1. That time she won an Oscar
From the start of Oscar season, it was clear Lawrence was going to take home the award for Best Actress. However, that didn’t make it any less exciting when her named was announced.
And this wasn’t her first Oscar nod: Lawrence was previously nominated for Winter’s Bone in 2011, making her the third-youngest performer ever to be nominated in the Best Actress category.
2. That time she fell
She couldn’t just gracefully waltz up and accept her much-deserved Oscar. Instead J. Law bit it on the steps, tripping over her gorgeous floor-length Dior Couture. Not to worry: Hugh Jackman helped her to her feet, and she continued up to the stage to remark on both her embarrassment and her humble gratitude.
3. That time her dress “fell off” at the SAG Awards
Not long before the Oscar trip, Lawrence had another fashion malfunction. When she got up at the SAG Awards to accept her honor for Silver Linings Playbook, it looked like she stepped on the front of her dress and ripped it. (For the record, that was the lining that showed.) She quickly recovered by pulling up her skirt and making a badass speech.
4. That time she called out Joan Rivers for being Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers is one of the biggest bullies in Hollywood. But that didn’t stop Lawrence from calling out the 80-year-old Fashion Police host on her BS: “The world has a certain idea, we see this airbrushed perfect model image,” she said. “Shows like Fashion Police and things like that are just showing these generations of young people to judge people based on things. …
“They put values in all the things that are wrong and that it’s okay to point at people and call them ugly and call them fat and they call it ‘fun’ and ‘welcome to the real world.’” Well said.
5. That time she spoke out against fat-shaming and bullying
Lawrence recently revealed in an interview with Barbara Walters that she believes calling people fat on television should be illegal. Lawrence, who was named one of the “10 Most Fascinating People of 2013,” backed up her opinion with a reasonable explanation.
“Why is humiliating people funny?” she asked. “If we’re regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words because of the effect they have on our younger generation, why aren’t we regulating things like calling people fat?”
6. That time she chopped off her amazing hair
Sure, J. Law had long golden locks of practically perfect hair, but the actress showed how fierce she is by chopping it all off. Don’t believe us? See for yourself.
7. Her performance in American Hustle
Believe it or not, Lawrence is already receiving Oscar buzz for her latest performance in American Hustle. The actress has wowed us once more for her ability to transform into anything, whether brave archer, emotionally unstable widow or dissatisfied 1970s housewife.
8. When she got back together with Nicholas Hoult
Lawrence met Hoult on the set of X-Men: First Class but ended their relationship during the thick of her Hunger Games fame. Fast forward to mid-2013, and the two finally got back together. If you’re unfamiliar with the adorableness that is Hoult, check out this video.
9. That time she greeted an emotional fan at the Catching Fire premiere
Leave it to Lawrence to spot an emotional young fan and insist on taking pictures with her. Cue the tears.
10. Her Vogue cover
Actresses and models alike vie to be the face of Vogue’s legendary September issue, but this year the magazine chose the “girl on fire” for its coveted cover. And of course, Lawrence looked flawless.