Sunday was a pretty crazy night for Jennifer Lawrence, as the 22-year-old won the Oscar Award for Best Actress for the movie “Silver Linings Playbook.” She was obviously a little flustered when she finally made it to the podium, after tripping on her dress while climbing the stairs.
As she listed off the people she wished to thank, including the production crew, and cast of the film, there were two big omissions in the speech. Missing from the list were the film’s director, David O. Russell, and producer Harvey Weinstein.
The slight was an obvious mistake, and one Lawrence was quick to rectify. Releasing a statement to Entertainment Weekly, she apologized for missing them in her speech, explaining just how important they are to her.
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!
Next up for the once again brunette Jennifer, she heads back to Hawaii to film more “Catching Fire.” The second installment of the “Hunger Games” franchise is out this November.