Jennifer Lawrence as Joy Mangano
Joy is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film, written and directed by David O. Russell and starring Jennifer Lawrence as Joy Mangano, a self-made millionaire who created her own business empire. Mangano was a divorced mother with three children in the early 1990s when she invented the Miracle Mop and became an overnight success, after which she patented many other products, often selling on the Home Shopping Network and QVC. The film is a semi-fictional and inspirational portrayal of how Mangano overcame personal and professional obstacles to rise to the top.
Joy received a wide theatrical release on December 25, 2015, and is distributed by 20th Century Fox. It earned mixed reviews from critics, who praised Lawrence’s performance but criticized the writing and pace of the film, particularly the first half. Joy received two Golden Globe Award nominations including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and a win for Lawrence for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Lawrence also received a nomination for Best Actress at the 88th Academy Awards.
The diversity issue: Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett and Lupita Nyong’o smoulder on Vanity Fair cover featuring women from different ethnic backgrounds as Oscars is engulfed by race row
- The special cover features some of Hollywood’s biggest power players, including Oscar nominees Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Brie Larson, Charlotte Rampling and Saoirse Ronan
- Rising star Alicia Vikander and 2014 Oscars darling Lupita Nyong’o also join screen legends such as Dame Helen Mirren and Diane Keaton for the glamorous shoot
- The cover, shot by revered photographer Annie Leibovitz, is published as Tinseltown’s award season gets into full swing
- See the latest on Oscar nominees as they pose for Vanity Fair at www.dailymail.co.uk/oscars
Hollywood’s leading ladies have gathered to bring some serious star power to Vanity Fair’s 2016 Hollywood issue.
This year’s Best Actress Academy Award contenders Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Brie Larson, Charlotte Rampling and Saoirse Ronan all take centre stage in the stunning spread, shot by revered photographer Annie Leibovitz.
The women all dressed in black for the 22nd edition of the publication’s annual Tinseltown special.
Cate and Jennifer are both nominated for Academy Awards for Actress in a Leading Role for their work in Carol and Joy, respectively.
Aussie beauty Cate, 46, showed off her enviable figure in a plunging, spaghetti strap gown as she leaned against Viola in the dreamy shot.
Her blonde tresses were parted off to the side and styled in soft curls, with the dramatic look complimented with bold, dark eyeliner.
Jennifer, 25, leaned back against the How To Get Away with Murder star in a form-fitting, sleeveless dress, as her blonde locks were slicked back into a chic up-do.
Two-time Oscar winner – and star of Netflix’s Grace and Frankie – Jane modeled a shimmery, sequined ensemble along with classic, black pumps.
The star – who recently garnered a Golden Globes nomination for her work in Youth – looked younger than her 78 years as she stared demurely at the camera, with her short locks combed back and out of her face, highlighting her luminous skin.