Jennifer Lawrence Tripping Is a Moment That Will Live in Oscar Infamy

Esther Zuckerman
The Atlantic Wire

Jennifer Lawrence won hearts when she tripped on the way up to the stage to collect her Oscar for Best Actress on Sunday night. When she finally got to the stage she said, "You guys are just standing up because I fell and you feel bad. That was embarrassing." Watch:

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When someone asked her "What happened?" in the press room she said: "What do you mean, what happened? Look at my dress. I tried to walk up stairs in this dress. That's what happened. I think I just stepped on the fabric and they wax the stage." 

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As for what was going through her head? "Uh, a bad word that I can't say. That starts with 'F.'"

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She had been drinking:

Of course, she totally won people over with the fall: 

People love a celeb who stumbles, just a little. #JLaw #Oscars

— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) February 25, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence wins for best actress, adorably trips on the way to the podium, and wishes Emmanuelle Riva a happy birthday. #Oscars

— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) February 25, 2013

Though, as Steve Martin noted it will be an Oscar clip that will life in infamy: 

So sorry that interesting Jennifer Lawrence fell, because that's the only clip they'll show for a hundred years.

— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) February 25, 2013

Just wait for the J-Law trip truthers: 

guys, I'm just going to say it, I think Jennifer Lawrence faked that trip.

— Tessa Stuart (@tessaestuart) February 25, 2013