Jennifer Lawrence Makes Oscar History


Jennifer Lawrence’s silver linings look more like Oscar gold.

The 25-year-old is the youngest person ever in an acting category to achieve four Academy Award nominations after her performance in “Joy” scored her a fourth Oscar, it was announced Thursday.

Ahead of her Best Actress nomination for 2015’s “Joy,” Lawrence achieved another milestone when at 22 years old she earned an Oscar for 2012’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” making her the second youngest Best Actress winner, one year short of then-21-year-old “Children of a Lesser God” winner Marlee Matlin’s record made in 1986.

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Lawrence’s other Academy Award acting nominations include 2011’s “Winter Bone” and 2014’s “American Hustle.”

In “Joy” she re-teams with Bradley Cooper (for the fourth time) and director David O. Russell (for a third time) in the comedy-drama that loosely shares the life story of the self-wringing Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano who went on to success shilling her invention–and other home products–on QVC.

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The previous record for the youngest actor with the most Oscar nominations belonged to Jennifer Jones, who scored acting nominations over four consecutive years (1944-47) and was 27 when she landed the last one.

On her 25th birthday Jones won the Best Actress Oscar for 1943’s “The Song of Bernadette,” followed by acting nods for 1944’s “None But the Lonely Heart,” 1945’s “Love Letters” and 1946’s “Duel in the Sun.”