The last time a film adaptation of a stage musical won the Academy Award for Best Picture was Rob Marshall’s razzle-dazzling version of ‘Chicago.’ With 13 nominations in all, ‘Chicago’ won for Best Picture in 2002, Catherine Zeta-Jones won for Best Supporting Actress, and the film won for Best Art Direction, Costume Design, Film Editing, and Sound Mixing.
The 2013 Academy Award nominations were announced last week and the film adaptation of brilliant, internationally-renowned musical, ‘Les Miserables’ has critics wondering if this film will follow in ‘Chicago’s’ footsteps. The film adaptation has scored eight nominations including Best Actor in a Leading Role for Hugh Jackman and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Anne Hathaway. Paco Delgado was nominated for Best Costume Design, Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell for Makeup and Hairstyling, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer, and Alain Boublil for ‘Suddenly’ as Original Song, Eve Stewart and Anna Lynch-Robinson for Production Design, and Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, and Simon Hayes are nominated for Sound Mixing.
The 70th annual Golden Globes took place on Sunday, January 13! Often a predictor of what films and which actors will win at the upcoming Academy Awards, ‘Les Miserables’ won for Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical! Hugh Jackman was awarded a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for his portrayal of Jean Valjean and Anne Hathaway won for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Fantine.
‘Les Miserables,’ a stage musical based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo, is currently on a national, 25th anniversary tour. This gripping musical was performed at the Boston Opera House last year and the production will make its way to the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester, Massachusetts in April! Visit www.thehanovertheatre.org for more information and for the complete list of winners at the 70th annual Golden Globes, visit www.goldenglobes.org! Tune into the 85th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24 on ABC! Vote for who you think will win on www.oscar.go.com.