I just had the best epiphany in the history of epiphanies! So go to your orthodontist and brace yourself for my genius. Anne Hathaway is the Taylor Swift of the acting world. Or she’s at least on her way. We’ll have to see what happens at the 2013 Academy Awards before we make the final call.
I can hear what you’re thinking. “Ugh, why are you talking about Taylor Swift right now? She wasn’t even at the SAG Awards last night!”
But bear with me. I have a thesis so good that you could possibly sell it to college seniors who are majoring in Pop Culture Studies and Livetweeting 4 Lyfe and English.
So you know how Taylor Swift always bakes humble pie before award shows and brings it up to the stage with her whenever she wins an award. Even though she’s constantly winning awards and it should no longer be a surprise to her. It should be accepted that her name will get called and she’ll have to give a little speech.
Well that’s kinda of like Anne Hathaway during this awards season. She continues to win awards for her performance as Fantine in Les Miserables and she continues to bring her shock ‘n awe face up to the stage with her. During last night’s SAG Awards she won a best supporting actress award and proceeded to go through the whole routine again. The same routine we saw when she won the same award at the Critics Choice Awards and The Golden Globes.
Maybe I’m getting jaded from watching too many award shows, maybe I’m underestimating how excited actors get when they win big awards. Or maybe, just maybe I’m picking up on a pattern here. After all, this is the same Anne Hathaway who’s made a sport out of insulting herself in the media in recent months. I’m all for a grounded celebrity, but she played Fantine in Les Mis. She should know she did an awesome job.
I know she’s honored and all that jazz, but she could act a little less surprised when she wins awards. Because that seems to be the trend this year. She’s the original Mia Thermopolis — she should own her success! Dream a dream! Most importantly, prepare her Oscars acceptance speech!