The website for the Golden Globes revealed Anne Hathaway as the winner of the Best Actress category Thursday, 4 days before the Awards Ceremony. The alleged error was quickly removed, but not before half the world saw it. The Golden Globe Awards aren’t until this Sunday, but apparently the guy who runs their website has no idea because yesterday, a gold star appeared in front of Anne Hatahway’s name for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture -Drama.” The star, which denotes the winners in each category, has since been removed and a publicist for the Golden Globes plans on releasing a statement today. Just as soon as he figures out how to explain why the website shot its wad so early. Anne Hathaway, played Kym Buchman, the central character in “Rachel Getting Married,” gives a best actress performance. Congratulations to Anne Hathaway cause you have every reason to start celebrating early. And someone is totally getting fired ASAP.
Well, since Anne Hathaway’s already won the Golden Globe, I think it’s fair to put this one on Oscar Watch. Her name is no longer starred on the Golden Globe site, though we certainly hope they don’t go and give her award to Kristin Scott Thomas on the count of their very own huge fuck up! The other nominees are Angelina Jolie for “Changeling,” Meryl Streep for “Doubt,” Kristin Scott Thomas for “I’ve Loved You So Long” and Kate Winslet for “Revolutionary Road.”
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.) is an American actress. She made her acting debut in the 1999 television series Get Real, but her first prominent role was in Disney’s family comedy The Princess Diaries (2001), which established her career. She continued to appear in family films over the next three years, and she had the lead roles in Ella Enchanted and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (both 2004). Hathaway wanted to break the “G-rated” image, and consequently, in 2005 she co-starred in the adult-themed Havoc and Brokeback Mountain, both requiring nude scenes, as well as The Devil Wears Prada (2006), in which she starred opposite Meryl Streep. That film has become the highest-grossing film of her career. Becoming Jane, in which she stars as Jane Austen, was released in 2007.
Her acting style has been compared to that of Judy Garland and Audrey Hepburn,and she cites Hepburn as her favorite actress and Streep as her idol. People magazine named her one of 2001’s breakthrough stars and in 2006 she was listed as one of the world’s 50 Most Beautiful People. Hathaway began appearing in less comedic-oriented films after The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. She said that “anybody who was a role model for children needs a reprieve”, although she also noted that “it’s lovely to think that my audience is growing up with me”, a reference to her previous status as a children’s actress. She voiced a version of Little Red Riding Hood in Hoodwinked! (2005), which received generally mixed reviews. That same year, Hathaway was cast in the mature-rated Havoc (2005), in which she played a spoiled socialite. In a surprise move, Hathaway was featured in several nude and sexual scenes throughout the film . She also appeared in the drama Brokeback Mountain (2005), opposite Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, appearing nude in the film as well. Havoc was not released in theatres in the United States (but was later released in other countries) because of its weak critical reception, but Brokeback Mountain won rave reviews for its depiction of a homosexual relationship in the 1960s, and received several Academy Award nominations. Hathaway asserted that its content was more important than its award count.
Hathaway’s next film was The Devil Wears Prada (2006), in which she starred as an assistant to a powerful fashion magazine editor (Meryl Streep, whom she described as being “just divine”). Hathaway said that working on the film earned her respect in the fashion industry, but she claims that her personal style is something she “can’t get right” and instead prefers “doing the things she loves”.
In an interview with Us Weekly, Hathaway spoke about her weight loss for the film. “I basically stuck with fruit, vegetables and fish (to slim down for the movie). I wouldn’t recommend that. Emily Blunt and I would clutch at each other and cry because we were so hungry.”
Hathaway was initially cast in the 2007 comedy Knocked Up but dropped out before filming began. Writer/director Judd Apatow stated in a May 2007 issue of The New York Times Magazine that Hathaway dropped out “because she didn’t want to allow us to use real footage of a woman giving birth to create the illusion that she is giving birth.” Katherine Heigl replaced Hathaway. In an August 2007 interview with Marie Claire magazine, Hathaway commented on an unnamed film “I turned [it] down … because it was going to show a vagina — not mine, but somebody else’s. And I didn’t believe that it was actually necessary to the story.”
Hathaway was then seen in Becoming Jane, in which she stars as English writer Jane Austen, released in mid-2007. She will also star as Agent 99 in the screen adaptation of the TV series Get Smart, which will premiere in 2008.