Jennifer Lawrence’s Adorable Reaction Photo To Her Oscar Nomination Proves She’s A Normal Person

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This photo of The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence keeps popping up on Twitter and Tumblr, and we couldn’t resist posting it. This past January, Jennifer co-presented the 2012 Oscar nominations, looking radiant despite the early taping in a blue dress and her brown Katniss Everdeen hair. But about a year ago, Jennifer was blonde and a lot less composed, in the above photo that someone snapped when she and her family learned that she had been nominated as Best Actress for the indie drama Winter’s Bone. (The film that, no doubt, landed her the equally vulnerable-but-strong-willed role of Katniss.)

The photo has been getting reblogged over Tumblr fansites because of Rolling Stone‘s upcoming profile on Jennifer, in the April issue that went on sale on March 30th. On the Rolling Stone website there’s currently an incredibly entertaining excerpt about Jennifer, but no caption for the photo. Thankfully, fan suicideblonde copied down another excerpt from the print magazine:

On the morning the Oscar nominations were announced, someone snapped a photo of her and her family just as her name was being read.  The look on her face, she said, was “like I’m being sent off to jail.”  Zoe Kravitz says she loved teasing her “‘You’re up against Natalie Portman; you don’t stand a chance!’ and she’d go ‘You’re right!  I don’t!’” (Lenny said he did catch her in the library at his house in Paris, though, holding one of his Grammys and giving a practice acceptance speech.)

Even though “where were you when you heard the news?” is one of the most common questions in the lead-up to awards shows, often you don’t actually get to witness the nominees’ reactions. And even when they do open up about it, it’s as if they’re all reading from the same script: “Oh, I was asleep and I got the call in the middle of the night! It was so exciting.” Boring.

However, there are a few notable exceptions of real-time reactions. This past awards season, for instance, Jessica Chastain got the phone call that she’d been nominated for an Oscar for The Help while at a fashion show, and everyone gave her a standing ovation. Another reaction, caught on video, was when Melissa McCarthy helped read off the Emmy nominations and had trouble breathing when her name was called for Best Leading Actress for Mike and Molly.

Still, I’m gonna vote Jennifer for the most authentic reaction, from her unwashed hair and her face about to break into tears to her pajamas-and-slippers ensemble. I don’t believe that this is some orchestrated normal-girl image her people are trying to brainwash us into believing, like Taylor Swift‘s fake “surprise” face. We’re being treated to this rare, candid moment because Jennifer Lawrence is just that humble.

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    • Shean Macalino

      Haha You Look Cute Jennifer! :D

    • Tommy Tamud

      Why is Nick in rollerskates? LOL

    • Fallin

      Note of advice: If you know there could be a chance a photo like this makes it online, don’t wear a short robe in the photo…..

    • Jackie

      Cute…I don’t buy that she posed for the photo, but I also don’t buy that this photo somehow leaked online. Her people are really pushing hard the casual funny girl next door thing.

    • Jules

      Very cute photo!…I don’t think her people are pushing the casual girl next door thing…it’s seems to be how she really is. The photo wasn’t leaked; it was supposed to be included with the Rolling Stone interview but was ultimately left out (idk why…no room or whatever) but anyway, it’s very sweet and Jen is adorable.

    • Auds

      I don’t think that’s a robe, it looks like an old comfy sweater. It’s too short to be a robe. She is SO SO cute & I hope she stays grounded as she skyrockets to stardom.

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    • KMD

      Her family didn’t ‘leak’ it, Jackie, and nor was it taken from Rolling Stone AFAIK – it was taken from her brother’s FBs since a bunch of fans found it recently.

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