Jennifer Lawrence wins Oscar for best actress

Jennifer Lawrence wins Oscar for best actress

February 24th, 2013 by Associated Press in Life Entertainment

Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jennifer Lawrence has won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance as a young widower in "Silver Linings Playbook."

It's the first Oscar for the 22-year-old Lawrence, who was also nominated for "Winter's Bone" in 2011. It's the first Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook" on the night.

The actress tripped on her way to the stage, but by the time she got to the microphone, the Dolby Theatre crowd applauded her with a standing ovation.

The other nominees Sunday night were Emmanuelle Riva ("Amour"), Quvenzhane Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild"), Jessica Chastain ("Zero Dark Thirty") and Naomi Watts ("The Impossible").

The 85th Academy Awards are airing live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles with host Seth MacFarlane.