They Spelled Anne Hathaway's Name Wrong at the Critics' Choice Awards, and She Called Them Out in Her Acceptance Speech

Last night in Los Angeles, Anne Hathaway won the Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Fantine in the big screen adaptation of Les Mis. And rightfully so! She killed that role dead-er than a 19th century French factory worker-turned-prostitute and deserves all the accolades she can get. One thing about those accolades, however — when recognizing someone for their work, it's kind of important that you get their name right, something that the Critics' Choice Awards failed to do when they spelled her name as "Ann" rather than "Anne." Hathaway was quick to correct, however, beginning her acceptance speech with "This is a bittersweet moment for me because I have this award, but you spelled my name wrong. "It is with an 'e.' It's probably in bad taste for me to point that out here."

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As a fellow someone who constantly gets an e dropped from her name, all I can say is that I feel you, girl.

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I've never understood why people get so weird about spelling or nicknames based off of their real name. Sarah's are the worst, don't you DARE put an H on the end of a Sara that isn't supposed to have one. I could literally not care less. My name's Jennifer and I'm not particularly fond of the name "Jenny" but I'm certainly not going to give someone a hard time for calling me it, I barely even notice it. I've also had employers, etc., ask me how namy "n"s to use when they type out Jenn. Are you serious? Who cares! It sounds the same whether you have 1, 2 or 7 "n"s! Sheesh. Lighten up!