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Kentucky native Jennifer Lawrence wins one of Golden Globe best actress awards

Jennifer Lawrence accepted the award for best actress in a motion picture comedy for her role in "Joy" at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016.
Jennifer Lawrence accepted the award for best actress in a motion picture comedy for her role in "Joy" at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. NBC via AP

Louisville's Jennifer Lawrence won the best actress in a musical or comedy Golden Globe award Sunday night for her performance in Joy.

During her acceptance speech, Lawrence gave a shout out to her home state of Kentucky.

Joy was directed by David O Russell, who also guided Lawrence to her first Globe actress award for Silver Linings Playbook.

"Every time I'm up here, it's because of you," Lawrence said in her acceptance speech. "Thank you for choosing me."

Lawrence had said she hoped her friend Amy Schumer, who she presented with earlier in the evening, would win in the same category for Trainwreck, and Schumer was considered to be a frontrunner for the prize.

In the other best actress category, best actress in a motion picture drama, Brie Larson won for her performance in Room.

The other Kentuckian in contention Sunday night, one-time Lexingtonian Michael Shannon, lost best supporting actor in a motion picture to Sylvester Stallone, who revived his iconic role of Rocky Balboa in Creed. Shannon was nominated for the real-estate drama 99 Homes.

Both Lawrence, Shannon and Kentuckian Johnny Depp, who was not a Golden Globe nominee but has received other nominations for his role in Black Mass, can next watch to see how they fare when Academy Award nominations are announced Thursday morning.

 

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