|Jennifer Lawrence on the red carpet at the 83rd Academy Awards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Maybe Jennifer Lawrence didn't get that sandwich in time.
The actress, who joked on the red carpet that she hadn't eaten all day, wound up tripping on the stairs on her way to accept her Oscar for Best Actress for "Silver Linings Playbook."
But she managed to go on with the show. As she gripped her Oscar she told the crowd standing in support, "You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell and that’s really embarrassing. But thank you."
The down-to-earth actress explained back stage what it was like when she hit the ground. "Was that on purpose? Absolutely! What happened? What do you mean what happened — look at my dress! I tried to walk up stairs in this dress, that's what happened. I tried to walk upstairs and stepped on the fabric. They waxed the stairs. What was going through my mind? A bad word that I can't say that starts with F."
This isn’t the first time the "Hunger Games" star has experienced an awkward moment during this awards season. At the Screen Actors Guild awards, the star caused some buzz when she appeared to have ripped her dress when she stood up.
It was later explained that the Dior gown simply had an odd construction that included sheer layers of tulle.
But with her own silver lining -- in the form of a golden statuette -- we're sure she didn't mind a little stumble.