It’s been a fierce battle, trying to figure out who will win this year’s Best Actress Oscar. Unlike our Best Actor category, it’s difficult to predict who will be going home with the golden statue. Jennifer Lawrence has been gaining a lot of momentum in the past month, winning one award after another, but there’s still four other actresses who can easily take the top spot at this year’s Academy Awards.

This year’s winner for Best Actress goes to Jennifer Lawrence for her role in David O. Russell‘s film Silver Linings Playbook. She was slightly out of breath as she made her way onto the stage but that’s okay, it’s her first Oscar win.

“You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell and this is embarrassing but thank you. This is nuts! Thank you to the women this year. You were so magnificent and so inspiring. It has been so amazing to get to know you and you’re nice and you’ve mad this experience unforgettable… Thank you s0 much… thanks!”

Check out the list of nominees including our winner who’s highlighted in bold.

Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role

  • Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty”
  • Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Emmanuelle Riva in “Amour”
  • Quvenzhané Wallis in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
  • Naomi Watts in “The Impossible”

Do you think Jennifer Lawrence should have won Best Actress? Why or why not?