J-Law steps it up in the big leagues!
Beating out Hollywood icons Meryl Streep and Judi Dench — the 23-year-old was graciously and hilariously shocked in her acceptance speech. She even started out by poking fun at Streep, pointing at the trophy saying, “What does this say? I beat Meryl…!”
But it turns out Lawrence wasn’t being as candid as many thought — the Silver Lingings actress was actually quoting the 1996′s film, “The First Wives Club.” In the film, Bette Midler’s character says to Goldie Hawn’s character, “Once you were a terrific actress. You even got an Oscar to prove it.” Bette’s character sees and touches the golden statue in the scene, saying, “‘I beat Meryl.’ That’s what it says.”
Leave it to J-Law to keep everyone laughing! Check out the video of J-Law’s acceptance speech, our video recap of her big win, and some pics of her on the red carpet below!