Jennifer Lawrence with her parents before the People's Choice Awards. (Source: Karen Lawrence)
Scott Adkins and Cindy Zumbiel looking over yearbooks.
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Tally another Oscar nomination for a Louisville native succeeding in Hollywood. Jennifer Lawrence, 22, earned a second Academy Award nod for Actress in a Leading Role for her latest film, Silver Linings Playbook.
The red carpet starlet and leading actress recently picked up two trophies at the People's Choice Awards and is nominated for a Golden Globe. She was also nominated for an Oscar as Best Actress in 2010's Winter's Bone.
It's been a whirlwind of fame for the Louisville lady who, just 10 years ago, was a wide-eyed Kammerer Middle School student.
"She's not egotistical about it. She just goes with it and, she's herself. Just who she always was," Cindy Zumbiel said. Lawrence was in Zumbiel's 6th grade Language Arts class.
Teachers credit Lawrence's role in The Hunger Games for creating an appetite for young readers who may not have picked up a book.
"Just being able to say, you know Jennifer Lawrence went to school here, made a lot of the students read that probably wouldn't have read before," Cindy Zumbiel said.
Those who knew the middle schooler remember her ambition. "When she was here she knew exactly what she wanted to do. She shared that with me when she was in 8th grade," Amanda Cornish said. Cornish was Lawrence's 8th Grade Band teacher.
"Growing up in this town, in a normal setting, I think has really helped her prosper," her brother Ben Lawrence said. The proud big bro, 10 years her senior, is still surprised by her accolades. "It's incredible. Another Oscar nomination and she's only 22, but she hasn't become a partier in so-called ‘Young Hollywood' or wrapped up in herself. She doesn't really get into the red carpet even though she respects what the award shows stand for," Lawrence said.
Jennifer Lawrence is expected to attend the Golden Globes ceremony where she's nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in Musical or Comedy. The show airs on January 13 at 8 p.m. on WAVE 3.
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:25:18 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A standoff lasting nearly 12 hours came to an end early Saturday morning in the Shively neighborhood. The man police were after, Jerry Ross, is dead. Police have not determinedMore >>
The man police were after, Jerry Ross, is dead.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:21:45 GMT
NEW ALBANY, IN – New Albany police said Friday that a mother found dead along with her two young children in a creek in Binford Park in March drowned her two young children and then herself. New AlbanyMore >>
Investigators said Jaime Clutter, 35, suffered from mental illness -- possibly psychosis and postpartum depression -- when she walked her children to Binford Park March 13 and drowned them. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:10 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:10:15 GMT
LAUREL COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A woman allegedly went to extreme lengths to let out her neighbor's dogs. According to Laurel Sheriff's Senior Sgt Greg Poynter, at 4:50 p.m. Friday deputies received a callMore >>
According to Laurel Sheriff's Senior Sgt Greg Poynter, at 4:50 p.m. Friday deputies received a call a woman had broken into a home on Chaney Ridge Road.More >>