Anne Hathaway on her Oscar chances: ‘Whatever happens in two weeks, happens’

Less than two weeks, y’all. We only have to survive Anne Hathaway’s Oscar campaign for two more weeks. After that, maybe she’ll calm down a little bit? Here’s the thing – I think Anne heard the backlash and she has been trying to take it down a notch over the past month. This is Annie being less in-our-faces, if you can believe that. But I think that whenever she wins something (and she’s won at EVERY awards show), she gets an awards-high and it lasts through the post-awards interviews, so we just feel like we’re being inundated with constant ANNIE!! So that might explain this interview Anne did with People Magazine. To be fair to her, they’re the ones asking about where she’ll keep her Oscar and all of that. She didn’t bring it up. But she certainly took part in the conversation, bad juju and all.

She’s won big at the Golden Globes and now the BAFTAs, but will Anne Hathaway take home an Oscar?

Hathaway – who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Les Misérables – isn’t spending too much time worrying about it.

“Whatever happens in two weeks, happens. It won’t be the worst thing that happens to me if I don’t win, and with my husband by my side it won’t be the best thing either. So I am feeling very good about whatever,” the actress, 30, told reporters backstage after nabbing a best supporting actress statue at Sunday’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards in London.

“I really have to say that getting to do the work, getting to play the character with this cast and to have this opportunity, it is the most sublime experience. I don’t know how I got so lucky. … So I don’t think ahead – I am just happy to be in the conversation in two weeks’ time,” she said.

But should she win, Hathaway has been imagining where to keep her statue.

“I kind of have this fantasy – because this year that I have been lucky enough to receive a few pieces of hardware – that I’m going to get a tool shed and keep it in my garage so that it opens to some music. But for now I am just going to keep it in my kitchen,” she said.

While she’s earned awards and received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Fantine, she says the best thing to come of filming the musical epic was meeting costar Russell Crowe.

“The biggest surprise of the whole experience was what a sweetie pie Russell Crowe was. The whole cast would kind of gather around his place and we would just sing for hours. We all bonded that way. He has become a dear, dear friend,” she said, “and I feel very blessed to have him in our life.”

[From People]

That one part is awkwardly worded, right? “It won’t be the worst thing that happens to me if I don’t win, and with my husband by my side it won’t be the best thing either.” I think she means that “the best thing” already happened to her, which is that she married her husband. But the awkward wording makes it sound like no night spent with her husband will ever be her best night. As for Anne’s happy-blasé talk about winning… she’s going to win. I hate to burst anyone’s conspiracy theory in which Sally Field steals it. If there’s going to be a surprise, it will be in Best Actress. Or Best Actor. Or Best Supporting Actor (because literally no one knows who will win that, it’s anybody’s guess). Annie is the one “lock”. So maybe she’s just phoning it in at this point.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. JL says:

    Bullshit! That should sum it up.

    Also that Pillsbury dough boy dress desrves a hands down too.

  2. Eleonor says:

    Please Academy PLEASE give her that damn Oscar!

  3. mel says:

    You can tell even though she knows she is a lock she stil worries about not getting it. I hope for the sake of her mental health, the producers decide to give her at the beginning of the night so we can all move on and she doesn’t die.

  4. marie says:

    oh what the he’n double hockey stick ever.. if she doesn’t win I see an epic size temper tantrum coming when she gets home. with as much as she’s been every where, she wants it-and that’s ok, but she’s annoying me so I kinda hope that she doesn’t get it..

  5. minime says:

    Considering all of her acceptance speeches till now, if she does get the Oscar, that one will be insufferable…The face of who’s on a run to go to the bathroom, plus the Miss Universe shaking, half teary half mad smile face: “I was not expecting, love you all so much, love my husband”…pfff Bring Natalie Portman back please and please remind Hathaway that this is best SUPPORTING actress, so maybe she can level down the show a little bit.

  6. Post-It's says:

    Did anyone see her in the Between Two Ferms sketch on Funny or Die? Jennifer Lawrence, Christoph Waltz, Naomi Watts and Amy Adams were all really funny and AnnE was just terrible. It was painful to watch.

  7. Kimbob says:

    That’s MIGHTY SMUG talking about where she might “put” her Oscar. Does she know something everyone else doesn’t?

    Seriously, her Oscar campaign has been beyond irritating. It’s way too in my face. I really wish she’d STFU.

  8. brin says:

    I love how she got blasted for her long-winded BAFTA acceptance speech.

  9. Hubbahun says:

    Just had to pick my eyeballs up off the floor, for they rolled themselves right outta my face.

  10. pinkerton says:

    I wish she would just enjoy it and not try so hard I felt the same way about Natalie Portman in 2011. She seems to attach so much meaning to winning the damn thing that by the time the she actually wins it will be totally anti-climactic and disappointing.

  11. Kirsten says:

    I really love Annie, but here Oscar campaign is a little much. However, I think she deserves it for her role in Les Mis. I will also still love her when this is over… because in the stages on Annie, I am at acceptance :)

  12. T.C. says:

    “But should she win, Hathaway has been imagining where to keep her statue.”

    Of course you have Annie, of course you have. Ugh she is so insufferable.

  13. bsh says:

    I am sorry to say it (not really) but, sure, she was really amazing and did a great work with the vocals, but seriously? Did she really deserve EACH of the award she got so far? Was she really better than the other nominees, so much better than even considering another winner for Best Supporting Actress would be a scandal? Come on, she was in Le Mis for barely 30 minutes..

    • Alyssa says:

      Seriously!! I just don’t see how that part is really deserving of all these awards. And I don’t even think the singing was all that special. When i think back on the movie, all I see is the over acted, super annoying I dream a dream scene. I’m over it.

    • m says:

      Agreed. You know who should have been nominated from that movie? Samantha Barks. “On My Own” was so hrartbreaking and it wasnt over the top like Annies performance. Also, she was in the movie for about 15 minutes. Its performances like this that make me think that there should be a minimum screen time requirement in order to be nominated for these awards.

      • Kate says:

        Completely agree. Samantha Barks was much better in her role than Anne was in hers. Anne was fine, but it wasn’t an earth-shattering performance. And, I know I’ve said it on this site before, but Anne’s death scene was so ridiculously over the top. It was awful.

        I really liked Jackie Weaver from Silver Linings Playbook. I think she and Robert DiNiro were fantastic.

      • Miss M says:

        I agree with everything you said. I did not know who Samantha Barks was, but after seeing her in Les Miserables, I immediately google to see the whole cast. She was fantastic, what a presence on screen!

        ps: I also liked Aaron Tveit a lot!

      • j.eyre says:

        Mmmmmmm – Aaron Tveit. Think I will go stare at photos of him for the remainder of the evening.

      • Miss M says:

        @j.eyre: excuuuuuuuuse me… I will give you a pass for staring at my “bench warmer husband” (in case things don’t work out with Jenson Button). Only this time…

      • j.eyre says:

        Oh! You tease! You introduce me to your bench warmer and then tell me I can’t stare? What if I agree to only fantasize about him as Enjolras? May I ogle then?

      • ??? says:

        Barks’ total lack of recognition leading into and during this awards season makes me wonder whether she’s been blocked. It wouldn’t be the first time (and it certainly won’t be the last time) this has happened to a lesser known, less powerfully represented actor or actress.

        (Sidenote: the role of Eponine was at one time loosely attached to Taylor Swift. Had Swifty taken the role, I imagine that the interplay on set between Hathaway and Swift would have been EPIC.)

        I’d also like to add that, at the moment, “Anne Hathaway annoying” returns 1.1 million hits when googled. “Anne Hathaway extremely annoying” weighs in at 1.3 million+ hits.

        Oh yeah, I had to see for myself — I just needed that extra validation.

      • Miss M says:

        @j.eyre: Dear, j.eyre I didn’t mean to be rude and take this long to answer you, sorry. Yes, you can stare/look at him (drool over him, etc), but you cannot touch him ;)

  14. Annie says:

    Look at her in the middle picture, she is so effing ridiculous and crazy looking, what is that? So done with her. She’s so desperate and fake. It’s like, calm down. It’s only supporting actress, we all know that doesn’t count. It’s not like you’re Best Actress. People are actually more focused on JLaw right now. Who, by the way, is like 10 years younger than you and more gracious and a better actress than you will ever be. It’s like she’s trying to steal the spotlight, My God.
    She’s just so basic. You would never see actual acting legends behaving like this. Her BAFTA speech was so embarrassing. I cannot imagine her at the Oscars with her “omg me?” act. She’s the Taylor Swift of acting.

    • lady mary. says:

      exactly ,only one word to describe her”mad”,like others pointed out ,she was ‘nt in the entire movie ,and honestly not that mind blowing ,i was kinda bored with her not moved at all,even ben affleck or jlaw or chastain they are winning at awards ,no one is acting so mental,i hope the oscars snub her as a payback for her awful hosting

      • Annie says:

        This is making her so annoying that it doesn’t matter if she wins. People are very very over her right now and it will hurt her image in the long run. Every site I read has the exact same comments. Her behavior is very offputting and this is hurting her more than helping her. To this day people are still mocking Sally Field’s whole “You like me! You really like me!” Sally is probably like “I wasn’t this desperate, was I?”

        I don’t get what is going on here. She’s been nominated for Best Actress before. She’s like crazy now. The way she hugged and embraced Amanda Seyfried at the Golden Globes and she was not having.

        Too many over the top fakeness. I feel like she’s acting all the time and we don’t know who she is.

      • lady mary. says:

        @Annie good point with respect to Sally fields “u like me” stuff ,had forgotten abt it ages ago, yeah compared to this she was “mild” ,but this i doubt annie is acting ,she is bein natural which is all natural “wild, chaotic “,i guess this is who she really is,we are finally seeing the real her

      • Mr.Smurf says:

        @ Annie

        I’d respect Sally Field’s “desperation” back then, than I do with Hathaway’s. I was watching this year’s oscar roundtable, and Sally brought up just how the industry had changed.

        When Sally started out, tv actors were just tv actors, ditto for film. You just don’t make a switch ever…especially if you were a woman. Especially if you did comedies and romance, not drama. So for her, (who by her comments had low self esteem in her early years)to transition into film and win an oscar (she won two right?) is amazing. Especially when she wasn’t the standard beauty, no Elizabeth Taylor.

        So, she had harder obstacles to overcome when working in Hollywood. Hathaway doesn’t and didn’t.

    • kibbles says:

      LoL. +1. Agree with everything you said.

  15. Ellie66 says:

    I hope she doesn’t win just to see the look on her face. Lol!

  16. Ms Kay says:

    Frankly in Best Supporting Actor, I really do see Christoph Waltz getting the statuette, runners up would be Philip Seymour Hoffman and Tommy Lee.

    As for AnnE, whatever happens in two weeks happens? Means put two blokes sitting next to her because if she loses she is going to attack the first weave she sees, tear up seats and scratch faces!

  17. Micki says:

    …”I have been lucky enough to receive a few pieces of hardware – that I’m going to get a tool shed ”

    Ooh, she’s SO over it but I’ll be impresed not before she uses her hardware to repair her plumbing herself.

  18. Mary says:

    Her hair is awful in that first picture. Maybe Beyonce can lend her a weave!

  19. pretty says:

    I really can’t stand this woman.
    She gives me a huge second-hand embarrassment and makes me cringe so hard.
    Why does she always, always have to give a speech in a breathy, “omg i can’t believe i just won” tone?? ughhhhhh That DailyMail artible about people making fun of her stupid speech was so spot on.

  20. lily says:

    I dislike her and her annoying personality, but I will eat a hat if she doesn’t win. Her performance is something Oscars voters going to eat up, overacting in every scene and “sacrificing her health and beauty for art”. LOL

  21. Hannah says:

    No one knows who’s going to win Best Supporting Actor? Hasn’t Christoph Waltz swept that category at every award show?

  22. Ace says:

    “And the Oscar goes to….Aaaaamy Adams!”

    Make this happen. Please, please make this happen.

  23. pretty says:

    she looks like a genuine squidward in 1st photo. :)

  24. Bobby the K says:

    Not genuine.

    You and your team cannot go to the trouble & expense to launch a full-out campaign/assault on the media and then claim that you are ‘letting go’ and just leaving it to chance or whatever.

    She wants the damn thing and will claw her way to the stage to get it.

  25. kibbles says:

    “It won’t be the worst thing that happens to me if I don’t win, and with my husband by my side it won’t be the best thing either.”

    Freudian slip? Her husband is a fairly unknown actor so I’m sure he thinks he’s hit the career/life/money jackpot with AnnE, but he sure seems to take a backseat in their relationship/life together. She probably likes it that way, but I wonder how long he can take it once the Honeymoon period wears off. His life will be hell if she loses.

  26. allons-y alonso says:

    She can the damn Oscar if she goes away

  27. TG says:

    I wish AnnE wouldn’t win but I think we all know she will. I have a question. Why would someone like AnnE want to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress? Doesn’t she aspire to the Best Actress catergory? Nobody remembers the best friend they only remember the lead. She keeps mentioning her husband and how wonderful he is and that he is the best thing to happen to her. I think she is just saying that to pretend even to herself that she is humble when it really just screams the opposite. An Oscar is much more important than some scrappy white skinny jeans wearing husband ever could be. Someone on here said that “jewelery designer” means trust fund kid so I wonder if he comes from lots of money.

  28. Mindy says:

    Is it wrong of me to hope SHE’S puking in the bathrooms at the moment she wins at the Oscars? Or even better.. someone gives her a small dose of ‘the plague’ before the Oscars, so she’s a complete no-show??? That way, we won’t have to hear her NEXT insufferable acceptance speech or watch her ‘acting humbly surprised’ again?

  29. mssnarnd says:

    Justin Bieber may not have won a Grammy, but at least his hair will win an Oscar.

  30. MousieBrown says:

    I think the response to her is already happening. I read somewhere that she said she doesn’t have any projects planned. That’s odd for someone in her situation.

  31. StaCat1 says:

    The fact that she already has an idea where to put her Oscar (kitchen) is pretty presumptious.
    I kind of just want her to NOT win–to see the look on her face. It can’t compete with David O Russel when jennifer lawrence didn’t win. that look took the cake.

  32. erika says:

    Que Sera Sera!
    Whatever may be….

    again, i won’t be watching….

  33. Irishae says:

    Muster the legion for Sally Field to take it, this is our last stand! I’m not going down without a fight. Go Sally.

    (I do admit that last photo of Anne is pretty cute, though).

  34. WendyNerd says:

    I hope she does win. If she wins, we’ll have to deal with an annoying speech and a post-win interview. If she loses, we’ll have to deal with tons of post-loss interviews of her lamenting her loss AND tons of articles saying “How could she have lost?” or “Why she lost” or about how her crotch shot ruined her chances. Just tons of speculation as to how or why she lost. So we’ll hear about this way more if she loses.

  35. pepper says:

    I want the award to go to anyone BUT AnnE.
    I want the camera stuck to her face while she pretends to be a gracious loser.
    Or I want her to have a mini meltdown which will get captured on camera for eternity!

    that will be fun :D

  36. bELLA says:

    I can`t wait til Sally gets it!She deserves it ,not this annoying twit!

  37. Miss M says:

    OK, I used to like AnnE a lot. But man, things change…So, either people in the “industry” likes her a lot or they don’t and want to see her digging her own PR image grave.

  38. Jane says:

    I simply want this woman to go away. I was at the doctor’s office and we talked about her. So many people want her to simply STFU and act like a demure, graceful woman instead of her histrionics. I know as well as anyone she is beyond PINING for the award. She must think the American woman is a total idiot for not seeing right through her. Where in the h*** is Meryl Streep’s character from Devil Wears Prada????? I would die for one of her zingers at this time. The real Ann needs this to knock her down a few notches and stop being so bloody annoying!!!!! Trying hard???? That is a massive understatement.

  39. porter says:

    Umm, she actually deserves the awards? (I feel like I’m the only one who remembers that all her performances in 2012 were top notch) so i’m hoping she gets the Oscar.