Anne Hathaway Wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar For 'Les Miserables'
Anne Hathaway, 30, might have thought she hit it big last year when she hosted the Oscars with James Franco, 34, but America's new sweetheart hadn't seen anything yet, as last night's 85th Academy Awards proved, when she took away her first Oscar, a win for Best Supporting Actress in a motion picture for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables, also starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Helena Bonham Carter.
Hatahway kissed her husband, Adam Shulman, 31, and hugged costar Jackman, 44, before she approached the stage to the music of "Do You Hear the People Sing," and her speech was heartfelt and emotional. "It came true," she said, staring lovingly at her statue. "Thank you so much to the Academy for this and for nominating me with Helen Hunt, Jacki Weaver, Amy Adams and Sally Field. I look up to you all so much and it's just been such an honor. Thank you. There are so many people whose generosity and support is the reason I'm standing here right now. I must thank Hugh Jackman. Hugh, you're the best," she said.
Hathaway's thanks to her husband was also effusive. "By far and away, the greatest moment of my life is the one when you walked into it. I love you so much. And thank you for this."
Hathaway ended her speech with a note of social commentary. "Here's hoping that someday in the not too distant future the misfortunes of Fantine will only be found in stories and never in real life. Thank you."
But it wasn't until Hathaway got backstage that she got really emotional, openly crying as she explained her opening Oscars statement, saying, "I had a dream. And it came true. And it can happen. And it's wonderful."