Ovation: Anne Hathaway’s Oscar.
It’s not often that I see a movie performance and know, without a doubt, that I have witnessed an award-winning performance. But when I saw Anne Hathaway’s portrayal of Fantine in Les Misérables I was certain that I would see her on stage come Oscar night.
Now, with only two days until this year’s Academy Awards are presented, her portrayal of the young Parisian girl who becomes pregnant, is abandoned by her baby’s father and is eventually forced by circumstances to become a prostitute and sell her hair to support her daughter. The centerpiece of Hathaway’s performance is her rendition of I Dreamed A Dream.
Her performance has already won Best Supporting Actress awards from the Austin Film Critics Association, the BAFTA Awards, Boston Online Film Critics Association, Broadcast Film Critics Association, Central Ohio Film Critics Association, Florida Film Critics Circle, Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, Golden Globes, Houston Film Critics Society, Kansas City film Critics Circle, Las Vegas Film Critics Society, London Critics Circle Film Awards, Satellite Awards, Screen Actors Guild, Southeastern Film Critics Association and the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association. She has been nominated for several additional awards that have yet to be announced … including the Academy Award.
I’m confident that Hathaway will win on Sunday night. Do you agree?
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