oh, you mean American Hustle, the movie where she played one of the main characters?
Sure, she played one of the main characters, but that doesn’t mean she had the same amount of screen time as her co-stars.
Mr. Cassidy wagered that there wasn’t much of a gap in the screen time between the two nominated leads of his film. But Christian Bale actually has 60 minutes of screen to Amy Adams’s 46 minutes, a significant difference even in an ensemble movie. Among their supporting category counterparts, Bradley Cooper’s 41 screen minutes double Jennifer Lawrence’s 20.
So yeah, maybe she got paid less because she was in the movie WAY less? Nah, let’s just call it sexism.