Spectacular fall, even better recovery: Jennifer Lawrence’s embarrassing tumble fails to take shine off Oscar’s glory
Jennifer Lawrence’s performance in Silver Linings Playbook was flawless enough to capture the best actress Oscar. She wasn’t so adroit in claiming the trophy.
Lawrence took an embarrassing stumble as she took the steps to the Oscar stage, falling to her knees in her flowing Dior gown. But by the time she got to the microphone, the Dolby Theatre crowd applauded her with a sympathetic standing ovation.
When asked what happened when she fell, the star quipped: “What went through my mind when I fell down? A bad word that I can’t say that starts with ‘f’.” (Photos: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP; Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)