'That was embarrassing!' Jennifer Lawrence trips and falls as she climbs the steps to accept her Best Actress Oscar
By LIZZIE SMITH
Winning an Oscar for Best Actress is beyond doubt the biggest moment of any star's career.
But Jennifer Lawrence distracted somewhat from the honour by tripping up the stairs as she headed onto the stage to accept her Academy Award.
The 22-year-old star, who won for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, was seen momentarily hanging her head in her hands after her voluminous strapless Dior Haute Couture gown caused the mishap on the steps.
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Accidents happen: Jennifer was so pleased about her win that her fall hardly mattered
Oh no! Jennifer Lawrence falls to the floor after tripping on her floorlength gown as she climbed the stairs to accept her Best Actress Oscar in Hollywood on Sunday night
Who wouldn't fall? The beautiful Dior gown was not exactly easy for Jennifer to walk in - despite the fact that she had already chopped six inches off the bottom
The show must go on! After a brief moment to gather her thoughts, Jennifer picked herself back up and continued to the stage
Both Jennifer's Silver Linings Playbook co-star Bradley Cooper and her X-Men: First Class co-star Hugh Jackman were seen rushing to the actress' rescue, but Jennifer was quick to rectify the situation, declining any help as she picked herself up and continued to accept the award.
As she got back onto her feet, the star-studded audience gave the actress a standing ovation - much to the actress' embarrassment.
It was all worth it: Jennifer accepts her Best Actress Oscar
Helping hand: Actor Jean DuJardin gives the embarrassed actress a helping hand
Uh-oh: The audience looks on in horror as Jennifer starts to topple...
Another mishap for Jennifer: She can't quite believe she has ended up on her knees at the Academy Awards
VIDEO Jennifer Lawrence slip up. Tripping on way to collect Best Actress Award
Despite her initial blushes, Jennifer quickly laughed off the incident and began her stream of thank yous.
'Thank you so much,' she told them. 'This is nuts. You guys are only standing up because I fell and you feel bad. That was embarrassing.'
Jennifer also thanked her co-stars, crew and team for their support before wishing her fellow nominee, Amour star Emmanuelle Riva a happy 86th birthday.
So embarrassed: Jennifer thanks the audience for their standing ovation
Perhaps Jennifer's quick recovery is due to the fact that she's been in a very similar situation before.
At the Screen Actor's Guild Awards earlier this year, Jennifer's midnight blue Dior gown appeared to fall apart as she climbed the stairs.
Then Dior explained that the dress was made in layers, with Jennifer simply hitching up the top layer to reveal her legs.
Not tripping in this baby: Jennifer goes with a much smaller train for the post awards celebrations at the Vanity Fair Oscar party at the Sunset Plaza Hotel in West Hollywood
It's been a very good year: Jubilant Jennifer backstage at the Oscars clutching her award
Waiting in line: Jennifer and Ben Affleck, winner of Best Picture Oscar for Argo wait in line to get their awards engraved
Quick recovery: Jennifer composed herself to give her Best Actress acceptance speech
Delighted: Shocked Jennifer is congratulated after she is announced as Best Actress
This time the unfortunate incident could have been even worse.
The new face of Miss Dior admitted she'd actually cut off six inches from the train of the dress before the show.
'It would have been too insane,' Jennifer told Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet.
Still, the dress was long enough to hide her feet and high heels, which she said she would love to take off if nobody would notice.
Jennifer also revealed she had a very stressful day before the event and admitted she hadn't had time to eat.
'I’m freaking starving,' she said.
That's our girl! Jennifer's mother Karen hugs her as her triumph is announced
Facing the cameras: The young actress, just 22 years old, has the film world at her feet after her stunning turn in Silver Linings Playbook
She then pointed longingly to McDonald’s down Hollywood Boulevard and jokingly asked her publicist to swing by and pick her up a burger.
'Today was so stressful. There was everybody in, my family got ready at my house.
'I felt like Steve Martin in Father of the Bride with all the furniture being moved around my house.'
A lot to manage: The Best Actress Oscar winner poses with her huge gown on the red carpet
No time for food! The star was too busy to eat before the big day
How rude! Lawrence mysteriously gave reporters the one-fingered salute backstage then joked, 'I'm sorry I did a shot before coming in'
Meanwhile backstage: Jennifer's expression to the press screamed, please don't write a million headlines about me falling down
And her family were there to watch as Jennifer accepted her award.
Her mother Karen wrapped her arms around her daughter in delight, sharing her big moment.
The actress was previously nominated in the same category two years ago for her role in Winter’s Bone.
She's a vision: Photographers couldn't get enough of Jennifer's striking Dior Haute Couture creation which was reminiscent of a wedding dress
Their chemistry is undeniable: The 22-year-old shared a laugh with her Silver Linings Playbook co-star Bradley Cooper
Not again: Jennifer's dress appeared to rip as she climbed the stage at the SAG Awards, although Dior later explained that it was simply the way it was made
Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk,LIZZIE SMITH