Jennifer Lawrence no newcomer to the world of Oscars. She bagged a nomination in 2011 for her role in Winter's Bone. That year, she lost to Natalie Portman's dark character in Black Swan.
This year, she returns with a fighting chance. Her Nikki in Silver Linings Playbook is irresistible and funny. It's surprising Cooper's Pat held out as long as he did.
Time magazine too, succumbed to her cheeky magic - "The performances of these actors are reason enough to go. The reason to stay is Lawrence. Just 21 when the movie was shot, Lawrence is that rare young actress who plays, who is, grown-up."
Now that says it all!