Courtesy of Les Miserables Film
Undoubtedly, Hugh Jackman is the most emotionally, technically and vocally capable actor in the film adaptation of the worldwide hit musical Les Miserables. He has said that everything in his life has prepared him for his Jean Valjean role, and he has gone to great lengths to be even more ready before filming started. He even initiated a short run of a solo musical show to make sure he could sing the required 10-12 hours a day, six times a week shoot. And his efforts have been rewarded with an Oscar nomination, his first, in the Best Actor category of the 2013 Academy Awards.
However deserving Hugh Jackman may be, I’m afraid that the current climate in the US would not allow a win for the Australian actor. I hope I’m wrong though, and he is well-liked and respected in the industry, so an upset is still possible. Whatever may happen, a thing to look forward to is the possibility that Hugh Jackman will perform the Oscar nominated song “Suddenly,” music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil.
Congratulations to the producers, creative staff, cast and crew for the other six Oscar nominations that Les Miserables garnered, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway.
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