Jennifer Lawrence Apologizes For "Brain Fart," Thanks David O. Russell & Harvey Weinstein In Oscar Speech Addendum

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by Kevin Jagernauth
February 26, 2013 3:59 PM
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So, we picked Jennifer Lawrence as our Woman Of The Year for 2012, and....toldja. If there was any doubt last fall, the actress secured her place as America's sweetheart Sunday night by being the awkward nerd we all wanted to be at the Oscars. From falling up the stairs to get her Best Actress award, to totally freaking the fuck out when Jack Nicholson smoothly hit on her backstage and handling the idiotic questions from the press corps with aplomb, it seems there's one more way for Lawrence to endear herselves to us.

Having likely spent the last day or so reveling in her Oscar win, the actress has penned an open letter to director David O. Russell and producer Harvey Weinstein apologizing for her "brain fart" and forgetting them during her acceptance speech. It's a nice letter that's two parts sincere thanks and one part classic Lawrence, and it's just pure class all around. So read it in full below and after that is one more pic from Oscar night that fully illustrates why Lawrence basically rules. [EW]

In the whirlwind of last night, I was remiss to thank two incredibly important people to this film and in my life.

David O. Russell: Thank you for the most incredible experience of my life. Thank you for your genius, for your guidance, for teaching me things about myself and nurturing me to be a better actor. You have so much passion and such a bleeding heart, you believe not only in your films but what your films can do for people and that is the most important thing that I have learned from you.

Harvey Weinstein: You championed this movie and its story from early days. Your passion and unyielding support gave this film the opportunity to thrive and touch so many people.

Thank you to both. I will never be able to forgive myself for such a brain fart but I hope that you both can. Obviously it was not on purpose, I couldn’t remember what I had already said and my mind went completely blank–your brain does funny things during the most overwhelming moment of your life!

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25 Comments

  • frank | November 22, 2013 10:32 PMReply

    She's an ass.

  • Bobby Womizzak | May 16, 2013 1:33 PMReply

    Jennifer Lawrence is the best thing they could scrape up in a new generation of up and coming wastes of space- no substance, talent, or even looks though I don't place emphasis on that primarily, I don't think many people do - she is terrible at everything and should be put down like the mutt she is.

  • J. Law's a Derivative and spoiled brat | March 4, 2013 11:56 PMReply

    God, she's awful! Her acting isn't all that great. Jessica Chastain was robbed of her Oscar. Jennifer Lawrence is a spoiled brat And it's annoying to see how the whole entertainment industry and the media and her fans are giving her a pass. She's America's Douchebag! Julia Robert is America's Sweetheart. You actually have to be sweet to be our sweetheart. J.Law is crude, rude, obnoxious and arrogant. The upside is her career is pretty muchover cause she peaked too soon. Look at Mira Sorvino's career. It was over after she won the Oscars. Thank God we don't have to be annoyed by a spoiled white girl who thinks her shit don't stink. Bitch, please! You ain't all that!

  • J. Law's a Derivative and spoiled brat | March 4, 2013 11:56 PMReply

    God, she's awful! Her acting isn't all that great. Jessica Chastain was robbed of her Oscar. Jennifer Lawrence is a spoiled brat And it's annoying to see how the whole entertainment industry and the media and her fans are giving her a pass. She's America's Douchebag! Julia Robert is America's Sweetheart. You actually have to be sweet to be our sweetheart. J.Law is crude, rude, obnoxious and arrogant. The upside is her career is pretty muchover cause she peaked too soon. Look at Mira Sorvino's career. It was over after she won the Oscars. Thank God we don't have to be annoyed by a spoiled white girl who thinks her shit don't stink. Bitch, please! You ain't all that!

  • J. Law's a Derivative and spoiled brat | March 4, 2013 11:55 PMReply

    God, she's awful! Her acting isn't all that great. Jessica Chastain was robbed of her Oscar. Jennifer Lawrence is a spoiled brat And it's annoying to see how the whole entertainment industry and the media and her fans are giving her a pass. She's America's Douchebag! Julia Robert is America's Sweetheart. You actually have to be sweet to be our sweetheart. J.Law is crude, rude, obnoxious and arrogant. The upside is her career is pretty muchover cause she peaked too soon. Look at Mira Sorvino's career. It was over after she won the Oscars. Thank God we don't have to be annoyed by a spoiled white girl whonthinks her shit don't stink. Bitch, please! You ain't all that!

  • Jena | March 1, 2013 11:29 AMReply

    I also think it's odd that she is getting praised as "adorable" for doing things like the things flipping the bird, swearing, smoking weed, and making hurtful comments in interviews while other actors/actresses who do the very same things are crucified. It's not the age either because there are so many other actresses just as young or younger who aren't given their due and most likely wouldn't behave this way if given the opportunities she has. Beyond that, I think she is a very good actress and enjoy her roles, but not the greatest thing since sliced bread. Check out Saoirse Ronan, Jessica Chastain, and Jena Malone's work. They are cameleons in their roles, extraordinarily gifted, classy and are true artists. None of them have gotten their due yet.

  • not a fan | February 28, 2013 2:29 AMReply

    How is she classy? I just don't get it. She doesn't exactly impress me in her performances and during interviews. JLaw comes off as a spoiled brat.

  • tracy | February 27, 2013 4:09 AMReply

    If this is another celebrity who hadn't been loved so much like her, people will definitely call the person a douchebag,a jerk,etc.,not "being real". Why the double standard? Why can't she act like an adult since she's been a celebrity for quite a while? She's been doing so many promo events and press junkets after THG's success. Why is she still being like that? From Golden Globes pressroom to Oscars pressroom, all she does is not cute,but immature. Being like that at a graceful and humble event like these award shows is annoying. She was just like a douchebag who's all herself comparing to other nominees. I just dont understand why so many fans,especially teens, are here to defend her. What happened to the kids now? Being all self is not what you should learn as a kid.

  • Lppd | March 4, 2013 4:04 PM

    She jokingly flipped the bird at her publicist and then immediately realized there were photographers. If any of you ignorant and presumptuous douches would bother to look it up, you'd perhaps not jump to baseless conclusions.

    She wasn't being rude. She's far from arrogant or insolent. I can't with the laughable air of self-righteousness around here.

  • Pamela | February 27, 2013 12:21 AMReply

    I think she's funny, but I don't think being funny or charming should earn you an oscar but sadly the academy awards are like the vmas of serious films, emmanuelle riva was more deserving, i mean i don't even get why people like the silver lining playbook, david o. russell has done so much better films than that, but his new film was like the cheap version of as good as it gets & i also think that lawrence just plays herself, but well i guess the girl next door charm is what counts in these things

  • kahn | February 26, 2013 11:48 PMReply

    First, Jennifer Lawrence has very little acting experience ( and she is not a trained actress ) , and it shows in all her performances ( she is always playing herself ) . Second, Lawrence's performance in Silver Linings Playbook was soulless , weak, and not credible ( it is beyond ridiculous that she won the Oscar over Riva and Watts ) . Third, flipping the " bird " at the Oscars does not make you look cool or hip- it makes you look classless and idiotic. I would love to see Meryl Streep or Judy Dench flip the bird at the Oscars. People are going to get tired of Lawrence's antics, and she will receive a backlash.

  • Lpt | March 4, 2013 4:01 PM

    She's always paying herself?

    Winter's Bone, Poker House, The Burning Plain, Like Crazy, Hunger Games, Silver Linings Paybook, upcoming Serena - all very different characters, very different performances. Are you an imbecile?

  • Rufus | February 27, 2013 9:45 AM

    Nope.

  • Deneice | February 26, 2013 6:20 PMReply

    I don't care how much she drank before going to the backstage press; I don't care how nervous or freaked out she was at winning: YOU DONT FLIP THE BIRD (OR DROP AN F-BOMB) TO THE PRESS (OR ANYONE ELSE IN PUBLIC) EVER AFTER WINNING AN OSCAR!!! ESPECIALLY AFTER YOU WON OVER THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN WORKNG LONGER SUCH AS JESSICA CHASTAIN!!! IT IS TACKY, JUVENILE, AND INCREDIBLY STUPID!!! LAWRENCE CARRIES HERSELF SO WELL, BUT IN THAT ONE INSTANCE, SHE FORGOT WHERE SHE WAS!! IT IS THE OSCARS, NOT SOME DIVE BAR!!!

  • Deneice | February 26, 2013 9:23 PM

    What I prefer is for someone not to drop an F-bomb or flip the Bird at the Oscars. I am not wrong for that. I suppose you two knuckleheads like your prestigious awards shows laden with classless, tasteless, shameless, disrespectful award winners, but I do not. Especially when that person is THE hottest actress of the moment. So you two get a grip and show some bloody respect. If you had just won such an award, would you give such dishonor? I don't think so. Back off.

  • Scott | February 26, 2013 8:07 PM

    I'm sure you'd much prefer a fake, conceited 'performance' from yet another dull, personality devoid vessel (-with an eating disorder)

    JL is refreshingly real, honest and genuine. Her press F bomb ruled.

  • Tom | February 26, 2013 7:43 PM

    Whoa...it's just the Oscars

  • jimmiescoffee | February 26, 2013 5:12 PMReply

    "one part classic Lawrence"

    really? classic lawrence? shes been famous that long?

  • spassky | February 27, 2013 10:49 AM

    I don't get it, she's fine, but constructing a "humble public persona" in order to become famous by endearing yourself to impressionable and tasteless Americans is not a novel concept, nor is it an admirable one.

  • A | February 26, 2013 5:54 PM

    No but she's still managed to etch out an entertaining and humble public persona in that time, which is all the more reason to love her.

  • M4 | February 26, 2013 4:38 PMReply

    Yes, Jennifer Lawrence does rule, indeed she does. I'm so very happy Lawrence won!.

  • jj1 | February 26, 2013 11:57 PM

    A, flipping the bird doesn't make anyone look humble, and Jennifer Lawrence's acceptance speeches are not humble. The only reason Jennifer won her Oscar, because their are many senior male members of the Academy that have the hots for her. I saw that youtube video with Jack Nicholson flirting with Lawrence. She won for the babe factor ( examples: Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow )

  • KT | February 26, 2013 5:02 PM

    ... Why does it make you happy? How does it better your life?

  • caro | February 26, 2013 4:14 PMReply

    maybe she rules but she didn't deserve an Oscar for SLP 's acting

  • y | February 26, 2013 4:11 PMReply

    i love her sense of humor/her

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