"Winter's Bone" actress Jennifer Lawrence woke up to good news on Tuesday morning when it was announced that she was nominated in the Best Actress category for the 2011 Academy Awards.
"I still can't really get the words out, I just ...I can't," Lawrence told Entertainment Weekly. "I'm so grateful and happy and thrilled and ... tired."
She adds, " When you make a tiny movie like that on a shoestring budget in the freezing cold -- this has surpassed any expectation I could've had. And that's why it just feels so good."
In "Winter's Bone," Lawrence plays a rural 17-year-old girl who tries to track down her drug dealing father after learning from the local sheriff that he put their house up as collateral for bail.
Up next for the actress is "X-Men: First Class." In the film Lawrence plays the shape-shifter Mystique, a role originated by Rebecca Romijn in the previous movies. Much like Romijn, Lawrence's body was covered from head to toe in blue make-up, which took to eight hours a day to complete.
Lawrence told The Hollywood Reporter that she and the seven women from the make-up department responsible for painting her body every day became very close.
"Nothing's sacred anymore," Lawrence told the industry paper. "Those girls and I got so close. They were painting me naked every day for months. It was kind of like going to a really bizarre sleepover."
The actress also says that she's happy to be done filming the role because of the strict diet. "It was awful, I was hungry for five months," she said.
Earlier this month it was reported that Lawrence is one of three actresses up for the love interest role opposite "Twilight" heartthrob Taylor Lautner in "Incarceron."
This year's Oscar ceremony is set to air live on ABC from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2011. Check out a full list of Oscar nominations.
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