Actress Jennifer Lawrence has won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her performance in "Silver Linings Playbook" on Jan. 27 at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are presented by SAG-AFTRA and honor the best performances in film and television. Tonight’s show broadcast around the world from the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium.
This is the first Screen Actors Guild Award win and third nomination for Jennifer Lawrence. The actress is also nominated in the category for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for her performance in "Silver Linings Playbook."
In "Silver Linings Playbook," after a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. The film also stars Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver.
"Silver Linings Playbook" was nominated for a total of four Screen Actors Guild Awards, which include nominations for:
- Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role to Robert De Niro
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role to Bradley Cooper
"Silver Linings Playbook" has also been nominated for eight Academy Awards, including a nomination for Best Picture. The Academy Awards will be presented on the last Sunday in February.
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com