There are plenty of talented women that deserve Golden Globe nominations in 2012, but one name stands above all others. When the nominees are revealed on December 13, expect to see Jennifer Lawrence's name listed for her amazing work in "Silver Linings Playbook." In a popular movie that features names like Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro, the 22-year-old beauty stole the show. Her performance as Tiffany allowed her to outshine her older co-stars, and that's no small task. Here are a few reasons why Jennifer is deserving of a Golden Globe nomination, and why this will only be the beginning of a strong award season for her.
The critics love her
Jennifer had already won over critics before her role in "Silver Linings Playbook," but she is earning some of the best reviews of her thriving career. "The performances of these actors are reason enough to go," said prominent critic Richard Corliss. "The reason to stay is Lawrence. Just 21 when the movie was shot, Lawrence is that rare young actress who plays, who is, grown-up." Her work has already been recognized by several groups, including a recent nomination from the Satellite Awards.
Her character was unique
Jennifer's character in "Silver Linings Playbook" isn't like ones we've seen win awards in the past. Tiffany isn't based on a real person, nor is she someone that has to overcome an overbearing man in her life. Instead, she's a depressed woman that is willing to do anything she can to find happiness. Jennifer is fantastic at showing us how much pain the character is going through, but also how optimistic she is about her future. It's not easy to find a good character that an actress can build from scratch, and Jennifer makes the most of the opportunity.
She's got credibility on the awards circuit
Despite her young age, this isn't Jennifer's first experience with awards. She was nominated by all of the major players for her turn in "Winter's Bone," including the Golden Globes and the Oscars. As it turns out, the Golden Globes are big on nominating people multiple times. Of the 10 women to receive lead acting nominations in the drama and comedy categories at last year's Golden Globes, only Rooney Mara and Kristen Wiig were first-time nominees . Barring a major shocker, Jennifer will be a repeat nominee this year.
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