Louisville’s Jennifer Lawrence wins Best Actress Oscar

Published: Feb. 25, 2013 at 4:44 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 4, 2013 at 4:44 AM EST
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence is enjoying a golden moment in the Hollywood spotlight after winning the Academy Award for Best Actress Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Lawrence, 22, was Oscar nominated for her role in the critically acclaimed Silver Linings Playbook.

This was Lawrence's second Oscar nomination. She was nominated two years ago for her lead performance in Winter's Bone.

In 2012, Lawrence starred as Katniss Everdeen in the box-office smash The Hunger Games.

2013 has shaped up to be an award-winning year for the actress as she won a Golden Globe, SAG Award, and now an Oscar.

One of Jennifer Lawrence's relatives works at WAVE 3 and will be on set Monday morning during WAVE 3 News Sunrise to talk about her famous Oscar-winning cousin.

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