J-Law lived up to her reputation as a brassy conversationalist and public speaker with a witty, charming Golden Globes acceptance speech Sunday night.
Picking up the award for Best Actress in a Comedy, the 22-year-old "Silver Linings Playbook" star delivered a speech that belied her young age.
"I beat Meryl!" Lawrence began in what some viewers thought was Meryl Streep diss, but was actually a reference to the 1996 film, "The First Wives Club."
“Once you were a terrific actress. You even got an Oscar to prove it.” Bette Midler's character says in the film, “‘I beat Meryl.’ That’s what it says.”
Some people didn't get the joke:
Words cannot express how much I LOVE Kristen Wiig. And no1 should ever mess with a legend, such as Meryl Streep— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) January 14, 2013
Hollywood took a collective gasp when Jennifer Lawrence made a joke about beating Meryl. You don't joke about Meryl! Everyone knows that.— Fortune Feimster (@fortunefunny) January 14, 2013
"Jennifer Lawrence needs to teach a workshop," VH1 suggested. They've transcribed her entire speech here:
Lawrence fans should also check out her similarly adorable acceptance speech at the Critics' Choice Awards