Meryl Streep had better watch out. At only 25, best actress candidate Jennifer Lawrence (“Joy”) is the younger performer — male or female — to have earned four nominations.
Lawrence, who was first nominated in 2011 for her lead role in “Winter’s Bone,” has since been nominated for her work in three other films: “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012), for which she won the best actress award; “American Hustle” (2013); and “Joy,” all directed by David O. Russell.
She still has a ways to go before topping Streep’s record 19 nominations, but Lawrence already has a pretty good head start.
Streep was 29 before she earned her first Oscar nod (for the 1978 best picture winner “The Deer Hunter”), and her fourth nomination (her Oscar-winning turn in 1982’s “Sophie’s Choice”), didn’t come along until she was 33.