People are getting tired of Jennifer Lawrence. Or so a few personal blogs have said lately. When she began to get nominated for many different awards this award season (Golden Globe, Critic’s Choice, SAG, Oscar), people became frustrated with hearing her name announced over and over again. Some people think Lawrence is just a favorite among voters for her breath-of-fresh-air personality around Hollywood, while others think it’s due to her award season sweep last year.
the many crowning jewels in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, simply due to the fact that she is black. Reading through comments online and having conversations with other current students
fascinated with award season has caused me to realize that, no matter what, Jennifer Lawrence will be stuck in a lose-lose situation at the 2014 Oscars this Sunday evening. Should Lawrence lose, Hollywood will say that the actress has lost her touch, exclaiming over how wonderful it is to see a woman of color win the award for such a role. Should Lawrence win, those who support Nyong’o will cause uproar, claiming that the Academy is racist and that Jennifer Lawrence did nothing but play a floozy in David O’Russell’s American Hustle.
It’s okay, JLaw. You’ll always have my heart.
Natalie Hamil is a Writing, Literature and Publishing major at Emerson College. She enjoys skimming bookstore shelves, watching the sun rise, and wearing bright/patterned pants.