Anne Hathaway's been collecting statues for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables, and if you've seen Tom Hooper's feature adaptation of the stage musical, it's likely that you understand why she's been praised so highly for her performance as the tragic character, a woman who turns to prostitution to support her child. Those who would suggest that there's virtually no way to find any humor in Hathaway's performance have underestimated the internet, as evidenced by this parody video.
Below is a video that went up on YouTube this week and has a woman parodying Anne Hathaway's emotional rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" by turning it into a pitch for an Oscar. Here it is, for your consideration...
After winning best supporting actress at the SAG Awards, Golden Globes and Critics Choice, ANNE HATHAWAY reminds the Academy, one last time, why she must (and will) win at the 85th Academy Awards.
"...And now I know this role will be my ticket to a Best Supporting. Members of the Academy, please don't forget Anne with an E…..eeeeeee…."
I'd be a complete liar if I tried to claim I didn't sit in my seat with an acute case of the sniffles as Anne sang Fantine's heart out during the "I Dreamed a Dream" scene in Les MIserables, but I also admit, the above video made me laugh. And it really helps that the woman can sing.
Hathaway has won numerous awards for Les Miserables, including a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She's up against Amy Adams (The Master), Sally Field (Lincoln), Helen Hunt (The Sessions) and Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. We'll find out if she wins it Sunday, February 24.