Jennifer Lawrence falls on Oscar stage

Jennifer Lawrence falls down at the Oscars. Photo/AP
Jennifer Lawrence falls down at the Oscars. Photo/AP

Jennifer Lawrence fell as she walked up the stairs to accept her award for best actress at the Oscars.

The Silver Linings Playbook actress beat out octogenarian Emanuelle Riva to win the Oscar for best actress.

She stumbled on her gown as she walked up the stairs to accept the award.

Les Miserables star Hugh Jackman jumped up from his chair to help her up.

Lawrence acknowledged the mishap when she got a standing ovation from the audience members at the ceremony.

She said: "You're only standing because I tripped and that's really embarassing."

- nzherald.co.nz

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