J. Law is the Academy's First Pick

Ever since Hollywood's reigning darling Jennifer Lawrence made a huge impact on last year's Academy Awards, 2013 was the year that she becoming our onscreen best friend (we're still working on the offscreen part). After J.Law arrived in a fairytale pink Dior gown (which she later tripped on, inspiring the most humbling yet gorgeous fall those stage steps have ever seen), ate McDonalds before the show on the red carpet, and won Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook to a roar of approval, it was cemented that no future Academy Awards ceremony could be complete without her. So on Friday, it was no surprise that Jennifer Lawrence was the first celebrity announced to be a presenter at the Oscars on March 2.

The announcement came from the Academy, and they didn't mention what category she'd be presenting yet. Lawrence is nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for her work in American Hustle, directed by David O. Russell. So does this announcement mean that she's favored by the Academy, or is it just a simple coincidence that her career is red hot and she's in demand everywhere?

Lawrence is up against some seriously solid actresses in her category: Blue Jasmine‘s Sally Hawkins, August: Osage County‘s Julia Roberts, Nebraska‘s June Squibb, and her biggest competition, 12 Years a Slave‘s Lupita Nyong’o, the newest darling of Hollywood.

So will Nyong'o be announced as the next presenter to perhaps throw us off the scent, or will another actor be announced next to keep us on our toes?

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