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Jennifer Lawrence’s Academy Stair Trip: 3 Steps to a Graceful Cover-Up

It was the award season fall that will be talked about for the rest of the year! An elated Jennifer Lawrence on the way to accept her win for the Best Actress award at Sunday’s Academy Awards, went down on her way up the stairs! She stumbled and fell on a short flight of stairs, landing on her knees and hands. However, like any blurp or fall in Hollywood, there’s always a graceful way to cover it up- here’s how she smoothed it over after landing on all fours in front of the world.

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1. A helping hand.

Hugh Jackman might have missed out on an Oscar, but the Les Miserables star won the award for chivalry when he leapt out of his chair to help Jennifer Lawrence, immediately following her trip to the podium. Step one in the graceful cover-up, a helping hand.

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2. An elegant speech with enough gratitude and humor.

While the world was Tweeting, updating, and pinning about the epic fall, Jennifer Lawrence’s awesome night was just beginning. She got up to the podium, finally, received a standing ovation and dismissed her mortification with the perfect opening. She responded, “Thank you, you guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell. And that’s really embarrassing.”  With the graceful rise, the acceptance speech was just as elegant-step two. Lawrence, 22, gave her thank yous and paid tribute to her fellow nominees, including Australia’s Naomi Watts (The Impossible.) She even gave Jack Nicholson a little crap, because she’s an Oscar winner now and he totally deserved it. A perfectly smooth transition containing enough gratitude, humility, and humor to forget about the fall- at least for that moment since the video will continue to circulate online.

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3. A little outlandishness to top it all off.

Of course with any embarrassing slip-up and cover-up comes leeway for a little outlandishness- step three. She was caught giving reporters the middle finger in the press room afterwards, but subsequently blamed it on the alcohol. Maybe that was the original reason for the stair trip? It all comes full circle even with the graceful cover-up!
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What do you think of Jennifer Lawrence’s trip, cover-up, and alleged drunken middle finger? 

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