Golden Globes: Hugh Jackman of 'Les Miserables' wins Best Musical Film Actor
Hugh Jackman has won the 2013 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical for his role as Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables," marking his first win and second nomination.
The winners were announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on January 13. Jackman beat Jack Black of "Bernie," Bradley Cooper of "Silver Linings Playbook," Bill Murray of "Hyde Park on Hudson" and Ewan McGregor of "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen."
"I was kicking myself for not getting the flu shot but it appears you don't need one - I feel great!" he said in his acceptance speech.
He called the movie a "project of passion" and thanked the cast and crew, director Tom Hooper and his wife.
"She's the greatest woman in the world," he said.
In "Les Miserables," 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. Anne 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 she and Jackman 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.)
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."
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.
Watch the trailer and extended scenes and interviews from "Les Miserables" below./p>