Is Anne Hathaway working with a team of writers to craft her Oscar speech?

Anne Hathaway is the closest thing to a sure thing at this year’s Oscars. I don’t know if Daniel Day-Lewis or Hugh Jackman will win Best Actor. I don’t know if Jessica Chastain or Jennifer Lawrence will win Best Actress. I have no idea who will win Best Supporting Actor – AT ALL. But we’ll have a better idea after this Sunday’s SAG Awards, and even then… Anne is the one guarantee. She’s the safest bet. The Best Supporting Actress Oscar is hers to lose. So would it be so crazy to learn that she’s already practicing her acceptance speech? That’s what Star Magazine claims, although… of course, Anne’s rep shot down the report really, really quickly. According to Star’s sources:

Despite getting groans for feigning overwhelming emotion during her Golden Globes acceptance speech for her role in Les Misérables, the actress is “planning another cringeworthy monologue for the Oscars.”

Anne is “so sure she will win that she is planning another visceral monologue for the Oscars. She is working with a team of writers to develop a worthy speech as her last. She has also recently turned her NYC pad into her rehearsal stage.”

A friend says, “If she doesn’t win for Best Supporting Actress, it’ll take all her acting skills to hide her disappointment.”

Hathaway is “obsessing over every other aspect of the big night, turning her NYC pad into an Oscar rehearsal center. Anne’s dedicated three rooms for fittings, makeup tests and to practice her red carpet interviews.”

[From Rumor Fix & Gossip Cop]

Anne’s rep says the report is “all rubbish… She has not practiced a speech nor is she working with a team of writers. It’s all 100 percent fabricated. Also, she hasn’t been back to New York for the past two weeks and probably won’t be there before Oscars, so it’s beyond ridiculous to suggest she turned her NY apartment into a rehearsal space.”

Here’s the thing, though – while I doubt that Anne is, like, creating a “rehearsal space” and “working with a team of writers” for her acceptance speech, I wouldn’t doubt that she IS practicing her speech. Who wouldn’t, you know? It’s absolutely harmless. I will admit that I too practice my Oscar acceptance speech, and I’m not even the safest-bet nominee!!! I start out my speech with an off-color joke and then I thank Jack Nicholson for his Midas Touch casting couch. Y’all should definitely try to figure out what you’re going to say if and when you win an Oscar. It’s a great way to kill time when you’re working out too!

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Ms Kay says:

    To Infinity and Beyond Annoying. A film directed by, written by, starring with, soundtrack recorded by, special effects by, end rolling credits with : Anne Hathaway.

    Winner in all Oscars categories, making history.

  2. Lemony says:

    I have no problem believing this story!

  3. Rachel says:

    Oh my God she seriously needs to stop! I am getting SO embarrassed by her.

  4. valleymiss says:

    She’s like a real-life Rachel Berry. She’s just too much. Any love or goodwill I had for her when she hosted the Oscars with Bonehead Franco has been effectively killed.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Hahaha Rachel true..and probably a one-hour nightly skin ritual too.

    • CG says:

      See, her Oscar hosting gig had the opposite effect on me. I totally understand that she was really desperately trying to overcompensate for Franco just refusing to do anything, and she shouldn’t have been put in that position and it was unfair, etc. But every time she would introduce a presenter, she would scream, “Wooooo!” After the first couple times, I turned to my roommate and was like, “Jesus, can she stop doing that?” But she did it every. single. time. So even though I felt bad for her because he was an ass, she got on my nerves. And she’s been on my nerves ever since, especially with her non-stop Oscar campaigning!

      • valleymiss says:

        I remember posting at the time that I didn’t love Anne at the Oscars…but she was at least trying. Overall, Anne just needs to relax. I actually don’t mind that she’s practicing a speech (when you don’t rehearse it, you’re Jodie Foster and ppl say you’re rambling, so you can’t win either way). But, her Gg speech really sickened me. It was just over the top and it’s clear that Anne bases her entire self-image on approval from others. I mean, I know that’s all actors in a nutshell…but still.

    • Samantha says:

      Oh my god, you’re right–she IS Rachel Berry.

  5. Eve says:

    Her ‘friend’ sounds like a bit of a bitch :D Delightful!

  6. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    This is really OT, but I miss her long hair :(

  7. Post-Its says:

    Oh, she’s totally practicing her Oscar speech/fake tears in the mirror every night. One of the reasons her GG was so cringe worthy(and there were MANY reasons) is because it was so contrived.

    Someone needs to sit down in a chair and have her watch Adele’s adorable speech over and over again. Clockwork Orange style.

  8. Aubra says:

    If she wins an oscar or gets pregnant she’ll never STFU

  9. carrie says:

    the “source” (an imaginative intern who writes for STAR MAG)is bitchy LOL

  10. Alexis says:

    LOL. This is false story I bet. Just say what’s in your heart if you get to that point. There is no award for the perfect speech lol all real heart felt speeches that has some humility are great imo.
    That said I don’t think she has a chance to win. The win will be more like between JC and JL more like JC will win.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      OK if I am comparing JL to JC…I say it should go to JLaw mainly bc I felt like she had way more drama to portray, and more scenes/speaking. All JC had to do was cry in 2 scenes and yell at her boss for 45 seconds..I just didnt find that Oscar-worthy..and I can’t comment on AH bc I didnt see Les Mis, but just from the trailers and reading all she had to do for the part, plus the singing and drama, I would say she prob deserves it most…until this stupid campaign trail she unabashedly has blazed through!!! That kind of ruins it for her, IMHO

    • carrie says:

      Anne hathaway is in the supporting actress category whereas JLaw and Chastain are in the lead actress category and Hathaway will win

    • bns says:

      I don’t blame actors for practicing their speeches. There’s no way I’d be able to improvise in an auditorium full of famous faces with millions watching at home.

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      I am still rooting for Amy Adams, plus I want AnnE to lose more than ever, when it comes to lead actress, I think neither JLaw nor JChas are going to win, it will go to Emanuelle Riva from Amour.

  11. lizzard1012 says:

    I saw Les Mis and don’t even think she should get the Oscar, but that’s just my opinion. Don’t get me wrong, she did a great job, but she was hardly even in the movie!

    • Shira says:

      Oh, but she’ll get the reward for the sacrifice! She nearly died starving herself for the role, or have you not heard?

      God, I used to LOVE her.
      This is sad.

      • lizzard1012 says:

        No, I knew she took drastic measures to lose the weight, I just don’t think people should be rewarded simply for losing or gaining weight. She’s said she won’t even share how she did it because it was so drastic. So we’re supposed to hand her over an Oscar for starving herself? I’m sorry but there are very talented women in her category that probably deserve it more…

    • Irishae says:

      I just saw it yesterday and agree. She lost some weight and sang in a couple of scenes. Yawn. I still haven’t jumped on the AH-hater bandwagon, but the hype for this is overwrought.

      I’m rooting for Sally Field on this one, I was very impressed by her performance.

    • LAK says:

      Time on screen is no bar for giving a memorable performance. Judy Dench managed it in 10mins total on screen for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and walked away with the oscar.

      • MisJes says:

        Yes, but AnnE barely managed to steal Les Miserables, IMO.

        Truth be told, even though I went into the film fully aware of the reports on AnnE’s “amazing” performance, by the time I left the theatre – I had actually forgotten her. I was mesmerized by the performance of Samantha Barks, she was absolutely fantastic! I thought Eddie Redmayne did wonderful too.

  12. carrie says:

    one week without Anne Hathaway’s desperate desire of Oscar gossip is very boring.Thank you STAR Mag!

  13. LadyMTL says:

    I’m not a huge fan of hers but I have trouble believing that she’d actually be “crafting” an acceptance speech. Practicing one, yes…I would hope so because tbh I hate long, rambly off the cuff speeches.

    That said, I think whatever she does say will be eyeroll inducing and so on but probably not crafted down to the letter.

  14. jetgyro says:

    I don’t think she is a sure thing to win. There may be a voter backlash against her for the relentless campaigning she has been doing for the past six months. Nobody has even seen the movie yet when she was already campaigning for the award.

  15. Nan says:

    I HOPE she does work with some writers. She could really use other peoples’ perspective and some guidance to rein in this horrible gushing. She deserves to win , so I’d really like to see her making it into a good moment.

  16. Redheadwriter says:

    I hear James Franco fancies himself quite the writer. Maybe she can say he “owes” her one on the house.

  17. kibbles says:

    I’m still hoping she doesn’t win. I’d love to see the look on her face. That will be the GIF of all time.

  18. mkyarwood says:

    She needs to practice not wearing white. She has anorexia down on her arms, and it’s really showing in her virginal white gowns. Somebody get this woman a burgundy for the Oscars carpet. RED WINS.

  19. Shira says:

    I just laughed so hard at that.

    Something I definitely will not be doing during the actual speech, no matter who writes it for her.

  20. Kate says:

    Given her Globes speech (content and delivery) she damn well better be working with a team of writers and practicing.

    I’m showing my age here, but remember waaay back when Emma Thompson won best screenplay for Sense and Sensibility? I think it was at the Globes, but her speech, which she had prepared, was done in the form of what Jane Austen would say. Now that was a speech.

  21. Lisa says:

    I would never begrudge an actor who chose to work with a writer, or a team of writers, on his/her acceptance speech. Or an actor who turned his/her apartment into a rehearsal space. These people are actors. Something like a billion people watch the Oscars. They probably want to make sure they come off looking good or at least prepared. I have no problem with that.

    That said, I am a little over Anne’s MISSION: OSCAR! But that scene in Les Mis in which she sang “I Dreamed a Dream” was a total showstopper for my friends and me. I wouldn’t be disappointed at all if she wins.

    • Polk8dot says:

      I read an interview with her in which she was fricking GUSHING OVER HERSELF for that exact scene, with complete lack of awareness as to how it made her sound and look.
      She was saying that this scene was so ‘important to her’ that she wanted to make sure it was ‘perfect’ So she kept begging the director for another take, and another take, and another…
      After the 4th take he said ‘WE HAVE IT’ meaning ‘that’s enough, it’s fu@king freezing, let’s go home’. But she would not relent. She kept making him ‘give her one more shot’ because ‘she would make it better’. And ‘Oh, she was trying sooooo hard to make it better’ that she made him do, I think, 27 takes!!!
      It was f-ing freezing cold, it was raining on set, everybody had to stay in their positions while she kept on ‘amazing herself with her craft’.
      In the end, she admitted, the director was right in still going with take number 4, like he told her from the beginning.
      That was the point of my liking of her turning into a profound distaste.
      She made all the crew and other actors go thru extra hours of shivering in the cold, just to be a backdrop for her self-adoration! And then she talked about that in the interview like it was a wonderful thing, like her dedication to the craft was unparalleled, and she was God’s gift to acting and the Arts in general.
      And right after that interview she went and flashed her hooha at the world to hedge her bets and hopefully impress that ‘other’ side of Academy voters.
      Stupid narcissistic cow.

  22. bELLA says:

    Hope she loses!She reminds me of Liza

  23. anneesezz says:

    I just saw Les Mis and honestly I felt NOTHING during the parts with AH while my sister was blubbering. I know it’s because I’ve been reading interviews and she has gotten on my last nerve with her feigned “little ole me got nominated?” nonsense. She needs to STFU. It won’t be the first time someone talked their way out of an Oscar. Just ask Russell Crowe.

  24. Amilu says:

    Hathaway was hardly even in the movie. I know it was still a supporting role, but it felt too minor to be Oscar-worthy. What was that…15 or 20 minutes of screen time? I was not impressed with her (or the movie, for that matter).

    • LAK says:

      Judy Dench. SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE. 10mins screen time = Oscar!!!!

      • Irishae says:

        I remember that, some people gave major shade to her win. It wasn’t even the shortest in history, Beatrice Straight’s 6-minute performance in “Network” holds the record.

        The fact is though, Anne’s no Dame Judi Dench :) . She’s pulling a Portman, IMO. If she wins, the award is based on the preparation not necessarily the execution. The Academy can’t get enough of actors who “suffer” for their role. They also love Sally Field, I wouldn’t count her out.

        Can’t wait to see what happens in this category.

  25. bns says:

    The whole world will hate her after her Oscar speech. She was the joke of the Golden Globes after she got up on stage and practically read her diary to the world.

    She’s a gorgeous girl and a talented actress, but her personality is grating.

  26. Eleonor says:

    Can you imagine her face if Sally Fields win the Oscar???

  27. Hubbahun says:

    Kaiser, I think I would love you to win an Oscar! Just to hear that speech! xx

  28. manta says:

    ” Anne is the one guarantee. ”

    I’m still hoping for an upset. In the late 90s,Lauren Bacall was the favorite for The mirror has two faces. She won the Golden Globe, the SAG award, numerous critic societies awards,she was old Hollywood and long time due. Every “oscarologist” told us why she would win.And Binoche brought the statuette home.

    Same upset with Hudson,the then media darling,who was the uber favorite.I was rooting for Marcia Gay Harden, who,I was told by “specialists”, had absolutely zero chance to win. Outsiders win too…sometimes.

    • LAK says:

      Lauren’s face was a picture. That was so unexpected. And poor Binoche. That was so awkward for her.

    • Polk8dot says:

      Yeah, I remember that one, too.
      Binoche’s face when she won (for ‘The English Patient’) was just too funny. She was SHOCKED! Genuinely STUNNED! She too believed 100% that Baccall will win.
      Poor Juliette’s speach was a total ‘Lauren, please forgive me for winning – I think you should have won’, and it was truly hard to watch as she was clearly VERY uncomfortable. What made it worse was that the moment Binoche addressed Baccall, that old witch got up with a huff and left the auditorium with her family in tow, making as much noise as possible in showing her displeasure.
      I would ROFL if that happened to AnnE (the NOT winning part).

  29. Earth to Kelly says:

    I’ve practiced my Oscar, golden globe, and Grammy speech a few times. I’m an office worker, but in my head I’m a rock star who crosses easily over to films :)

  30. KellyinSeattle says:

    Maybe she and Jodie Foster can do a dual speech and ramble on while fake crying.
    As for just Anne, “I’d like to thank myself for being so wonderfully amazing…”

  31. j.eyre says:

    Whether I want her to win or not, I do agree with you, Kaiser; if I thought I was going to win, I would practice my speech to no end. You are so heavily scrutinized for your acceptance speech and the last time she was on that stage was when she tanked as host. She is fighting a lot of demons on this one. Yes, she invited those demons, but she is smart enough to know the majority of her former fan base wants her to fail.

  32. neelyo says:

    Not an Amy Adams fan at all but I hope she wins just to see Hathaway start to rise out of her seat when they announce, ‘And the Oscar goes to AAAAmy Adams.’

  33. Miss Jupitero says:

    I love Jessica Chastain, but my heart wants it all to go to Emmanuelle Riva.

  34. Cecada says:

    It would be freakin’ priceless if AnnE wins and goes up to the podium and blurts out:


  35. Aagje says:

    That denial from her rep is very, very detailed, hurriedly tagging on at the end the little thing about her NY apartment…

    And Les Mis was a terrible, terrible film. Even Helena Bonham-Carter wasn’t enough to come out of it with a slight positive outlook.

  36. valleymiss says:

    I haven’t seen Les Miz, and I’ve heard Anne is great in it, but…that GG speech was just awful. When she said that shit about her award statue being an opponent of self-doubt (or whatever the heck she said) my eyes rolled so far back into my head…She takes this all WAY too seriously. She needs to dial down the intensity about 1000%. She needs to have some long talks with ppl like Joaquin Phoenix to gain some perspective on her career.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      In the end, it truly is a tacky junk of nothing that you would only bring out of the attic when Aunt Alice was coming around and you needed to prove to her that you display it prominently and proudly on your trash mantle. She’s an A-lister anyway, so why let this transparent humility charade make the power brokers wonder why she’ so acclaimed.

  37. Kelly says:

    I really hope Sally Field wins

  38. taxi says:

    AH is so narcissistic & needy that it’s hard to imagine what her new husband gets out of this relationship. Is there room for his needs?

  39. Onyx XV says:

    Oh lawd. Probably. She needs to get over herself.

  40. erika says:


    if you can’t say thank you from a genuine place in your heart…then, you don’t deserve an Oscar. Yup.

    and seriously, again, who does she think she is? Barack Obama? the Oscars are basically a party for the once drama nerds of high school and is nothing but self absorbed actors patting each other on the back.

    or in this case, anne patting herself on the back…

  41. Topsyturvy says:

    I’ve been practicing my Oscar speech since 1980.

  42. Chelsea's handler says:

    Speech writers, campaigns? They say politics is show business for ugly people. Perhaps show business is politics for attractive people.

  43. Snowpea says:

    Seriously, I have a theory about this.

    People can accept many, many character flaws but there’s something about a lack of humility, or even worse, FALSE modesty that just gets many folks goats.

    In Australia, we have a saying, “She’s up herself”, meaning just that.

    Unfortunately, the very annoying Ms Hathaway is exactly that BUT worse because she’s desperate for the whole world to love her WHILE she humblebrags her way through life.

    Sorry honey, but you just might be The Most Annoying Person on the Planet.

  44. Joyce says:

    A speech comes from the heart. Daniel Day Lewis gave the best acceptance speech at the Golden Globes. It seemed like the music was meant for his speech. So classy.

    If AnnE wins I hope they play the music about 10 seconds into her speech and hope they play it loud.

  45. DoMaJoReMc says:


  46. stinky says:

    back on the hater-wagon i go.
    i was gettin’ soft, but my resolve it strong. she gags me!

  47. Ranunculus says:

    I cant stand her face with that fake smile ANYMORE!

  48. Green is Good says:

    Wake me when the Oscars are over.

  49. hirishome says:

    Pshh I’ve been practicing my Oscar speech for years, when people make me mad I simply tell them that they won’t be in my speech, a girl can dream right?