26 October 2010 2:15 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Jennifer Lawrence, the 20-year-old best actress hopeful for “Winter’s Bone” (Roadside Attractions, 6/11, trailer), received her first major nomination of the year last Monday when she was short-listed for best breakthrough actor at the Gotham Independent Film Awards (the winner of which almost always goes on to an Oscar nod). Lawrence’s personal involvement in the awards process, however, really only began this past weekend, when — during a whirlwind 48-hour trip to Los Angeles from London, where she’s shooting “X-Men: First Class” — she attended a BAFTA screening and Q&A, was feted at a cocktail party given by Roadside at Palihouse in Beverly Hills, and granted interviews to several awards bloggers, including yours truly.

Following are highlights of my 25-minute chat with the actress, who I reached on her cell while she was driving around Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon with a girlfriend who, she said, had told her »

- Scott Feinberg

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