Oscar Watch: 'Les Miserables'

With its literary pedigree, period setting and large, singing cast including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried, "Les Misérables" from "The King's Speech" director Tom Hooper proved to be academy catnip.

Adapted from the 19th century French novel by Victor Hugo and the long-running stage musical, the film collected eight Oscar nominations, including best picture, lead actor for Jackman's performance as ex-convict Jean Valjean and supporting actress for Hathaway's performance as the young grisette Fantine. The movie was also nominated for its costumes, makeup and hairstyling, original song, production design and sound mixing. There was one noteworthy Oscar omission, however -- Hooper was left out of the mix.

-- Rebecca Keegan

Find out more about this film and other Oscar contenders below, and tell us who you think should win.


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'Les Miserables' Awards Ticker

Academy Awards

WINNERS: Supporting actress: Anne Hathaway. Makeup and hairstyling: Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell. Sound mixing: Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes. NOMINATIONS: Best picture: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, producers. Lead actor: Hugh Jackman. Costume design: Paco Delgado. Music (original song): "Suddenly," music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil. Production design: Dan Hennah (production design), Ra Vincent and Simon Bright (set decoration).

Directors Guild


Producers Guild

NOMINATION: Theatrical motion picture.

Golden Globes

WINNERS: Best picture, comedy or musical. Actor: Hugh Jackman. Supporting actress: Anne Hathaway. NOMINATIONS: Original song: "Suddenly," Music by: Claude-Michel Schonberg.

Screen Actors Guild

WINNER: Supporting female actor: Anne Hathaway. NOMINATIONS: Cast performance. Lead male actor: Hugh Jackman. Action performance by a stunt ensemble in a motion picture.

L.A. Film Critics

RUNNER-UP: Anne Hathaway, "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Les Miserables."

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