Jennifer Lawrence Is the Highest Paid Oscar Nominee in 2016
Move over little gold man, we've got a woman bringing home the big gold this year. Curious who the highest paid Oscar nominee will be at Sunday night's award show? That would be none other than outspoken feminist Jennifer Lawrence. Not only is she the youngest person to accrue four Oscar nods to her name, but J.Law also beat out every single one of her acting cohorts (males included) in all categories in terms of cash payment from the 2014-2015 season, bringing in $52 million dollars according to Forbes.
That's nearly twice as much as the second highest-paid Oscar nominee Leo DiCaprio, who brought in $29 million. And if you're wondering where Lawrence's Best Actress competition (Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan, Charlotte Rampling, and Cate Blanchett) stand on Forbes' money list, they don't even rank. Robert Downey Jr. tops the list of highest paid performers, bringing in $80 million for Avengers, but we won't be seeing him at Sunday night's ceremony.
Sounds like the sticking up for herself that she wrote about in last year's Lenny Essay really paid off for the Joy star. "I'm over trying to find the 'adorable' way to state my opinion and still be likable," she wrote. "F*ck that. I don't think I've ever worked for a man in charge who spent time contemplating what angle he should use to have his voice heard. It's just heard." She stated her opinion and Hollywood listened. Though it is important to note that not all of J.Law's money came from film—she's also a face of Dior.
Green with envy? Ditto.
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