Oscars 2013: Anne Hathaway scoops best supporting actress prize

The 30-year-old actress beats off competition from Sally Field and Helen Hunt to claim the award for her role in Les Misérables


It was looking likely from the very start of awards season, but tonight Anne Hathaway has completed her set of accolades by scooping the best supporting actress for her performance as Fantine in Les Misérables.


The 30-year-old has previously won the Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe and Bafta awards for her role in the film adaptation of the hit West End and Broadway musical. 

Following her win, the actress – who looked tearful as she collected her award from Christopher Plummer – thanked her co-star Hugh Jackman, the film’s cast and crew, musical creator and producer Cameron Mackintosh and director Tom Hooper.

Hathaway begun her acceptance speech with the words, “It came true”, before going on to say that in the future, “Let’s hope the misfortunes of Fantine will be found only in stories and never more in real life.”

Les Misérables has topped box offices worldwide and took home the prize for best musical or comedy at the Golden Globe Awards back in January. Its star-studded cast includes Oscar-nominated Hugh Jackman alongside Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. 


Cameron Mackintosh’s musical has been seen on stage by a global audience of 60 million and is based on Victor Hugo’s 19th century novel about ex-convict Jean Valjean. It has eight Oscar nominations, including best picture, best original song and best costume design.