Jennifer Lawrence has yet another accolade to add to her resume, as she has been named by The Playlist as their Woman of the Year for 2012.
Last year, picking the woman of the year was a no-brainer. We chose Jessica Chastain, who started 2011 as a virtual unknown, and ended it as the star of critical favorites like “The Tree Of Life” and “Take Shelter,” box office hits like “The Help” (for which she earned an Oscar nod), all while impressing with diverse roles across a slate of films including “The Debt,” “Coriolanus,” and “Texas Killing Fields.” And this year, we went with another young actress who also showed tremendous range, with acumen both at the multiplex and arthouse.
Yes, it’s Jennifer Lawrence. The actress, who turned 22 in August, has had one of the most meteoric rises we can remember. Her feature film debut, in Guillermo Arriaga‘s “The Burning Plain,” came only four years ago. Two years later, she exploded as a result of her starring role in Sundance flick “Winter’s Bone” — playing the steely, determined Ree deservedly won her, at only 20 years old, a Best Actress Oscar nomination. That led to other indie roles in “Like Crazy” and “The Beaver,” as well as a studio tentpole debut as Mystique in “X-Men: First Class,” in which she made a character who’d been a cypher in previous films one of the most interesting parts of the movie.
But that was nothing compared to playing the highly sought-after role of Katniss Everdeen in the adaptation of young adult phenomenon “The Hunger Games.” The film hit theaters earlier in the year, and proved to be a massive success (unadjusted, the thirteenth biggest of all time), and in another fierce turn, Lawrence proved she can carry a giant tentpole movie pretty much entirely on her shoulders; she dominates it, creating one of the strongest, most badass female heroines of recent years, and almost singlehandedly rebuffing idiot studio executives who claim that audiences won’t turn up to see event movies led by women…………
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