Hathaway had been widely expected to win for her role as Fantine, having already picked up most major awards leading up to Sunday's ceremony. In her acceptance speech, the actress said that she hopes the "misfortunes of Fantine will only be found in stories and not in real life."
"Les Miserables" was nominated for eight Oscars, including best picture. The movie is based on the enduring French musical, which itself is based on the
The show's original song writers --
The 25th anniversary touring revival of "Les Miserables", which came to Los Angeles in 2011, is scheduled to transfer to Broadway next year.
A performance of the music of "Les Miserables" during the Oscars show featured much of the cast, including Hathaway, Oscar nominee