jennifer Lawrence post for well over a year now to bash her. She can’t help her self, she’s negatively obsessed. LOL.

      • MOPine says:

        Fleur is entitled to her opinion. Sheesh! If she thinks Lawrence has little talent then let her think that. Just because she doesn’t agree with the majority here doesn’t mean she should quietly accept an opinion different from her own. I happen to enjoy Lawrence’s films (the two I have seen), but that’s my own optic.

      • She’s totally entitled to her opinion, but people are commenting on the prevailing hate-on.
        You can give your opinion once and move on, it doesn’t have to manifest itself as commenting on every post with all-consuming rage against a woman who is, let’s face it, fairly benign when all is said and done.

        Cuz that’s just weird.

      • Lou says:

        It’s creepy to go to every article about someone you dislike and repeatedly comment about how much you don’t like them. Why unleash that negativity onto the world? It’s making some commenters (like Fleur) look so bitter.

    • MisJes says:

      Ugh. I’m sorry, but I find the notion of disliking an actor because of their association with any particular director completely ridiculous and school yard.

      DOR may not be the nicest guy in the world, but he’s delivered some fantastic films, and Jennifer was fantastic in SLP and AH.

    • Kelly says:

      “This girl has more game than talent”

      I actually agree with this. I think her success is more down to her intelligence than her actual acting talent. She’s good but there are a lot of others who are as good or better, yet they’re nowhere near her fame and success level. It is all about how you play the game off-screen, in the end.

    • bns says:

      I agree, especially with the part about her playing the game by not playing the game. She would’ve loved to win another Oscar. They ALL want to win.

    • catsnaps says:

      Preach! O Russell – okay I’ll give him The Fighter (mostly because of Melissa Leo) and Three Kings, but what a hack. Maybe he got lucky with those two or maybe he got lazy and decided it was good enough to be a hit-maker. I found both SLP and Hustle wholly unoriginal and by-the-numbers. He was just lucky to have great actors.

      Okay Lawrence. She needs to do something DIFFERENT. She was fantastic in Winter’s Bone. I think she is a good actress, but I’m not sure yet that she is a GREAT actress. She has reached a point where she needs to expand and prove that she belongs up there with Amy Adams and Meryl Streep. She hasn’t done that yet.

      My irritation with Lawrence (and I think most people’s) isn’t really irritation with HER but with the rabid fandom and across-the-board praise. It’s all a little too much too soon. She’s proven that she has star power. She can sell a movie. But she needs to do more interesting and challenging work and show us she actually has the talent.

  3. Dani2 says:

    I have never seen someone look so relieved to not win an award lol. I can’t imagine what people’s reactions would have been had she won two years in a row. I’m so happy for them both, perfect scenario.

    • LadyMTL says:

      ITA, though I find it funny that people are *still* bashing JLAW even though she did nothing wrong, so to speak. It seems like the poor girl can’t win no matter what she does (or doesn’t do).

      • Jaderu says:

        There’s just some celebrities that are button pushers for some people. It doesn’t matter what they do or say, people will believe what they want about someone and nothing is going to change it.
        Jennifer could cure cancer and someone is gonna get all pissy in the comment section and say she did it for the publicity.
        I love the little shi*. (I’m using little shi* as a term of endearment) I think she’s a hoot and hope she keeps getting more successful and all her haters cringe each step of the way.

      • MisJes says:

        Completely on board with you, guys!

      • Dani2 says:

        @Jaderu Absolutlely agree but you know who fits the profile for that comment you made even better? Kristen Stewart. I don’t particularly like her, I think she’s positively one-note as an actress but the hate people seem to have for her is insane. Read comments on DListed and ONTD and this site to get a feel for what I’m saying.

      • annie says:

        Jaderu« I think she’s a hoot and hope she keeps getting more successful and all her haters cringe each step of the way ».
        Amen from your lips to god’s ears

      • Anna says:

        I disagree, I think some of the backlash began when some of her hypocrisy began to show.. Which is understandable when you give so many interviews but she literally just said ” we should ban calling people fat” then proceeded to call Christian Bale fat.. Plus it was around the time that Lupita started looking rather flawless on the red carpet and gave really uncontroversial interviews so in comparison people began to really love her.. And I think tumblr had a huge role in the backlash on Jennifer Lawrence.. Certain pages that point out “problematic” things that have been said by celebrities (like racist, homophobic, sexist, fatphobic, comments etc) are all gathered in one place and Jennifer’s page was one of the longest and most popular..
        I have to admit that her whole attitude that she’s the only Hollywood actress who eats is really annoying too

      • MisJes says:

        @dani2, I completely understand what you’re saying about KS. I stopped clicking on her posts a while back because I was genuinely uncomfortable at the intense vitriol people were spewing out. I recall a commenter who were expressed their wish that she’d drown herself. Actually wishing death on her, and others were laughing and +1ing it. Disgusting.

      • Crank says:

        AGREE. I say this on every JLaw post, and people need to read it: she has dealt with all the pressures of acting and being in the public and being ‘overexposed’ in such a classy way. Seriously, anyone else would be getting depressed or talking about how they need ‘me time’ or doing drugs and getting drunk as ever. This chick is still continuously working hard and doing her job. I see no wrong in her, and I’m not biased…I seriously think she’s one of the best people in Hollywood because SHE DOES HER FREAKING JOB. Rant over lol.

      • AnneSB says:

        @Jaderu, I couldn’t agree more with you.

  4. Jaderu says:

    Funny how the guys don’t get accused of being over exposed and they don’t have to take a break from the spotlight. Pretty sad when an actress has to hope and pray she DOESN’T win an Oscar.

    In any event, Lupita gave the best performance and I’m glad it didn’t get lost in all the Oscar promotions, campaigns and shenanigans.

    • dizzylucy says:

      I agree – I thought Leo’s campaign was not so dissimilar to Anne’s or Natalie Portman’s, but the reaction to it was different.

    • Really says:

      This!! I don’t think Jonah hill was relieved.

    • M says:

      This. Men receive a free pass. Look for Brad and Clooney a few years ago. They looked so desperate but nobody was talking about it.
      The same iwith this year. Matthew was in everywhere, his speeches showed he is full of himself, but people aren’t talking about it. If it were a woman, she would receive the worst.

      • Belle says:

        I don’t think this is true. I’ve heard quite a bit of bashing of Matthew M. for his ‘I’m my own hero’ speech!! LOL

        If there is any sort of free pass for the men, it is hardly their fault. It is women that do the bashing, for the most part. If woman are not equal opportunity bashers, then who is to blame for that?

        Sadly, women are quick to treat each other badly… can’t blame the guys for that.

    • Littles says:

      An ambitious woman is still tabboo, apparently. At least in Hollywood. Can’t want it too much; that’s unattractive, apparently. Supposed to save that for her future husband and all those babies, right?

    • Mark says:

      It’s the women who are bashing other women for their campaign just look at the commenters on this site, so you can’ act like it’s this Patriarchal system keeping the females down when it’s women bashing each other to shit on this site….look at at the shailene woodley post.

      • Jaderu says:

        I can’t speak for anyone else, but I was not blaming it on a patriarchal system. I was speaking from the observation of where we are now. A comment section of a gossip blog. I am very aware that women are sometimes nastier and meaner toward other women. I’m even guilty of doing it myself. However, Jennifer has done nothing to warrant the hate other than being goofy and having a case of TMI with her mouth.
        My original point was not many here are giving the men in Hollywood the same amount of shit. Hiddleston acts EXACTLY like JLaw and he gets showered with love, kisses, rainbows, and slobber.

      • Mark says:

        @Jaderu No one is being mean some people just don’t like her and some people thinks she tries to hard but because the ‘jlawlers’ are more loyal than muslims they think everyone who doesn’t love her is being mean when people are just saying they’re not keen on her attention seeking ways.

        @StaCat1 Can’t see a reply button…….Most actresses sign deals with fashion labels thats why they get asked these questions. It’s not sexism it’s a part of their job, it’s like them complaining about being asked about their movie they’re getting paid for it, shut the hell up and answer the question. Also being goofy and outspoken isn’t good it’s annoying for men and women if you met a non-celebrity who acted like jennifer lawrence you’d tell her to leave you alone.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        @Jaderu
        I can stand JLaw a lot more than I can stand Hiddleston. For me, there’s a ton more factors beyond whether or not they’re men or women. Jennifer is in her early twenties–I would expect her to be a lot goofier in interviews that a 30 something year old man (Hiddleston). So that’s a mark against him. And also–I’m not particularly interested in him–I read his posts but rarely comment–good or bad, so I don’t really know all the latest on him. He doesn’t particularly interest me–positively or negatively.

        Like with Mathew M….I’m not interested in him at all. So I know I’m not going to watch his stupid speech, that I heard sounded rambly. I’m not going to comment on him, even though he was/is a lot more annoying than Anne…at least her speeches were coherent.

      • Dani2 says:

        @Mark “jlawlers (what a lame name btw) are more loyal than Muslims” most unnecessary comment in this entire thread.

      • Lou says:

        Mark, if you’re going to comment, try not to insult entire religions of people. The Muslim comment was totally out of line. Grow up or go away.

      • K says:

        @Mark, a few comments up you lectured someone for saying people who disliked JLaw were “haters”. You opined that they must struggle to cope in the real world if they can’t handle diverse perspectives. Yet here, you call anyone who likes her a “Jlawler” and sneer at their views, saying they’re “more loyal than Muslims” (not a problem-free remark on its own terms, IMO). Can you see the contradiction?

        I’m not even going to get into the argument that sexism isn’t an issue in Hollywood or the wider world. People supported the claim that women struggle with harsher expectations well here, but you only have to look at the demographics of Oscar voters to know that’s true. Or, you know, legislators, senior roles in the judicial system, all forms of media, or CEOs and senior execs in Fortune 500 companies. It’s still a sexist world – why on earth would Hollywood be exempt?

    • StaCat1 says:

      STRONGLY AGREE!!
      The double standards on how women are treated and men are in public life is nauseating. Buzzfeed had an amazing video of a reporter asking Kevin Spacey questions that are asked of actresses…Spacey is awesome at how ridiculous the questions are but it makes a GREAT point.

      men get more focus on their work/talent/achievements. Women get the focus of their looks/what they are wearing.

      And when men are goofy and outspoken and loud- they DO NOT get the vitriol that women do. So it says MUCH more about us than them.

    • Kelly says:

      Agreed, women behaving like men do get more backlash than men behaving in the same manner – the endless joking commentary and loud behavior from a woman vs. a man. A woman is funny then annoying and bitchy real fast, while a man remains charming and fun.
      Admittedly, men seem to be better at pulling it off than most women are. When men campaign they balance the humble-braging with the humor attention-seeking. Women are more obvious at it and thus they seem more desperate and fake. They don’t know when to just stop and shut up. You don’t need to say something funny/”humble”/polite every single time. Sometimes silence and a simple thank you is enough. When you overdo it, that’s when it becomes obnoxious and the backlash starts.
      Jennifer has now overdone it. Her funny remarks were entertaining at first, but now it’s becoming like she can’t say a single sentence without trying to be funny and the wittiest person in the room. Jesus, relax, you don’t need to entertain and be a “smartass” every single second. That’s why people are getting sick of her.
      We got it, she’s “down-to-earth” and “witty”. She always has a smart response. ALWAYS. That’s one too many responses. Even Jack Nicholson contains his remarks to a couple a year, not a couple a day.

      • Wiffie says:

        Oh honey…. You embody the person of whom you speak. Yes, women get more backlash. And it’s been true for generations that aggressive woman is a bitch, aggressive man is a go-getter.

        But to then take it all back 60 years with the generalized across the board “men are better at hiding it, women are too obvious” crap? Good God. The entire point is that the same words from a woman’s mouth are perceived and taken differently because they’re coming from her mouth. Please, don’t make the obvious mistake

  5. InvaderTak says:

    I think cate blanchett is getting more backlash than Jennifer. Which is interesting.

    • fleur says:

      Cate never presented herself as a humble/likeable person, more so like icy and as someone who speaks her mind no matter what so now the she’s got a lot of coverage people are discovering more of her and they don’t like it.

      • FLORC says:

        fleur
        Cate often presented herself in such a way as to come off likable and humble. Just read any of her interviews where she talks about day to day life or her beauty regimen. She’s practically screaming “I’m down to earth!”.

        Then more came out about how out of touch she is and it overcasted an image she worked hard for. Go back a few months on this site. It was heavy with Cate coming off very low key and humble in interviews.

      • fleur says:

        Cate has been around for more than a couple moths, you know. She probably hustled hard for the Oscar but she’s always been like this. When she went to that show I dont remember the name now, she was asked why Woody chose her and she was like “BECAUSE I’M FABULOUS!!!” (she actually said that). That was SO Cate and I loved it but any other person, and that was a backlash.

      • mercy says:

        I like Cate, but I’ve never bought her modesty act. She’s good and she knows it. People who knew her when and were there for her rise to stardom confirmed this for me a few years ago. At least she has the goods to back it up. Many have the ego without the talent or smarts.

      • TC says:

        Cate is a damn good actress. One of the best. And Cate has always be Cate. She tells it like it is. She’s never tried to be likeable or politically correct. She’s never needed to be the center of attention. Hell, she lives in Australia for goodness sake, not LA!! So I don’t see any Blanchett backlash whatsoever, because she’s ALWAYS presented herself as who she is.

      • FLORC says:

        fleur
        I’m well aware Cate has existed in the public eye for more than a few months. I only cited that length of time as a point of reference should you choose to seek confirmation of my post claims.

        Bottom line here. You said in your top post “Cate never presented herself as a humble/likable person”. I’m saying that’s not true. Just look back a few months and read several articles where she pushes a down to earth and humble image.
        You claimed she never has. I’m telling you there’s strong evidence if not proof positive she has. That’s all i’m getting at here.

    • bns says:

      It all started with the Woody Allen scandal.

    • Violet says:

      I dont know why some people are criticizing Blanchett that much. I mean she has not do anything wrong and the people that are giving her hard time about the Woody Allen scandal are utterly misguided as she has not relation whatsoever to that at all. Then I dont understand why some are mistaking that she is out of touch when it is the contrary. She is super down to earth, even so when this award season people have praised her she rapidly changes topic or becomes embarrassed. It is true that she has always had a dry sense of humor and that may rub people in the wrong way, but she’s been this way forever and I don’t know why they are giving her a hard time.

  6. Vivian says:

    LOLOL, that picture of Anne and JLaw describes them so perfectly; who can make the most obnoxious grin? I think Anne won.

  7. Karen says:

    I didn’t care for her comment when she came on to present: “What? What are you looking at?” or something to that effect. Without context for the home viewer, it came off as snarky.

  8. Abby says:

    something about this girl puts me off……like everything she does screams fake to me. Even Leto said this about her

    “You know, I’m starting to wonder if this is a bit of an act,” he told Billy Bush of the actress’ less-than-graceful red carpet moment.

    again just my opinion on her before anyone jumps on me for being a hater.

    • fleur says:

      No matter what you say about her, people will say you’re a hater. EDIT to say that her posts get even more entertaining because of it, honestly. You shouldn’t leave this place until it reaches 100 comments.

    • FLORC says:

      Leto is horrible. I’ve let it be known here I dislike Leto on a personal and professional level. So, take any comments he makes with a lot of salt. In person he’s worse than Franco.

      fleur
      Not true.

    • ScrewStewrat99 says:

      I agree with you. She’s playing the hollywood game and she’s good at it, but I find her to be annoying and fake. She doesn’t come off as a genuine person to me, at all. I don’t know about her talent because I’ve only seen her in the Hunger Games and I like her in those movies, but in her interviews I feel like she’s still acting and she doesn’t show her true self. She’s always acting and it bugs me.

    • StaCat1 says:

      That quote is RICH coming from Leto. He is the epitome of class, modesty and grace (yes that is sarcasm). I have met him a couple times…talk about an it all being an act- and not an impressive one.

      • don't kill me i'm french says:

        i was at his concert at Paris recently with my niece and one of her teen friend who had won a meet and greet with the band.She waited Leto 2 hours and he was mean with her.She’s a 14 years old french teen who talks badly English and he made fun of her ( but his band was nice with her)

  9. dizzylucy says:

    I didn’t think her relief had anything to do with Anne Hathaway-like backlash, but more about not wanting to pull an upset over Lupita the woman every adores and was rooting for. No one wants to win and then hear nothing about the other person being robbed. It’d be more like Goop backlash than Anne.
    I don’t recall anyone else being a front runner with Anne, or people thinking she won someone else’s Oscar, but she was just so damn eager and desperate for it, that’s what turned people off.
    I give her credit for recognizing it and keeping a low profile afterwards though.

  10. A Different Kate says:

    I do not understand the hate for JLaw, particularly on this site, but so be it. To each his own. As for Hathaway, the girl does herself no favors. When she presented the award for best supporting actor, her recitation of the names of the nominees was so obnoxiously dramatic. The girl is way way way too try hard and it is annoying as hell.

  11. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I don’t think the backlash against Anne Hathaway was because she was successful. I think it was because she was so desperately campaigning for the oscar that you wanted to vomit.

    And, as fleur says above, sometimes when an actor becomes more exposed, you find out things about them that you don’t like.

    • FLORC says:

      +1 GoodNames!
      Anne was so OTT and in your face. Her personal life info was very much on lockdown so she was just talking about herself and nothing else for what seemed like ages!

    • Sam says:

      I really don’t understand the hate towards Anne H. What she did last year was mild compared to what Lupita N did this year. That girl was absolutely everywhere, fake humbled every speech and never forgot tomention Yale. Anne or anybody else would have been crucified had the written I WON!! On Twitter as Lupita did.

      • StaCat1 says:

        Lupita is loved now..but give it time. The masses always turn. It’s the way of the internet universe…..just give it time.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I guess we just read them both differently. I found Anne nauseating, with her fawning and fake humble shucks, me again?!? Exposing herself top and bottom “accidentally,” and heaven knows what all.

        I don’t find Lupita fake at all, nor do I find it fake to be thrilled when you win an oscar.

        I do find it a teensy bit annoying that she mentioned going to Yale so much, I’ll give you that if you will admit that Anne H wears goony hats. Lol

      • Lou says:

        It’ll be interesting to see how people respond to Lupita over the next couple of years. They’ll get sick of her too, but she’s got no upcoming projects, so it might take a bit longer than it took with Jennifer.

        I love them both. It shouldn’t have to be a choice.

  12. Penelope says:

    Anne Hathaway simped and cloyed her way through the awards season and deserved every ounce of backlash she got. I still can’t stand seeing her phony mug anywhere because of how utterly fake she was,

  13. Jackson says:

    Backlash maybe, but also the little fact that she did not deserve this Oscar.

  14. TrustMeOnThis says:

    “Her and Anne ?” Your source sounds functionally illiterate.

  15. louise sawyer says:

    I have to agree w Jaderu’s comment.
    The Anne H and JLaw situations have a tad of a “Don’t these little women dare to ever become all too succesful” vibe. – Just my opinion.
    Besides: Jennifer Lawrence comes across as a very strong, yet playful and smart young woman, while doing her job (which, for heaven’s sake, also includes some self marketing). And yet, even though people call for “strong, independent, self aware and smart women” and good female role models she gets labelled as “obnoxious”. I don’t get it…

    • nk868 says:

      yeah also can we remember she’s like 23 years old or somewhere around there? CTFD peeps!

    • phlyfiremama says:

      Well said. Why oh why can’t we culturally accept that women CAN be all things~smart, funny, talented, successful, accessible, and REAL~and instead keep insisting that the artificial shackles of “keeping women in their place” is a valid paradigm? She would get backlash if she WON the Oscar, now she is facing criticism and backlash for NOT winning it and being graceful about it. She will never win with some people~EVER~so she just keeps on pushing through. With an amazing sense of humor, great wit, unaffected enthusiasm, and the ability to laugh at herself and with others.

      • CC says:

        +1 Do you REALLY think she even needed this win? Why would she want the backlash when she won already for a leading role instead of a supporting role? I have a hunch she was well aware Lupita’s performance was deserving of the prize.

        I refuse to use the “all women are bitter hags at heart” mentality.

      • Lou says:

        Well said, phlyfiremama. It’s always women who get this backlash. It’s so tiring to watch. It makes me sad watching people act as this hive mind. Jennifer saw it coming. I just hope it passes soon.

    • nic says:

      I couldn’t have said it better myself. Your comment is spot on.

  16. Sandra says:

    Good for J Law! She played the season well, didn’t want to win and was totally thrilled when she lost.

    As for all these people who are complaining because of how she presented best actor: she was responding to people who were interacting with her. Honestly, chill out. Jesus. How do some people find the time to get so pissed off about such stupid things, I will never know.

  17. Emma - the JP Lover says:

    “The backlash against JLaw is already churning steadily, but it would have reached a fever pitch if she’d have taken home the Oscar this year.”

    (Blinks) What backlash?

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      Sorry, Moderator! I got timed out after taking a phone call. (Blush) Here is my full post.

      “The backlash against JLaw is already churning steadily, but it would have reached a fever pitch if she’d have taken home the Oscar this year.”

      (Blinks) What backlash?

      And I personally believe Anne Hathaway’s ‘backlash’ was deliberately engineered for the sake of tabloid news. I remember being surprised when I read how desperate Anne was to win her Oscar, and how smug she’d become after winning, and how nobody liked her any more. I haven’t seen one change in Anne Hathawy and her Oscar ‘promotion’ for “Les Misérables” was ‘nothing’ like her promotion when she got the Best Actress Oscar nomination for “Rachel Getting Married.”

      • Nick says:

        Thank you. Just look at this site for example. Not only is the writer pro-Jen but the article cited is carefully worded to make JLaw out like she’s some perfect angel, it seems like it was written by her PR.

        Not to mention her stans practically live on here. Just look at the comments, every anti JLaw comment has at least one person responding to come to her defense. Yet there was a backlash? Riiigght

      • CC says:

        Seems more like a Diana-Fergie thing. The “angel” and the “tramp/biotch”. Tabloids had to make one the villain. Funny they didn’t or don’t do that to the princes, or the various male oscar nominees.

  18. Sandra says:

    How exactly did she campaign? She did literally nothing to campaign other than her contractually and professional obligations.

    If she didn’t show up you would be complaining about how unprofessional she was to not show up for something she was nominated for.

    Like the BAFTAS, she didn’t go, and I read hundreds of comments like yours saying it was so ungrateful.

    Seriously, what is it you want from her? I’m curious.

    • Dani2 says:

      I’m a J Law fan that will happily admit when she’s doing something problematic. However, majority of the things people are bringing up in this thread as issues are just because they don’t like her. It’s that simple.

    • Rice says:

      @Sandra – This is an honest question to you with no snark or sarcasm whatsoever. Do you really believe that Jen did not “campaign”? Do you really believe that she didn’t want to win that Oscar, or any other? I won’t let any actor/actress fool me. They ALL want to get nominated and win. I think Jen, and her team, started off wanting it, badly. Had she won, she would have created history. But then her team saw the creeping backlash and pulled her back. Her excellent PR team made a double play – 1) Pull back, 2) Throw support behind someone else.

    • Liv says:

      Rice, I don’t know if she wanted to win the Oscar at the beginning, but I doubt it. And she definitely didn’t campaigned this time. She fulfilled her duties (press for American Hustle) and disappeared for the rest of the time – she didn’t even go to the BAFTAs! Look at Anne’s or Natalie’s campaigning – that’s a huge difference to Jennifer’s behavior during the past few months.

    • bns says:

      @Sandra

      You’re naive if you think that absolutely no campaigning was done on JLaw’s part. Actors don’t have to physically be there to campaign. I remember Lainey saying that Nicole Kidman campaigned for Rabbit Hole via Skype. JLaw also had David O. Russell doing rounds for her.

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      she gave some interviews after Bafta because the rumor said Lupita was doing an upset

  19. Deedee says:

    Haters will hate, but they should take the time to do an online search for Andy Strunk and for St. Mary’s Center in Louisville. Years ago, she babysat for friends of mine. She is who she is. It’s obvious that she and Lupita became friends during the awards season. She had a genuine smile and yelled “Lupita!” when her friend won the Oscar. I agree with another poster, that if she were a man, you wouldn’t see so many people try to tear her down for her success and talent.

  20. mercy says:

    Well that makes two of us. It was Lupita’s year. But any backlash against Jennifer probably won’t have much staying power.

  21. Adrien says:

    I prefer her performance in AH than her performance in SLP. She’s too young to play Tiffany.

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      she was too young to act Rosalyn also but she was more at ease and her colleagues helped her much

    • FLORC says:

      She won because she deserved to win although imo not for that role. Sometimes 2 actors come out with great films, but only 1 can win. The other will continue to make great films and at some point the academy will award them the oscar. Think back to how many great actors won for sub par roles , but had an amazing performance that didn’t win a few years or so back.

  22. Olivia says:

    I do wonder what other actors think about jennlaw. I saw where Jared said “I am beginning to think this is an act” when asked about her falling down. Btw, how many actresses have actually fallen down on a red carpet or going to recieve an award. I googled and all I could find was Jennifer L. Plus, her THG costar, Julianne Moore was heaping praise on lupita as the best young actress to come around in a while. Item there was Amy A who when asked about jennLaw said she prefered not to talk about her costars? Really? I think I have heard her talk about plenty of her costars.

    I think jennlaw is really talented but I think her constant need to be noticed is grating. She seems to lack any sincerity. I am sure she is glad she didn’t win because she can’t even remember where she put her first award for her silly job.

    • Rachel says:

      Julianne Moore on Jlaw:
      “Apart from anything else, I got to work with Jennifer Lawrence. She’s a lovely girl. I know people often say things like that in interviews, but she really is. While she may be young, she doesn’t feel at all precocious. Instead, she’s smart and funny and terrific at connecting with people. She just blew me away.”

      Btw she has repeatedly said her oscar is at her parent’s house

    • dizzylucy says:

      I saw Amy heap a lot of praise on Jennifer during the media coverage of AH, and vice versa. They seemed to get along quite well.
      You might be thinking of Mila Kunis (I think), who said she didn’t want to discuss her in that context?

    • maggy says:

      Olivia
      Amy adams said to chelsea handler that jennifer is the most awsome girl ever and she is so cute that she couldnt resist kissing her. Jared leto is a douchebag and has no manner dont give him credits

    • Sam says:

      Olivia. That Julianne Moore comment on Lupita is a fake. Someone just made it up on imdb.

    • Leah says:

      @Olivia Do you think Jared is the one to trust about peoples character? Doubtful. The man is best friends with Uncle Terry and dated Paris Hilton and various famewhores. He strikes me as a douche, and should not be talking about an act. The way he acted during the oscar campaign did not strike me as anymore genuine, it was like he was putting on this nice conscientious image when he is known to hang around with self obsessed vacant hollywood and fashion types. So not the right person to quote about sincerity.
      That said i am not a huge fan of Jlaw, i do feel she has been over exposed though. I think she has talent but needs to get out of the franchises to develop her talent.

    • Ducky La Rue says:

      @Olivia – “Btw, how many actresses have actually fallen down on a red carpet or going to recieve an award. I googled and all I could find was Jennifer L.”

      Barbra Streisand also tripped up the stairs, going to get her Best Actress Oscar for “Funny Girl” in 1968. That’s the only one I know of. :)

  23. salma says:

    She didn’t deserve to win not this year nor the last one.

  24. Talie says:

    If you look at the playback — Jennifer and Lupita were the most tense before Christoph read the name but for two very different reasons!

    I do think it’s unfair that she would get backlash simply because people voted for her — it’s not her fault!

  25. booger says:

    whoops commented in wrong place

  26. msw says:

    I don’t get the hate for either AH or JL. Its odd to me. If you think they’re overexposed, skip the posts about them, and the films. Honestly, I don’t even know who a lot of the people are on the front page of CB every day.

  27. Naomi says:

    No shade at Jennifer Lawrence. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out that five or six months of heavy media coverage is going to cause a backlash. That has nothing to do with the merits of her abilities or the fact that she seems to be a genuinely likeable person. The media and her management team and the requirements of her contracts required that she publicize her projects. As it became apparent she was a serious Oscar contender of course those entities are going to push for her to be as out in our faces as possible. I’m sure she is relieved not to have to go through that again so soon. It has always appeared to me that she tried to fulfill her many, many obligations as gracefully as possible.

  28. Kelly says:

    Oh God I’ve just realized Lawrence is the younger version of Emma Thompson. Another actress I appreciate for her talent but who I dislike intensely for her offscreen persona and comments. Oh no not another one….

  29. tracy says:

    I do believe JL was happy for her fellow actress, she can be slightly grating for non-fans or a casual fan. She talks just a bit too much about body issues. Not a big, big fan, so it seems like every article and interview, that I saw, she was talking about her weight, her love of food. She wants to ban the word fat, then calls someone else fat. To someone who does not follow her closely, she can seem slightly less than genuine. She is either to “practiced” and “coached” “cutesy” or she has body issues.

  30. Marianne says:

    I feel bad for Jennifer that she’s getting so much backlash now. And most likely just because she did a couple of franchises and therefore was “everywhere”. If she falls down, then she’s doing it on purpose. If she smiles for Lupita and gives her a hug, then that’s all for show. She says to someone off camera “Why are you laughing” and all of sudden she is making everything about her. But apparently its totally ok for Emma Thompson to act/be drunk at every award show. For Kevin Spacey to make fun of the back-up singer who won for the documentary. Etc. I bet if she had also danced with Pharrell that night, she would have been making it about herself.

    It’s just silly. Whether or not you think she is talented….its not like she killed a puppy. Let it go, people. She’s not a terrible person.

  31. CC says:

    She didn’t campaign. She simply showed up when she was expected to. She didn’t go around giving interviews left and right like last year. Was she supposed to be a hermit and/or look like she didn’t give a crap wen people knew she was available to attend?

  32. maggyy says:

    “You guys know I love JLaw until the end of time“ me too Bedhead that is why i love you

  33. hownowbrowncow says:

    Best acting she ever did was during the scene in Hunger Games where she was unconscious as she was lifted out of the game

  34. brionne says:

    It’s kinda weird that it’s assumed Jennifer would win if not for Lupita.

  35. DJohnson says:

    Jennifer Lawrence is a very good actress. Please remember she is only 23 years old. She did a great job with American Hustle, Silver Linings, and the Hunger Games. That is very accomplished for someone her age. Maturity comes with age and experience. Jennifer is to be admired for how she has handled herself. Lupita is a very good actress as well. Why does it always have to be either /or. Why not ‘and’, you know, inclusive.
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  36. Meg says:

    christoph waltz won an oscar two years in a row, and correct me if i’m wrong here but there wasn’t any fear of a ‘backlash’ towards him. same with Tom hanks.
    is this purely sexism? women against women? a ‘who does she think she is?’ kind of thing?
    I personally think people got sick of ann hathaway because she wanted the awards too much. God knows others in the industry want it just as bad, they have rooms in their homes devoted to the oscar, seriously i’ve read about that. but they seem to, outwardly to the press, hide how badly they want it, you know? whereas Ann did not do that.
    jennifer being herself on stage would have been fine.