Anne Hathaway may have won Best Supporting Actress at Sunday night’s BAFTA awards, but her acceptance speech isn’t winning any prizes.
As Hathaway accepted the award for her role as Fantine in Les Misérables, the actress thanked nearly everyone associated with the project.
“I share this with the cast and the crew of Les Misérables, who are the most golden-hearted group of loves whose talent knocked me sideways every day,” she began before adding, “I must give special thanks to Paul Gooch, my hair and make up artist who was an oasis of calm, Tom Hooper, thank you for the grandness of your dreams and the ability to make them come true.”
Hathaway then proceeded to give a shoutout to her co-star, Eddie Redmayne, who was sick with food poisoning.
“Hey Eddie, get well soon,” she said. “I’d come and hold your hair, but, you know,” she added, holding up her award.
Hathaway then thanked the author who wrote the novel the film was based on 150 years ago.
“A very special thanks reserved for Victor Hugo without whom none of this, none of us would be here,” she stammered before adding, “Thank you so much honey, I love you, ” and blowing a kiss to her husband, Adam Shulman.
Hathaway’s speech wasn’t received very warmly on Twitter, with some users slamming the speech as being longer than her time on-screen or the entire film.
Seriously? Anne remembered to thank everybody from her hair & make-up artist to Les Miserables author Victor Hugo: ow.ly/hBZO2…
— Bridget Benjamin (@BridgetBenjamin) February 11, 2013
Anne Hathaway’s BAFTA acceptance speech was longer than her scene time in Les Miserable! HA!
— I am lauren(@itslaurenyap) February 11, 2013
After seeing Anne Hathaway’s acceptance speech for her BAFTA, I think it’s reasonable if no one is to give her any more awards…
— Shann (@leviashan) February 11, 2013
Anne Hathaway won BAFTA & thanked Victor Hugo. Her speech was longer than movie. Oscars going to give her own show for acceptance speech.
— Enty Lawyer (@entylawyer) February 11, 2013
Even the list of potential Pope’s is shorter than Anne Hathaway’s BAFTA acceptance speech.
— Will Watkins (@MCsavedmylife) February 11, 2013
You can watch Anne Hathaway’s speech below.
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