Best Actress nominee: Jennifer Lawrence, 'Silver Linings Playbook'

Jennifer Lawrence may just be the hottest thing in Hollywood right now: she's young, she's beautiful and she's effortlessly charming (in an engagingly unfiltered way). All that, and she's a terrific actress, too. Her performance in "Silver Linings Playbook," where she makes unwavering obstinance seem somehow appealing, deserves all the accolades it has recently received (including the Golden Globe for comedy and Screen Actors Guild award). Look for her to continue her winning ways in what is probably the toughest call in this year's acting races. Why is that? Because ... (next slide, please)
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