Oscars 2013: Jennifer Lawrence reveals who she forgot to thank

Oscar winner publishes extra thank yous after forgetting on the night.

You can’t really blame Jennifer Lawrence for being a bit flustered when she finally reached the stage during Sunday night’s 85th Academy Awards.

Having just won her first ever Oscar, the shocked ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ actress then tripped on her way to collect the award – an endearingly human incident, unintentionally made funnier by the standing ovation that followed.

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'Brain fart'... Lawrence at the 85th Academy Awards (Credit: Getty)
No wonder then that the 22 year-old forgot to thank the two most important people to making the film that bagged her the gong: director David O. Russell and studio boss Harvey Weinstein.

"Thank you to the Academy, and thank you to the women this year, you were so magnificent and so inspiring," said the endearingly humble actress, "And thank you to the producing team - Bruce [Cohen], Donna [Gigliotti], Jon [Gordon] ... and Bradley [Cooper] and our entire cast -- Chris [Tucker], Jacki [Weaver], Bob [De Niro] and our crew."

Comprehensive, but definitely no sign of Russell or Weinstein in there.

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Well, Lawrence has now sought to put things right, issuing an official P.S. thanking the pair in Entertainment Weekly:

“In the whirlwind of last night, I was remiss to thank two incredibly important people to this film and in my life.

“David O. Russell: Thank you for the most incredible experience of my life. Thank you for your genius, for your guidance, for teaching me things about myself and nurturing me to be a better actor. You have so much passion and such a bleeding heart, you believe not only in your films but what your films can do for people and that is the most important thing that I have learned from you.

“Harvey Weinstein: You championed this movie and its story from early days. Your passion and unyielding support gave this film the opportunity to thrive and touch so many people.

“Thank you to both. I will never be able to forgive myself for such a brain fart but I hope that you both can. Obviously it was not on purpose, I couldn’t remember what I had already said and my mind went completely blank -- your brain does funny things during the most overwhelming moment of your life!”


Jennifer also deserves an award for making the phrase “brain fart” sound eloquent.

David O. Russell can’t be that upset about the overlook though – he and Lawrence have already started pre-production, together with Bradley Cooper, on the formerly titled ‘American Bullsh*t’.