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Only days after winning a Golden Globe, Jennifer Lawrence scored her fourth Academy Award acting nomination Thursday for her turn in Joy, loosely based on the life of Miracle Mop creator Joy Mangano.
It was the only nomination the movie received, ending a dazzling run for director David O. Russell, whose last three films before Joy — American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter — were all mentioned for best director, as well as best picture, among other top noms.
Lawrence told The Hollywood Reporter shortly after learning of her nomination that she probably cares about awards more than Russell does. “This certainly doesn’t drive him,” she said. “He’s not petty.”
She continued: “Everyone worked on the film just as hard for me. And it’s such a personal movie for David.”
Released on Christmas Day, Joy wasn’t as well received as Russell’s last three films. To date, it has earned a solid $47.6 million in North America and north of $72 million worldwide.
Joy is the third time Lawrence has worked with Russell after American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook, for which she won the Oscar for best actress. Her other Oscar nominations were for American Hustle and Winter’s Bone.
Lawrence said she was fast asleep Thursday morning at her home in Los Angeles when awoken by her assistant, who told her she’d been nominated. “It feels amazing, and I’m really honored,” she said.
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