Jennifer tumbles on steps leading up to the stage

Jennifer Lawrence was left red-faced at the Oscars last night when she fell over while making her way on stage to collect the Best Actress award.

The 22-year-old star – who won for her role as widow Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook – was given a standing ovation by the crowd after she tripped up on the steps.

‘Thank you so much,’ said Jennifer.

‘This
is nuts. You guys are only standing up because I fell and you feel bad. That
was embarrassing.’

Losing her balance on stage isn’t the first awkward moment that Jennifer has endured during this year’s awards season.

At the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards last month, her Dior dress appeared to split as she went to pick up her gong.

Dior later explained that the gown was actually designed in layers and that Jennifer had just revealed some skin when she hitched it up. 

Jennifer admitted that she’d been worried before heading to the Oscars yesterday.

‘The process today was so stressful. It was kind of fun, but it was mostly chaotic, yeah,’ said Jennifer.

‘I just woke up and tried on a dress, and it fit, thank God, and then I took a shower… and then I got my hair and make-up done, and then I came to the Oscars.’

Watch Jennifer Lawrence trip up at the Oscars

Full list of winners at the Oscars 2013:

BEST PICTURE: Argo

BEST ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln

BEST ACTRESS: Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables

BEST DIRECTOR: Ang Lee – Life of Pi

BEST ANIMATED FILM: Brave

BEST ANIMATED SHORT: Paperman

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Inocente

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT: Curfew – Shawn Christensen

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Argo – Chris Terrio

BEST SONG: Skyfall – Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Life of Pi – Mychael Danna

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Life of Pi

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Searching for Sugar Man

BEST SOUND MIXING: Les Miserables

BEST SOUND EDITING: Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall

BEST FILM EDITING: Argo

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Amour

BEST MAKE-UP: Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell – Les Misérables

BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Jacqueline Durran – Anna Karenina

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Claudio Miranda – Life of Pi

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: Lincoln

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