Alright everyone, let’s start heading into some of the bests now… here’s the winner of the MAJOR Award for Best Supporting Actress.
The nominees are: Amy Adams, “The Master”, Judi Dench, “Skyfall”, Sally Field, “Lincoln”, Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”, and Maggie Smith, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”.
Click through to see which of these wonderful actresses won!
Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”
Anne Hathaway pours her heart out for all to see as the destitute, hopeless Fantine. Recently fired, and too poor to raise her own child, Fantine is forced to turn to prostitution, with disastrous results. As she hits bottom, she sings the mournful “I Dreamed a Dream”, bemoaning the miserable condition she’s found herself in and pining for a better world.
It’s then that Hathaway truly shines. Gaunt looking, dirty, and with her hair shorn, she puts every ounce of her soul into her song. It’s practically impossible not to be moved by it. She’s an excellent singer, but more importantly, an excellent actress. She’s so sorrowful in the scene that it’s difficult to describe. It sets the tone for the entire film… “I Dreamed a Dream” is easily the heart of “Les Mis”.
It’s true that she wasn’t onscreen much. I’d actually be surprised if her role wasn’t the briefest of all the nominees. Yet she makes an unforgettable contribution to the film, and to the year in film as a whole. This is a moment that people will be talking about for her entire career, and I will literally be shocked if she doesn’t win the Oscar next month.
The other nominees were wonderful as well, of course. Amy Adams was commanding and ambitious, as the cold, stern matriarch of “The Master”. Judi Dench has been a wonderful contributor to the legendary Bond franchise, and “Skyfall” was her finest role as M yet. Sally Field was a spitfire addition to “Lincoln”, and Maggie Smith lent humor and heart to “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”.
Anne Hathaway, the FMR MAJOR Award Winner for Best Supporting Actress 2012