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Jennifer Lawrence won hearts when she tripped on the way up to the stage to collect her Oscar for Best Actress on Sunday night. When she finally got to the stage she said, "You guys are just standing up because I fell and you feel bad. That was embarrassing." Watch:

When someone asked her "What happened?" in the press room she said: "What do you mean, what happened? Look at my dress. I tried to walk up stairs in this dress. That's what happened. I think I just stepped on the fabric and they wax the stairs." 

As for what was going through her head? "Uh, a bad word that I can't say. That starts with 'F.'"

She had been drinking:

Of course, she totally won people over with the fall: 

Though, as Steve Martin noted it will be an Oscar clip that will life in infamy: 

Just wait for the J-Law trip truthers: 

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