“Les Misérables” had anything but a miserable night at the Golden Globes on Sunday (January 13). The Tom Hooper-directed big-screen adaptation of the classic musical nabbed a number of awards, including the big one: Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical trophy.
Earlier in the night, Hugh Jackman won for Best Actor – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for his portrayal of Jean Valjean, and Anne Hathaway won for Best Supporting Actress for her work as Fantine. When the cast hit the stage to accept Best Picture, Hathaway had one or two more “thank yous” to dole out.
“I just want to say on behalf of all the actors, I want to thank our reps,” Hathaway gushed, adding, “And I forgot to thank my manager. I love you so much. Thank you for everything.”
Producer Eric Fellner took over the speech-giving reins, showing love to everyone who had a hand in bringing the musical to life. “I haven’t forgotten to thank anyone ’cause I haven’t started yet! But I will forget millions of people. It is, it was such a huge project, and there are a lot of people to thank,” he said, with the cast and Hooper standing around him.
“But the first thing I would love to say is that this room has made some amazing films and some amazing TV shows this year, and I’d like to congratulate everybody here, because it’s been incredible,” he continued. “For those films to be making money and financed by studios I think is a great future for the film business now, which is fantastic. I want to thank Tom Hooper, without whom this film wouldn’t have been made. I want to thank our amazing cast. I mean the ensemble in this film is just absolute genius.”
“Les Mis” beat out “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” and “Silver Linings Playbook” for the big prize. Next up, “Playbook” and “Les Mis” are also up for Best Picture at the Oscars in February.