Jennifer Lawrence has been named the Entertainer of the Year by the Associated Press in the annual survey of their newspaper and broadcast members and subscribers. The Katniss Everdeen actress edged out pop star Miley Cyrus by one vote.
There were 70 ballots submitted by U.S. editors and news directors. Voters were asked to consider who had the most influence on entertainment and culture in 2013.
Jennifer started the year with an Oscar win for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook, fueled her box-office presence by Catching Fire and is wrapping up the year once again with a critically acclaimed performance in American Hustle.
The 23-year-old actress “is not only talented and beautiful, but comes off as incredibly intelligent, genuine, funny and well-spoken in her public appearances and interviews,” writes Kristi Runyan of The Derrick and The News-Herald Newspapers in Oil City, Pa. “It’s refreshing to see a young woman not squandering her talent and success by succumbing to the temptations many do in Hollywood and who actively speaks about the ridiculous behavior of some of her peers.”