Jennifer Lawrence's moment: Trip, fall, win

 

This must have been the day she was waiting all her life...and what a big night, after a fall.

Winning the Oscar for Best Actress is beyond doubt Jennifer Lawrence's biggest moment.
 
But she will remember this day not just for winning the award. Jennifer was left flustered after tripping up the steps on her way to accept her awards.

As she staggered to her feet the star-studded audience leapt up to give the blushing actress a standing ovation, much to her embarrassment.

The “Silver Linings Playbook” star tripped on the train of her Dior Haute Couture dress.

“You are standing up because you’re feeling bad that I fell, and that’s embarrassing,” the 22-year-old actress said, acknowledging the standing ovation from her peers after finally making it to the mic. 

Actress Jennifer Lawrence falls as she walks up the steps to accept the award for best actress for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook" at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013.  (REUTERS) 

Actress Jennifer Lawrence is helped by presenter French actor Jean Dujardin after she tripped walking up the stairs to accept the award for best actress for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook" at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013.  (REUTERS)

Jennifer also thanked her co-stars, crew and team for their support before wishing her fellow nominee, Amour star Emmanuelle Riva a happy 86th birthday.

Dressed in a stunning off-white strapless Dior Haute Couture gown, her accident happened as Silver Linings Playbook star Jennifer rushed to the stage still shocked by her win.  

Jennifer Lawrence, best actress winner for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook," reacts after photographers made a picture of her making an obscene gesture as she took the stage in the photo room with her Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013    (REUTERS) 

 

 Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence celebrates in the press room for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook" during the 85 Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (AFP)

 

Best Actress nominee Jennifer Lawrence arrives on the red carpet for the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (AFP) 

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