Is Jennifer Lawrence On Her Way To Becoming A Bigger Star Than Kristen Stewart? Vote!

Mon, June 20, 2011 2:39pm EDT by 43 Comments

‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘X-Men’ star has already been invited to join the Motion Picture Academy and we’ve confirmed that Kristen Stewart is still not a member!

The Hunger Games movie hasn’t even come out yet and Jennifer Lawrence is already a household name! The actress is currently wowing theater-goers as Mystique in X-Men: First Class, she’s filming the coveted role of Katniss in North Carolina, and she has an Oscar nomination under her belt for Winter’s Bone. The Hunger Games trilogy has been described as the “new Twilight” and the movies are sure to skyrocket the main actors towards international fame, just as Twilight has done for Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. But Jennifer has something that Kristen doesn’t — an invite to join the Motion Picture Academy!

HollywoodLife.com spoke to a rep from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today, and they confirmed to us that Kristen Stewart has yet to be invited to become a member of the esteemed association. Jennifer was invited on Friday, although this does not automatically make her a member as she has to fill out an acceptance form. It is a big honor to be invited however, so it is assumed Jennifer will accept and join the esteemed members of Hollywood who vote for the Oscars!

By garnering an Oscar nomination, you are automatically considered for membership. But that isn’t the only way to be considered for an invitation. The Academy website explains: “Membership in the Academy is by invitation of the Board of Governors and is limited to those who have achieved distinction in the arts and sciences of motion pictures. A candidate must be sponsored by at least two members of the branch for which the person may qualify. Each proposed member must first receive the endorsement of the branch’s executive committee before his/her name is submitted to the Board.”

Are you surprised that Kristen has not been invited yet? Do you think that as Jennifer Lawrence picks up steam she’ll surpass Kristen Stewart in fame? Will The Hunger Games be bigger than Twilight? Express your thoughts below and cast your vote!

Reporting by Sandra Clark