Losing made it possible for her to have fun, enjoy herself and not fear the backlash
There is such a thing as too much of a good thing, and perhaps Anne Hathaway knows that first-hand. By the time she won her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2013, thanks to her major Oscar campaign, everyone but her closest family and friends was tired of her. Jennifer Lawrence wanted to make sure this didn’t happen to her as well.Like Anne last year, Jennifer was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “American Hustle” at the 2014 edition of the gala. She lost to Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years a Slave” and, insiders say for Radar Online, she was actually relieved this happened.
If you’ve been staying up to date with movie / Oscar news, you must know that Jennifer did very little campaigning for her category, even saying in several interviews that she wanted to take some time off and not do the media rounds for a while lest people grew sick and tired of her.
Considering she was coming off another solid Oscar run, having won in 2013 the Best Actress statuette, this was probably a very smart move on her part. So, when she heard Lupita’s name called out this Sunday at the 2014 edition of the Academy Awards, she actually breathed a huge sigh of relief.
“Jennifer said she was so relieved she didn’t win because she didn’t want to go through what Anne Hathaway experienced. She’s very aware that the backlash is already coming anyway. And it wasn’t in a mean way, she was sort of joking because her and Anne are actually friends. But she just knew that if she won the Oscar again it’d be like a target on her back,” the spy says.
After her Oscar win, Anne went away for many months, effectively stopping all media appearances and just spending the time chilling with her husband. Had Jennifer won, she couldn’t have done this to prevent the backlash, because she would have had too many movies to promote, including this year’s installment of “The Hunger Games.”
So, she just did as little campaigning for the Oscars as possible and crossed her fingers and hoped she wouldn’t win. When she didn’t, she was happy that she could just enjoy the moment and not live with the fear that people would grow sick of hearing her name at every step.
“There’s such thing as over-exposure and her name is Anne Hathaway,” the insider says for Radar. Jennifer dodged a bullet by not winning.