A funny thing happened to Jennifer Lawrence on the way to accepting the biggest honor of her young career.
Lawrence won the Oscar for Best Actress Sunday (Feb. 24) for her work in “Silver Linings Playbook,” and on the way to the stage to accept her award, she tripped, stumbling up the stairs.
She took it quite well, though. After reaching the podium and seeing the standing ovation she was receiving, she joked, “You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell, and that’s really embarrassing, but thank you!” She quickly added, in reference to her award, “This is nuts!”
Maybe she was a little bit rattled by the moment, though, as she neglected to thank her director, David O. Russell, in her acceptance speech. Still, she seemed to handle what could have been a tremendously embarrassing moment extremely well.