Yep, that happened.
Jennifer Lawrence, no stranger to awkward awards show stair moments, fell on her way to accept her Oscar for best actress. That’s probably every woman’s ultimate fear in that kind of situation, right? But Lawrence handled it with such charm and humility her fall made everyone fall that much more in love with her (not to mention she fell beautifully–I mean, look at that photo!). “You guys are just standing up ’cause you feel bad that I fell and that’s really embarrassing but thank you,” she said when she finally made it to the podium.
So, what happened exactly?
“What do you mean what happened? Look at my dress. I tried to walk up stairs in this dress that’s what happened,” she explained to a reporter during her hilarious winner’s press conference (which you must watch below), after taking a shot backstage. “What went through my mind when I fell down? A bad word. That I can’t say. That starts with ‘F.’”
“I knew it was the one,” she told WWD (pre-fall) of the challenging but gorgeous dress. “I mean, we had to take like six inches off the train because it was a little ridiculous, and it still is ridiculous, but I love it.”
She was also hungry, as she told several reporters on the red carpet. “McDonald’s is right there. Can someone get it for me? I just want a freaking Happy Meal. I can eat it in the bathroom.”
I mean, could she be any more awesome? As flawless as Michelle Obama was last night, Lawrence definitely wins the Oscars for us on all counts. Here’s to many more wins and awkward awards show stair moments.