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Jennifer Lawrence named AP entertainer of the year, narrowly edging Miley Cyrus

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Jennifer Lawrence has essentially cemented herself over the last couple of years as America's Sweetheart with her laid-back, girl-next-door personality. Though she's a big hit with the fans, members of the national press seem to be just as fond. On Monday, The Associated Press named Lawrence its 2013 entertainer of the year.

It was a close victory, though, as Lawrence edged out Miley Cyrus, 15 votes to 14. Coming in third with 13 votes was Netflix, a non-human, yet thoroughly entertaining (and binge-watch-enabling) entity all the same.

23-year-old Lawrence, who hails from Kentucky, had a huge year starting in February with an Oscar win for her role in Silver Linings Playbook (and let's not forget this was her second nomination, the first coming for 2010's Winter's Bone).

Fast forward to November and you have the hugely-successful movie adaptation of Catching Fire, which features Lawrence in her second appearance as Katniss Everdeen in the "Hunger Games" franchise and is currently the second highest-grossing movie of 2013 behind Iron Man 3.

She'll finish up the year with American Hustle, which she has already been getting rave reviews for. The film moved to a wide release on Friday and is garnering Oscar buzz, including predictions for Lawrence herself to get another nomination.

In addition to a successful 2013 movie-wise, the AP also cited her affability with the fans, noting that she has "charmed fans everywhere with her candid sincerity." Her fashion sense, including her modeling for Dior both in ads and on the red carpet and pixie haircut, were also factors in the voting.

Rounding out the top five in the voting were the dearly-departed Breaking Bad and Justin Timberlake, who just this past weekend appeared on SNL with host Jimmy Fallon and helped the episode score its best ratings in two years.

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