Jennifer Lawrence honored at Santa Barbara Film Festival (Video)

By Sarah McClanahan,

On Saturday, Jennifer Lawrence was awarded the prestigious “Outstanding Performer of the Year” for her role in Silver Linings Playbook at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.

The 22-year-old was launched to superstardom from her starring role in The Hunger Games franchise. Her next role as Tiffany in David O. Russel’s Silver Linings Playbook earned the film eight Oscar nominations.

Over the weekend, Lawrence traveled to Santa Barbara, California to accept the award for “Outstanding Performer of the Year.”

“Ms. Lawrence impressed us earlier this year in The Hunger Games, but has now left us moonstruck with her career-defining performance in Silver Lining Playbook – recalling classic turns by Lombard, Stanwyck and Colbert. Naming her our Outstanding Performer of the Year is an understatement,” commented Roger Durling, executive director of SBIFF, reports The Arlington Theater.

She opted for a black and blue Stella McCartney jumpsuit for the event, and greeted hundreds of waiting fans before speaking with reporters and posing on the carpet.

While grateful for the success of her latest films, Lawrence described the entire award season as an “exhausting honor” and is already looking forward to a vacation. In the future, she would like to start directing comedies and indies.

She also admitted that she has never celebrated Valentine’s Day with a love interest. “That’s really sad. Thank you for pointing that giant void out,” she laughed off the reporter’s question.

According to Indie Wire, inside the ceremony, Durling continued to compliment the actress.

“Calling Jennifer Lawrence a star is doing her a disservice. She’s a supernova. At this point it seems like there’s nothing she can’t do.”



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