Jennifer Lawrence, nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, arrives at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held at the Kodak Theatre in the heart of Hollywood. Jennifer Lawrence’s Best Actress nomination was for her performance as a young Ozark woman looking for her missing drug-dealing father in Debra Granik’s well-received drama Winter’s Bone.
This was Lawrence’s first Academy Award nomination. She was the only first-timer in this year’s Best Actress category, which also included Annette Bening (four times) for The Kids Are All Right, Michelle Williams (twice) for Blue Valentine, Natalie Portman (twice) for Black Swan, and Nicole Kidman (three times) for Rabbit Hole. Portman’s previous nomination had been in the Best Supporting Actress category, for Mike Nichols’ 2004 drama Closer. Annette Bening’s first Oscar nomination was also in the Best Supporting Actress category, for Stephen Frears’ The Grifters in 1990.
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