Anne Hathaway's Rough Night at the Critics' Choice Awards: Misspelled Name, Wardrobe Malfunction
Awards show producers beware: misspelling an award winner’s name will result in public shaming on a national broadcast.
For all the star power, cocktails, crystal trophies and giving (surprisingly long) acceptance speeches, a single little letter managed to steal the show at Thursday's Critics' Choice Awards
Anne Hathaway (spelled with an “e”) won best supporting actress for her performance as Fantine in Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables and had a few choice words in her good-natured speech for the show’s producers.
“This is a bittersweet moment for me because I have this award, but you spelled my name wrong,” Hathaway said, referring to the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s typo in her video montage for the honor. “It's with an ‘e,’” she corrected, sweetly adding, “It’s probably in bad taste for me to point that out here.”
The spelling guffaw is just more proof of Hathaway’s bad awards show karma. From taking a less than favorably received turn at hosting the Oscars with James Franco to a wardrobe malfunction during her round promoting Les Mis, it seems the actress can’t catch a break when it comes to working outside of a movie set.
As if having her name misspelled wasn’t enough, Hathaway also had to have help from pal and Dark Knight Rises co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt after a strap of her dress snapped midway through the night.
Perhaps better luck will follow her to the Oscars, where she’s again nominated in the supporting actress category.