bling me sunshine: Bafta cheer for Les Mis star

Les Miserables star Anne Hathaway is a step closer to a coveted Oscar for her role as Fantine in the musical blockbuster after being named best supporting actress at last night’s Baftas.

But British director Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the stage classic – itself based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel – missed out on the best film and outstanding British film awards it had been hotly-tipped to win.

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Hathaway and co-stars Eddie Redmayne, Hugh Jackman and Amanda Seyfried were among a roster of A-listers who braved the wind, rain and snow on the red carpet outside the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden.

The ceremony was the last major stop on this year’s film awards season circuit before the Oscars on February 24.