Anne Hathaway won her first Oscar last night for her scene stealing performance as Fantine in Les Miserables, and the highlight of her speech came from acknowledging her husband, Adam Shulman. She talked about her husband last night during the backstage press interviews at the Academy Awards.
“He’s just made everything better, and clearer, and more real” said Hathaway, who was previously nominated for her work in Rachel Getting Married. “And that’s all I’m going to say, thank you!”
Hathaway was also asked by a reporter if she would ever relinquish her underdog status now that she’s an Oscar winner. Although the actress was still on cloud nine, she says being an underdog is natural for her.
“You’re always looking for the next job, you’re always thinking at the end of one, it doesn’t matter what’s happened before, (you think) no one’s ever going to hire me again,” added Hathaway.”
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Ben Affleck can be very proud tonight. His film Argo won Best Picture, garnering him his second Academy Award (his first was back in 1998 for writing Good Will Hunting with Matt Damon). Despite not being nominated for best director, which disappointed him, Affleck said that he realized other acclaimed directors such as Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master), Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), and Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained) weren’t nominated as well, which made him think it was just a very tough year in the best director category.
Quentin Tarantino won his second Academy Award tonight for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for Django Unchained, which he also directed.
The film was marred in controversy due to its abundance of racial slurs and violence throughout the film. While many critics and audiences loved the movie, many simply hated the film and made no secret how they felt. Backstage at the Academy Awards, Quentin Tarantino said that he thinks it’s good to debate over the film, which was something he really wanted for it.
Jennifer Lawrence won her first Academy Award tonight for Best Actress, starring in Silver Linings Playbook. Lawrence, who was nominated in 2011 for Best Actress (for the drama Winter’s Bone) said backstage after winning tonight that she was not as nervous today before the show, despite not eating anything. She went on to say that it was a lot easier this time around.
Adele won her first Academy Award tonight for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song for the James Bond film Skyfall. Adele has also won nine Grammy Awards, and was asked backstage after winning the Oscar if she plans to win the two other most prestigious awards in the industry, an Emmy Ward and a Tony Award.