The Oscars – Jennifer Lawrence, professional press wrangler

Jennifer Lawrence won big at The Oscars. No, I don’t just mean her best actress Academy award for Silver Linings Playbook, but for the way she punctured pomposity with breezy sincerity on a night that would have most award-winning newbies quaking in their designer outfits and toeing the PR line like US Marines on parade.

Sure, she must have been nervous, but, steeled by a cheeky shot of booze (sharp intake of sarcastic breath – she drinks alcohol, too) her frankness when answering inane questions from the press (see video, above) had other members of the same profession high-fiving her on social media.

On the red carpet she admitted to being starving hungry having not had the chance to eat all day, a comment that by its very presence throws the whole glamour machine into stark relief  – why is there such a big deal about actresses’ eating habits? Lawrence just rides on in there like she couldn’t give a damn. In a post-show interview with the press, inquiries after the “process” by which she got ready were met with the answer that she tried the dress on, it fitted and y’know, she came to the Oscars. What else is there to say?

The lady’s got gumption, and you’ve got to agree that’s a fine quality to have in this business.

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