I don't know about you, but I could honestly sleep through the Oscars, and be perfectly happy in doing so except for FOMO about one thing: seeing Jennifer Lawrence. The antics that Lawrence pulls at the Oscars have been, often, the most interesting points of the ceremony, and she's been nominated for so many of those golden statues at such a young age that it must be getting old for her. But Lawrence isn't at the 2017 Oscars, which means the ceremony is going to have to work twice as hard to be lighthearted and fun. Who's going to trip on their way up to the podium now? I know, I know. I'm disappointed, too. But the actress has a pretty good reason for not being in attendance, and it has nothing to do with the fact that Passengers isn't nominated in any acting categories.
At last sighting, Lawrence is in Budapest, filming her upcoming movie Red Sparrow. As recently as January 2017, she was spotted on set of the spy thriller, hanging out with her dog Pippi. According to The Daily Mail, the actress "plays a Russian spy trying to seduce a rookie CIA operative" in the movie, and she has yet to be photographed making her way back to the states — let alone done so in time for the Oscars. To be honest, if I had to choose between filming a movie and attending the Oscars, I would choose the movie, too.
Lawrence has been nominated for an Academy Award four times — in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2015 — but has thus far only won once. Silver Linings Playbook was the film that finally got her that coveted statue, while Winter's Bone, American Hustle, and Joy weren't enough to get her Best Actress or, in the case of American Hustle, Best Supporting Actress.
However, she's much more known for hilarious award show antics, be it tripping, saying something funny on the red carpet, or taking amazing photos with Lupita Nyong'o.
This year, her major film was the sci-fi thriller Passengers with Chris Pratt, which is nominated for Best Music, Original Score, and Best Production Design. Since neither award would require Lawrence to be on stage, it's no surprise that she's chosen to skip out on the red carpet and the ceremony to keep filming her new movie instead. I'm willing to see less of her on the awards circuit if it means seeing more of her on the big screen in 2017, aren't you?