Anne Hathaway Had the Most Heartwarming Reaction After Losing an Oscar to Kate Winslet Despite an Acting Masterclass in ‘Rachel Getting Married’

Anne Hathaway Had the Most Heartwarming Reaction After Losing an Oscar to Kate Winslet Despite an Acting Masterclass in 'Rachel Getting Married'

Anne Hathaway is a name that needs no introduction in Hollywood. The Academy Award recipient has made her way up in the industry with her stellar performances and has always given her best while portraying a character. Fans of the actress have claimed that the gracious and generous actress has always managed to take the spotlight on several occasions. Something similar also happened during the 81st Academy Awards ceremony.

Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway

She was one of the nominees for Best Actress for her role in the 2008 drama Rachel Getting Married. However, Hathaway had everyone talking despite losing the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role to fellow actress Kate Winslet.

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Anne Hathaway’s Surprising Reaction to Kate Winselt’s Win

Having hosted the Academy Awards and being two times Oscar nominee, Anne Hathaway is no stranger to the Oscars. Before landing the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the 2012 musical drama, she got her first Oscar nomination for the 2008 film Rachel Getting Married.

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Anne Hathaway at the 2009 Oscars
Anne Hathaway at the 2009 Oscars

She was nominated alongside Hollywood stars like Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie, Melissa Leo, and Meryl Streep under the Best Actress category. Winslet, who had been nominated five times before the 2009 Academy Awards, finally won the title of Best Actress at the 81st Academy Awards for the 2008 film The Reader.

The Titanic star was overwhelmed, however, people also noticed how The Dark Knight Rises actress was also as joyful as Winslet for her win. She was seen clapping and cheering excitedly for her fellow actress as she took the stage and accepted the award.

Kate Winslet with her Oscar
Kate Winslet with her Oscar

While many also claimed that she was pretending and that she did not have an authentic reaction to losing the Oscar, her fans stood in her defense as they claimed that Hathaway does look sincerely happy for the Avatar actress.

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Anne Hathaway Was Not Happy About Her Oscar Win

While people have opinions about whether Anne Hathaway pretended to be happy for Kate Winslet at the 2009 Oscars, she did admit doing so during the 2013 Academy Awards, when she won the award for Best Actress for her work in Les Miserables. Talking about her win during an interview, the Modern Love actress has shared that she tried to “pretend to be happy.”

Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables (2012).
Les Miserables (2012)

The Les Misérables actress shared that it “felt wrong” and “uncomfortable” receiving an award for a character who was deeply in pain, forced into prostitution, and later died from an illness. During her interview, she also stated that it felt wrong that she was “standing there in a gown that cost more than some people are going to see in their lifetime.” However, she also said that she was grateful for the recognition.

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.