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Oscars 2013: Jennifer Lawrence wins best actress

February 24, 2013|By Chris Lee
  • Jennifer Lawrence accepts the award for best actress in a leading role for "Silver Linings Playbook" during the Oscars.
Jennifer Lawrence accepts the award for best actress in a leading role for… (Matt Sayles / Invision /…)

The second time’s the charm for Jennifer Lawrence. The 22-year-old Kentucky native landed the lead actress Oscar statuette Sunday for her tragicomic performance as an emotionally bruised widow in “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Her win comes a month after Lawrence picked up the Golden Globe for actress in a comedic movie and just two years after the actress’ breakthrough performance in “Winter’s Bone” -- the role that first put her on the academy’s lead actress balloting list.

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To claim the award, she beat out “Amour” star Emmanuelle Riva as an elderly stroke victim facing the prospect of death, Jessica Chastain’s turn as a self-sacrificing CIA analyst who helps bring down Osama bin Laden in “Zero Dark Thirty,” Naomi Watts’ anguished performance as a mother struggling to reunite her family in the tsunami drama “The Impossible” and first-time actress Quvenzhané Wallis – age 9 -- who plays a young bayou dweller possessed of mythical powers in “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”

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