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Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I"
Though it's definitely possible that the "Hunger Games" saga would've been a box office sensation without Jennifer Lawrence leading the way as Katniss Everdeen, she is -- by anyone's metric -- the perfect thespian for the role. Her sternness, resourcefulness, angst, and emotionality feel real and inhabited; the sheer gravitas coruscates onscreen. Jennifer Lawrence is not only the clear winner in this category because "Mockingjay: Part I" is the biggest movie of the year; she's the winner because she's successfully projected the contemplative, arthouse intensity of "Winter's Bone" into a huge franchise character and captivated viewers with her sage confidence.