A recent article in the International Business Times suggests that both Jennifer Lawrence and Lupita Nyong’o have shown ungratefulness towards being nominated for Best Supporting Actress in this years awards season.
After not being able to attend this year’s BAFTA awards where she won for Best Supporting Actress, Jennifer was pinned for saying, “It has been a bit of a blessing to be away and not really aware of what has been going on…It has actually been really nice.” While some may judge her comments as holding disdain towards awards ceremonies, I feel her honesty further separates her from the egocentric side of Hollywood.
Jennifer’s dedication to acting, the very thing responsible for her award nominations and wins, kept her from attending the London BAFTA awards. As she explained, “I didn’t remember that the BAFTAS were happening that day. I certainly did not think I was going to win one, so I put it out of my mind…I was in the middle of being painted blue [for “X-Men”] and someone said, You just won the BAFTA!’ and I said, ‘Oh, go f—k yourself.’ And then it turned out they were serious.”
Lupita Nyong’o, nominated for her role in “12 Years a Slave”, was also criticized for saying, “I think it’s really unfair to make a person speak in front of the entire world at a moment like that because it is just so overwhelming.” Her comment simply reveals she struggles like the rest of us with a fear of public speaking, not to mention her audience consists of millions of viewers from around the globe.
So as far as being ungrateful, I would say that is a miss interpretation of character for both Jennifer and Lupita, who have been nothing but beautiful and sincere thus far in their careers. How do you interpret their actions? Let us know below.