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Golden Globes: Anne Hathaway of 'Les Miserables' wins Supporting Musical Film Actress

01/13/2013 by Corinne Heller

Anne Hathaway has won the 2013 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for her role as Fantine in "Les Miserables," marking her first win and third nomination.

The winners were announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on January 13. Hathaway beat Amy Adams of "The Master," Sally Field of "Lincoln," Helen Hunt of "The Sessions" and Nicole Kidman of "The Paperboy."

Hathaway thanked Field for being a "vanguard against typecasting," noting how she began her career playing "The Princess of Genovia" in "The Princess Diaries," while Field, an Oscar winner, moved on from roles such as the title part in "Norma Rae" to her recent performance as Abraham Lincoln's wife in "Lincoln."

Hathaway also thanked her mother "who I saw perform this ['Les Miserables] role when I was eight," as well as her husband, Adam Shulman, and the cast and crew of "Les Miserables," including Hugh Jackman and director Tom Hooper.

In "Les Miserables," Hugh Jackman plays an ex-convict on the run, Jean Valjean, while Russell Crowe plays the police inspector Javert, who obsessed with putting him back in jail. Hathaway stars as an impoverished, ill single mother, Fantine, who becomes a prostitute out of desperation and asks Valjean to raise her daughter, Cosette. Amanda Seyfriend plays the child when she is older.

Both Jackman and Hathaway earned individual Golden Globe nods for their performances. Both went through physical and emotionally difficult transformations for their roles. Both practically starved themselves to lose weight to appear malnourished. (Check out details about the odd diet Hathaway put herself on to lose 25 pounds for "Les Miserables".) Jackman then put on 30 pounds for the scenes in which Valjean lives a secret life as a French aristocrat. (Check out Check out 9 facts about Hugh Jackman and his "Les Miserables" experience.)

Hathaway also chopped off her hair because Fantine sells herself as part of her attempts to raise money for her daughter.

"The hair scared me more [than losing weight], because I just think being a woman, you're used to dieting - this was obviously an extreme version of that, but cutting your hair off? It's so definite," she told OTRC.com.

Hathaway's mother also played Fantine in a "Les Miserables" musical tour when the actress was seven years old.

"I'd like to think that I would have worked just as hard and I would have given myself over to it just as much, but there's just something undeniable about how real these stories felt to me," Hathaway told OTRC.com. "And, I think those emotions resonate with me on a human level as deeply as they do because I saw my mom go through it, and I felt the power of her performance, and it stayed with me - so I think that that, it did color my perception on what the piece is about."

Hathaway was previously nominated for Golden Globe Awards for her roles in the films "Love and Other Drugs" and "Rachel Getting Married." She earned an Oscar nomination in 2009 for the latter movie.

Jackman was previously nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in the 2001 film "Kate & Leopold." He is also a Tony winner -- he won one in 2004 for his role as Peter Allen in the Broadway musical "The Boy From Oz."

Watch the trailer and extended scenes and interviews from "Les Miserables" below./p>

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