Lawrence won the award for Best Actress for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook," culminating a wonderful start to her career, which as seen two Oscar nominations (the first for "Winter's Bone") and roles in two blockbusters, "The Hunger Games" and "X-Men: First Class."
When Lawrence accepted her award, she looked at the Oscar and quipped "it says I beat Meryl."
Meryl Streep was received a nomination for the Golden Globes award for "Hope Springs," and suddenly Twitter lit up with people crying that Lawrence disrespected Streep. Even Lindsay Lohan ripped into Lawrence for the quote. However, what none of these people realized is that the comment was not an insult at all.
Jennifer Lawrence was quoting a movie line.
In "The First Wives Club" there is a scene where Bette Midler and Diane Keaton's characters meet up with Goldie Hawn. Middler walks across the room and finds Hawn's character's Oscar award. Middler picks up the award and said "it says I beat Meryl." Check out the actual scene from the movie by clicking here.
"I can't believe nobody's ever done it before," Lawrence said. "I said it and I had no idea Lindsay Lohan would take to the Twitterverse ... I wanted to make a public statement, like 'Hey idiots. It's a quote from a movie.'"
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Shawn S. Lealos is a member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, the professional film critics’ organization of Oklahoma. He is also working on a book about the Stephen King dollar babies called “Dollar Deal.” To read more of his writing, visit shawnlealos.net.