The 2014 BAFTA Awards are underway in England and the best of the best are being honored when it comes to films and filmmakers that made waves in 2013. One category that had some critics fumbling over themselves was Best Supporting Actress, which featured Jennifer Lawrence as a front runner, but 12 Years a Slave actress Lupita Nyong’o a close second.
But Jennifer Lawrence has continued to climb he ladder of success and fame in Hollywood and she continues to pile up awards on her way there. She added the Best Supporting Actress BAFTA to her resume on Sunday night.
BAFTA 2014 — BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
- Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine as Ginger
- Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle as Rosalyn Rosenfeld — WINNER
- Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave as Patsey
- Julia Roberts – August: Osage County as Barbara Weston-Fordham
- Oprah Winfrey – The Butler as Gloria Gaines
The win means that Lawrence will likely enter the final stretch of Oscar season the front runner to claim her second every Oscar in March. She won last year for her role in Silver Linings Playbook and thanks to director David O. Russell, she’s likely to win again for American Hustle.
Lawrence would complete a rear feat for an actress, claiming Best Actress one year and following it up the next year with a Best Supporting Actress award. The BAFTA doesn’t guarantee she’ll win, but her chances are greatly improved.