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UPDATE 1-Anne Hathaway wins Supporting Actress Oscar for 'Les Miserables'

LOS ANGELES, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Anne Hathaway sang and starved her way to her first Oscar on Sunday with an emotionally raw portrayal of Fantine in "Les Miserables," the sweeping yet intimate film adaptation of the stage play based on French writer Victor Hugo's epic 1862 novel.

Hathaway wins best supporting actress Oscar

Anne Hathaway on Sunday won the best supporting actress Oscar for her searing portrayal of the dying prostitute Fantine in musical adaptation "Les Miserables." Hathaway bested fellow nominees Amy Adams for "The Master," Sally Field for "Lincoln," Helen Hunt for "The Sessions," and Jacki Weaver for "Silver Linings Playbook." Hathaway's signature moment in the film comes when she belts out "I Dreamed a Dream," and on Sunday, as she took the golden statuette from last year's best supporting actor Oscar winner Christopher Plummer, she said: "It came true."

Anne Hathaway's dream comes true with first Oscar

Anne Hathaway won an Oscar on her second nomination Sunday, confirming her status as one of Hollywood's brightest acting talents -- and an astonishingly powerful singer who "Dreamed a Dream." The 30-year-old, who took home the Academy Award for best supporting actress, had already won the Golden Globe last month for her role as the young mother and prostitute Fantine in the musical adaptation "Les Miserables."

URGENT ¥¥¥ Hathaway wins best supporting actress Oscar

Anne Hathaway on Sunday won the best supporting actress Oscar for her searing portrayal of the dying prostitute Fantine in musical adaptation "Les Miserables." Hathaway bested fellow nominees Amy Adams for "The Master," Sally Field for "Lincoln," Helen Hunt for "The Sessions," and Jacki Weaver for "Silver Linings Playbook." mt/sst
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