2013 Academy Awards

02.24.13

What Jennifer Lawrence Will Say in Her Oscar Acceptance Speech

Last October, over a two-hour dinner with Ramin Setoodeh, Jennifer Lawrence was told that she’d win the Oscar this year. Here’s how she reacted to the news.

Jennifer Lawrence has been the presumed frontrunner for the Best Actress Oscar since Silver Linings Playbook wowed critics at the Toronto Film Festival last fall.

But one person didn’t get the memo—Jennifer Lawrence. To be fair, she was busy at the time, reprising her role as Katniss Everdeen in Hunger Games: Catching Fire. And she doesn’t Google herself.

“I got to start Googling myself.”

In October 2012, The Daily Beast sat down with Lawrence for a two-hour dinner, where she breezed through a number of topics—she’s a weird runner, she once stalked Daniel Radcliffe, and she auditioned for Silver Linings over Skype. Even though she’s only 22, she nailed Tiffany, a depressed widow who falls for Bradley Cooper. When I told Lawrence that the blogosphere had already decided she’d win the Oscar, she had no idea. And she gave one of her trademark off-the-cuff responses.

What’s it like going to the Oscars?

The Oscars are awesome. It’s the last awards show. You’re cutting loose. They sing and dance and have exciting lights.

People are saying you’re going to win this year.

[Long pause.] I really did not know that. I got to start Googling myself. But they haven’t seen all the movies yet. Wow. That’s … whoa. Whoa. Sorry. Wow. Wow. That’s exciting, obviously. That’s exciting. That’s cool. Wow. I don’t know if I deserve that, though. I’m going to stop talking. Thank you. I’m going to stop talking. Thank you. It’s exciting. I’ll leave it at that. Are you sure? That’ll be my speech—are you sure?

Read our full interview with Jennifer Lawrence here. The Oscars air Sunday night on ABC.