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Wednesday 6 May 2015

Lawrence bags Santa Barbara prize

Jennifer Lawrence attended the Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Jennifer Lawrence attended the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Jennifer Lawrence has paid tribute to Silver Linings Playbook director David O Russell as she picked up another gong for her performance in the movie.

The actress - who has already received Golden Globe, Screen Actors' Guild and Critics' Choice trophies for the film - was named Outstanding Performer of the Year at the Santa Barbara film festival.

She revealed on the red carpet: "(David)'s just a genius and he's amazing with characters. The stories that are inside his mind are just unbelievable and he actually has a way of communicating those stories.

"He's different, he always keeps you on your feet but he also gives you this nurturing feeling of home where you feel comfortable."

And Jennifer - who wore a Stella McCartney jumpsuit to pick up her award - also revealed her Hunger Games co-star Lenny Kravitz had given her advice on coping with awards season.

"Lenny Kravitz always gives the same advice for every situation. Drink a lot of water. So I've just been drinking a lot of water. And just trying to sleep when I can," she said.

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