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Oscars 2016: Joy star Jennifer Lawrence makes history with Academy Award nomination

Joy star Jennifer Lawrence has become the youngest actor to ever receive four Oscar nominations.

The 25-year-old star, who shot to fame in the Hunger Games series, was recognised in the best actress category for her part in Joy when the 2016 Academy Award nominations were announced on Thursday.

She faces stiff competition if she is to take home the gong, as she is up against Cate Blanchett for Carol, Brie Larson for Room, Charlotte Rampling for 45 Years and Saoirse Ronan for Brooklyn.

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Jennifer's first Oscar nomination came in 2011 for Winter's Bone when she was honoured in the best actress category. She was a little known actress at the time, and had yet to be cast in the movie franchise The Hunger Games. She lost out on the award to Natalie Portman, who won for Black Swan.

But Jennifer can still recall her walk down the red carpet at the world famous event as if it were yesterday.

"I remember expecting to get awestruck because that's the most amazing thing in the entire world," she told OTRC. "We made this tiny movie that we prayed anybody would see, and prayed it would get into Sundance, and then we were going to be walking down the carpet at the Oscars. So, I was expecting to have this very whimsical, 'Oh my God' moment, and when I got on the carpet, I was like, 'Oh my God, this is amazing!' and I just started screaming at everybody."

In 2013 she proved victorious at the ceremony when she took home the best actress gong for Silver Linings Playbook.

Famously tripping on her way up to the stage to collect her award, Jennifer succeeded in making herself even more loved by fans worldwide.

She was also nominated for best supporting actress in 2014 for American Hustle, but lost out to Lupita Nyong'o for 12 Years a Slave.

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