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Louisville's Jennifer Lawrence nominated for Best Actress

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB/AP) -- Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated for Best Actress for her role in the movie Joy.

This is the fourth time Lawrence has been nominated for an Oscar. In 2013 she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in American Hustle. In 2013 she won the Oscar for Best Actress in Silver Linings Playbook.

She was also nominated for Best Actress in 2011 for her performance in Winter's Bone. 

The Oscar nominees for supporting actress are: Jennifer Jason Leigh, "The Hateful Eight"; Rooney Mara, "Carol"; Rachel McAdams, "Spotlight"; Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl"; and Kate Winslet, "Steve Jobs."

The Oscar nominees for Best Actor are: Bryan Cranston, "Trumbo," Matt Damon, "The Martian"; Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"; Michael Fassbender, "Steve Jobs"; and Eddie Redmayne, "The Danish Girl."

The Oscar nominees for best picture are: "The Big Short," "Bridge of Spies," "Brooklyn," "Mad Max: Fury Road," "The Martian," "The Revenant," "Room" and "Spotlight."

The brutal frontier saga "The Revenant" led the 88th annual Academy Awards with 12 nominations.

The strong showing for "The Revenant," including a best actor nod for Leonardo DiCaprio, follows its win at the Golden Globes. It sets director Alejandro Inarritu for a possible back-to-back win following his best-picture winning "Birdman."

George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" followed with 10 nominations, including best picture. Ridley Scott's sci-fi epic "The Martian" landed 7 nominations, including best picture, but no best director nod for Scott.

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