How Many Golden Globes Does Jennifer Lawrence Have? 'Joy' Could Win Her Yet Another
Jennifer Lawrence is gearing up for her sixth award season with a box office smash in the bag and an awards bait movie about to be released — Mockingjay, Part 2 and Joy , respectively. After propelling to stardom with her breakout performance in Winter's Bone (2010) and earning her very first Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for the role in 2011, Lawrence has become a staple at any awards show. In fact, if the past four years have proven anything, it's that the star is on her way to becoming the next Meryl Streep — basically, it's not a real awards show if she isn't nominated. And, nowhere is this more evident than at the Globes. But, just how many Golden Globes does Jennifer Lawrence have? Well, while it may feel like she has got to have all of the awards, she actually only has two.
Over her relatively short career, Lawrence has racked up three Golden Globe nominations and two wins. In 2013, She won her first Golden Globe for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy or Musical for her work in Silver Linings Playbook, a role that also earned her an Oscar. One year later, Lawrence took home another Golden Globe, this time for Best Supporting Actress for her role in American Hustle , for which she was also nominated for an Academy Award. Both of her Golden Globe wins came for roles written and directed by David O. Russell, so it's not surprising that some are already predicting a third win for Lawrence in 2016 for her newest collaboration with Russell, Joy.
Joy is set for release on Christmas, and, with Golden Globe nomination day only seven days away, awards predictions are in full swing. But, while Lawrence appears poised for at least another nomination, the nature of her nomination was in flux until only a few days ago. Joy was submitted to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to compete as a comedy, but the HFPA has not yet ruled on its genre. While films and television shows can choose for which category they wish to be considered — comedy/musical or drama — the HFPA has the power to overrule their wishes. Recently, the HFPA declared that Trumbo would compete in the drama category, despite it being submitted as a comedy. After hosting their first screening of Joy on Nov. 29, HFPA members voted to keep the film in the comedy competition.
If Joy does compete as a comedy, it seems even more likely that Lawrence could win her third Golden Globe. First of all, it takes Lawrence away from other A-list nominees like Cate Blanchett (Carol), Rooney Mara (Carol), Brie Larson (Room) and Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn). However, as the dramedy genre becomes more popular, the competition in the comedy category grows tougher. It's likely Lawrence will find herself competing against Lily Tomlin (Grandma) and Amy Schumer ( Trainwreck ), among other impressive performers.
Whether or not Lawrence takes home a Golden Globe for Joy, it's safe to say this won't be her last chance to add to her trophy case.