The 2014 Bafta for best supporting actress has gone to Jennifer Lawrence for her role in American Hustle.
Lawrence was unable to attend the ceremony due to filming commitments, but the prize was received on her behalf by the film’s director, David O Russell. He read acceptance speech in which Lawrence thanked her fellow actors, writers and the director himself and celebrated the opportunity to enact “heartbreak, romance, rebirth, music and life”.
She beat the much-fancied Lupita Nyong’o, who was nominated for her role in 12 Years a Slave. The award was presented by Leonardo DiCaprio who said he “was completely blown away” by the talent in the category.
- American Hustle
- Production year: 2013
- Directors: David O. Russell
- Cast: Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Robert De Niro