'Hunger Games' star was up for Best Actress at the 2011 Academy Awards. By Jocelyn Vena
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Jennifer Lawrence has been selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to announce this year's Oscar nominees.
The "Hunger Games" actress will be joined by Academy President Tom Sherak at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on January 24 to reveal just who will be up for one of those coveted gold statues, the Academy announced on Monday (January 9). The show, airing on ABC, is set to take place on February 26 with host Billy Crystal.
Lawrence was up for Best Actress at the 2011 show for her star-making turn in "Winter's Bone." While she lost to "Black Swan" star Natalie Portman, she made headlines thanks to her body-hugging red dress.
When Lawrence was first cast in the film, which is based on the beloved novels by Suzanne Collins, fans had some reservations about whether she could fully embody the books' heroine, Katniss Everdeen. "I wasn't aware that everybody was so upset until I after I got my hair dyed, and people were like, 'Oh my gosh, blond hair can turn brown. Wow. It's a miracle,' " Lawrence told MTV News in May of last year.