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Anyone else noticing a major lack of hilarious moments and off-the-cuff antics during this year's awards shows? Well, there's an undeniable reason for that.

Jennifer Lawrence and her unreliable filter have so far been absent from the 2015 awards season, but that all changed when she appeared at the Producers' Guild Awards.

While presenting an award to Jon Feltheimer, the CEO of Lionsgate, JLaw turned on that trademark wit:

I normally say no to this kind of thing on the account of my crippling anxiety and the unbreakable bond between woman and couch. But I when I heard it was for Feltheimer, I had to say yes because I just assumed that I was contractually obligated but then when I found out that I wasn't, I had already picked out this dress.

Hilarious. "The unbreakable bond between woman and couch" is a force so powerful that it knows no age or gender, only that crushing pull that leads you to watch three seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer before you realize that dusk and dawn have come and gone.

Of course, being the queen of controversial quips, she didn't stop there. Her latest entry into the Comedy Bible of JLaw fits right in with the rest of them. Here's her five most honest moments that almost landed her in major hot water (if she weren't the wonder that is Jennifer Lawrence).

1. Disses Hunger Games at Producers' Guild Awards

In addition to the good-natured teasing she sent Feltheimer's way, Lawrence even took a joking shot at the franchise that made her a superstar.

Jon was charged to ensure that Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games incredible trilogy of books was respectfully brought to life in four films and it was a…large f—king failure!

Yep, she joked that some of the highest-grossing movies of all time were a failure, managing to stay adorable while dropping F-bombs. Obviously, it was a joke, but with superfans these days getting up in arms whenever anything negative is said about the books and movies they love, it might have backfired, but because it's Jennifer Lawrence, it didn't. This only part of the reason she is a national treasure that needs to be protected at all costs.

2. Shading Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes

When Lawrence won her Golden Globe in 2013 for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, the first thing she said to the crowd was a triumphant, "Oh, what does it say? I beat Meryl!" Despite the fact that she was obviously making a joke and (perhaps less obviously) quoting the First Wives Club, the remark still caused a stir. Considering Meryl Streep could get nominated for a two-minute cameo in a Nicolas Cage movie, I'm going to go ahead and declare this a welcome joke.

3. Making a rape joke at Cannes Film Festival

This one is much more controversial but much less widely reported. At the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Vulture reported that upon seeing [Gravity](movie:41913) director Alfonso Cuarón, Lawrence yelled, "I broke out my rape scream for you!" He was apparently thrilled with this greeting, but some websites took her to task for the "insensitive remark." Honestly, I'm surprised this went relatively underreported.

4. Insulting a prominent Animal Rights group

During a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone, Lawrence went on record saying "Screw PETA!" And, she definitely didn't mean her Hunger Games love interest.

The remark came in response to a scene in Winter's Bone in which her character guts a squirrel, which was apparently a real squirrel hit by a truck. Though PETA was reliably quick to respond with a statement, JLaw shrugged it off, and it has not haunted her.

5. Admitting to being drunk on set of Catching Fire

During a promotional Global Google+ Hangout for [The Hunger Games: Catching Fire](movie:303520), Josh Hutcherson described one day where he and Jennifer were running around "like idiots" while Woody Harrelson tried to film a scene. Immediately, JLaw proclaimed, "We were drunk! That was fun. That was the first time I've ever drank at work."

When Hutcherson responded, "But certainly not the last," people freaked out a little bit. But, that's just the side effect of being a little too honest, you're always going to hear it from critics. Lawrence has only one response, however.

And that's to keep doing her.

So yes, there will be some gaffes (I haven't even gotten into her comments on weight or her cat), but mostly this just shows what a relentless and endearing force Lawrence is in our world. I, for one, wouldn't have her any other way.


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