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Jennifer Lawrence suffered a well-publicized problem with her dress as she accepted the award for "Best Female Actor in a Film" at the Screen Actors Guild awards Sunday. However, that did not take anything away from the actress' achievement at the star-studded Hollywood event.
The 22-year-old won the award for her role as Tiffany Maxwell in "Silver Linings Playbook," and her performance in the movie has been widely praised by critics and fans alike.
Prior to the event on Sunday night reports had suggested that Lawrence would miss the awards show after suffering with a bout of pneumonia. However, the actress was determined to make a showing at the event, and she will be delighted she did as she took home one of the most prestigious awards on offer on the night.
Lawrence was asked about her illness upon her arrival on the red carpet. E! News correspondent Giuliana Rancic asked how the actress was feeling.
"Everyone is scared of me, I'm like, 'I'm fine!' I had walking pneumonia, and it is highly contagious," she joked.
The actress, who is best known for her role as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games," was complimented by Rancic on her flawless appearance.
Lawrence wore a 38-carat diamond necklace, an emerald-cut 6-carat diamond studs, a diamond ring, Roger Vivier clutch and Jimmy Choo shoes.
The actress was recently mired in controversy regarding a comment that she made at the Golden Globes on Jan. 13, where she won the award for best actress in a musical or comedy for "Silver Linings Playbook."
Upon accepting the award Lawrence held up her statuette and said 'What does this say? I beat Meryl!,' which prompted critics, including actress Lindsay Lohan, to blast her as being disrespectful.
"[No one] should ever mess with a legend, such as Meryl Streep," Lohan tweeted in response to Lawrence's comment.
Lawrence defended her comments during an appearance on David Letterman's "Late Show with David Letterman."
"It was a quote from 'First Wives' Club,'" Lawrence explained. "Bette Midler was talking about a Globe. I can't believe nobody's ever done it before. She said, 'Look what it says: I beat Meryl.' It was so perfect, and I said it, and I had no idea Lindsay Lohan was going to take it to take it to the Twitterverse -- is that what it's called? I'm not on Twitter. But Twitter is very upset."