Les Miserables dreams the dream of eight Oscar nominations
An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel. Set amid a brewing revolution in 19th-century France, paroled prisoner Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) breaks his parole to take on a new identity, seeking true redemption for his sins. As he starts a new life as Ultime Fauchelevent, the adoptive father to young Cosette (Amanda Seyfried), he is relentlessly pursued by the obsessive police inspector Javert (Anne Hathaway).
Other talented singers lending their voices to the film include Anne Hathaway as Cosette's tragically-fated mother Fantine, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen as the greedy and scheming Thnardiers, Eddie Redmayne as the dreamy lover Marius, Samantha Barks as the street-smart urchin ponine, and Aaron Tveit as the passionate revolutionary Enjolras.
This revisiting of the classic tale features the cast singing live on set rather than in a recording studio. Tom Hooper directs the project as a follow-up to his hugely successful hit .
Anne Hathaway won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Supporting Role with her touching portrayal, while Les Miserables received the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.
Les Miserables was nominated for eight Academy Awards in the categories Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Hugh Jackman), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Anne Hathaway), Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Sound Mixing and Best Original Song.
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