Actress Anne Hathaway has won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her performance in “Les Miserables” on Jan. 27 at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are presented by SAG-AFTRA and honor the best performances in film and television. Tonight’s show broadcast around the world from the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium.
This is the first Screen Actors Guild Award win and fourth nomination for Anne Hathaway.
“Les Miserables,” is based on the Victor Hugo novel and the very popular musical production launched in the 1980’s and chronicles the life of Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert (Russell Crowe) after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Anne Hathaway) daughter, Cosette (Amanda Seyfried). The fateful decision changes their lives forever.
“Les Miserables” has been nominated for a total of four Screen Actors Guild Awards this evening. With nominations other nominations for:
- Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
- Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role to Hugh Jackman
Anne Hathaway has also been nominated for Academy Award for her performance in “Les Miserables.” The film has garnered a total of eight Oscars, including nominations for Best Picture and Best Actor to Hugh Jackman. The Academy Awards will be presented on the last Sunday in February.
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com