A new TV Spot for American Hustle is out
Jennifer Lawrence has received a nomination for the 71st Golden Globe Awards Nomination in the Best Supporting Actress Category for her role in American Hustle.
She released this statement earlier today:
Thank you to the HFPA. This is so exciting. I’m thrilled that the film received so many nominations and that I get to share this with the rest of the cast.
American Hustle has also been nominated for Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, Best Actor and Actress in Comedy or Musical for Christian Bale and Amy Adams, and Best Supporting Actor for Bradley Cooper. The movie has been nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Director.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has been nominated for Best Original Song with Atlas.
The 71st Golden Globe Awards winners will be announced on January 12th, 2014.
The Nominations for the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations are out and Jennifer has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in American Hustle.
The cast has also been nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will air on January 18th.
Jen attended the Press Conference for American Hustle in New York last saturday, here are pictures, thanks to Nicole:
- Events & Appearances > 2013 > American Hustle New York Press Conference – December 7 2013
Time Entertainment has a review on American Hustle:
American Hustle: Sex, Scandal and Flat-Out Fun
Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence form a fabulous ensemble cast in David O. Russell’s dramatic comedy about the Abscam scandal
Irving Rosenfeld approaches the bathroom mirror without bothering to ask who’s the fairest of them all. Paunchy of gut and bald on top, he knows he has work to do. Like a surgeon of sleaze, he glues a toupee thatch to his pate, arranges the lank hair on his temples across his skull and shellacs the whole mop with hair spray. Now he just needs to suck in his gut and don a three-piece suit and — voilà! — he’s 1970s New Jersey’s idea of a presentable businessman. Or con man, that is: Irving sells art forgeries and takes money for investments in fantasy companies. Charles Ponzi might say, with a connoisseur’s appreciation, “Now that’s a schemer.”
You watch the first scene of American Hustle and think, That’s Christian Bale doing another of his life-imperiling body transformations. Bale lost 62 lb., from a muscular 182 to an emaciated 120, for the lead role in The Machinist; somehow he survived. This time he gained 40 lb. and walked with an older man’s slouch. For his trouble, he herniated two discs. He also crept inside Irving’s body and spirit to play — no, to convincingly be — a grifter working the long con. Doesn’t everybody, really, through white lies and easy evasions? “We’re all conning ourselves one way or another,” Irving-Bale says, “just to get through life.”
The best way we can think of to get through 140 minutes of your life would be to see American Hustle, a balls-out story about political corruption that director and co-writer David O. Russell turned into a crazy, conniving comedy: history replayed as sparkling farce. Russell reunited the star pairs from his last two films — Bale and Amy Adams from The Fighter, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence from Silver Linings Playbook — then Cuisinarted the romantic alliances until everyone had a chance to get screwed in one way or another. The New York Film Critics Circle recently acknowledged the toxic, tonic splendor of American Hustle by giving it awards for Best Film, Best Supporting Actress (Lawrence) and Best Screenplay (Eric Warren Singer and Russell). These should be the first of many awards from now until Oscar night.
The Oscar winner is earning raves again for playing a demented housewife.
EW YORK — Work can be your salvation, your port in a mad, mad celebrity storm. Just ask Jennifer Lawrence, who finds solace and consistency on movie sets, surrounded by people who don’t care about her latest sultry Dior ads, or whether her new haircut is too extreme.
“Nobody treats you any differently. They see celebrities all the time. Especially on The Hunger Games, people have known each other for years. I feel like myself,” she says.
Her first day back on set, one day after winning an Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook, Lawrence earned a standing ovation from her Hunger Games: Catching Fire cast and crew.
“And then, nothing changed. We shot two more weeks in the mud. When she messes up her lines, she gets teased by Woody (Harrelson) that she’s going to have to give her award back,” says Fire director Francis Lawrence (no relation). “She’s smart and goofy and silly and talented and endearing. It’s all of those things. There isn’t an actress around like her right now. She has an intuitive talent for acting, but also a soul and gravitas that most girls her age don’t have. She captures the loneliness of Katniss.”
And the blowsy appeal of Rosalyn Rosenfeld, the lonely, yet certifiable housewife she plays in American Hustle. When filmmaker David O. Russell, who directed Lawrence to her Oscar for playing a disturbed, acid-tongued, yet vulnerable widow in Silver Linings, called her about Hustle, she had planned to take a break. But the script, about a ’70s scammer (Christian Bale), his pushy spouse (Lawrence), his manipulative mistress (Amy Adams) and the memorably coiffed, deeply ambitious FBI agent trying to get a career break (Bradley Cooper), proved irresistible.
“(Rosalyn’s) always screaming and drinking and you don’t know why. The first step was making her young, making her religious and making her someone I could forgive. She’s dumb as a fox. She doesn’t know any better. She doesn’t understand the repercussions of her actions,” says Lawrence. “She chooses when to be blind to something and I know women like that. You know those women who find themselves in very dramatic situations and don’t understand why.”
And for Russell, seeing Lawrence embody someone so comically, almost defiantly, deviant was a revelation.
“We’ve never seen her do a character like this. It was alive and freeing and fun, and she brought amazing energy to it. Her peculiar madness is her genius,” Russell says. “Jennifer and I share a process on the set where we laugh and we stay loose. But when she goes in, it’s on. It’s deceptive to everyone around. She looks like she’s goofing around and not paying attention. But she goes there. Magic happens.”
Franchises and awards aside, the 23-year-old actress craves a life away from the red carpet.
NEW YORK — Behind the clever banter and disarming repartee, beyond the glamorous red-carpet Dior gowns, in a private dining room on the second floor of a downtown hotel, her loafer-clad feet kicked up behind her, sits the real Jennifer Lawrence.
And all this actress wants, right now, is a Corona. Or an Amstel Light. But the only brews available are of the artisanal variety, so Lawrence looks flummoxed. “I’m a Budweiser person. So I don’t really understand,” she says, as the waitress goes to great lengths to explain the intricate differences between the pale ales on offer.
Away from the awards-season hubbub, which again envelopes her for her role as a foxy yet foolish wife in American Hustle, Lawrence is a self-aware woman trying to have some version of a regular existence. “I’ve built my career. I need to build my human life. I need to get a house and connect to the people around me and not work for a little while,” she says.
Topping her to-do list: buying a home when she wraps the two-part Hunger Games franchise finale, Mockingjay, which shoots until June.
But for now, she does her best to retain some sense of routine in an existence that’s mostly lived in hotels, fueled by room service. Her on-again boyfriend, Nicholas Hoult, helps keep her sane, away from prying eyes. “We’re really good at it,” she says of maintaining their under-the-radar romance.
She’s infatuated with her two young nephews, whom she FaceTimes every night. She decompresses by watching reality TV, in particular Keeping Up with the Kardashians. And she keeps her best-actress Oscar, won for last year’s Silver Linings Playbook, at her mom’s house to avoid any weirdness when friends come over, to try to nip in the bud the possibility of people standing at attention around her.
“I just get allergic to that kind of thing. People treating you differently when you don’t feel any differently is really alienating. You can see, the way they look at you. I can see if that was who I surrounded myself with, that’s why you change,” she says. “I find people who don’t change. That’s where I get my reality.”
And her ability to say exactly the right thing at the right time? It’s a gift. “She’s an amazing study of people. She really understands the teeniest differences in people. She can read people in a second,” says The Hunger Games: Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence. “She can figure you out in an instant. She does it with such ease, from the gut.”
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The film’s star-studded cast includes Oscar winners Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence and Oscar nominees Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner.
The star-studded cast of David O. Russell’s dramedy American Hustle — which includes Oscar winners Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence and Oscar nominees Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner — will receive the Ensemble Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, it was announced Friday.
The award will be presented on Jan. 4 at the Palm Springs Convention Center as part of the festival’s 25th edition, which runs from Jan. 3-13.
“Russell has created a viscerally powerful film,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner. “American Hustle grabs you from the start and is populated by a group of eminently believable characters as brought to life by this brilliant cast. The Palm Springs International Film Festival is proud to present the entire cast of American Hustle with our 2014 Ensemble Performance Award.”
Past recipients of the award include last year’s eventual best picture Oscar winner Argo, as well as Babel (2006) and The Social Network (2012) before that.
The fest previously announced that it will honor 12 Years a Slave’s helmer Steve McQueen with its Director of the Year Award; Dallas Buyers Club’s Matthew McConaughey with its Desert Palm Award, Actor; Gravity’s Sandra Bullock with its Desert Palm Award, Actress; August: Osage County’s supporting actress Julia Roberts with its Spotlight Award; and Nebraska’s Bruce Dern with its Career Achievement Award. Additional announcements are expected shortly.
Jennifer attended a screening of American Hustle for the members of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, here are pictures:
Jennifer is on the cover of the January 2014 issue of Australian Marie Claire.
2 new stills from American Hustle are up in the gallery (thanks jenlawfans.blogspot.com), and 2 new Behind Scenes photos.