It’s a big day for Anne Hathaway—she’s nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables. If her BAFTA, Golden Globes, and SAG wins this year are any indication, her chances are looking pretty good.
But we had to wonder: is the short hair her key to winning? She filmed the movie a year ago, yet she’s keeping her hair short. Is this a reminder to the Academy of how much she dedicated herself to the role? She told Vulture, “I now quite like having short hair” but will it be her lucky charm tonight?
We take a look back at other leading ladies that shaved their head for a role and how well they fared:
Charlize said goodbye to her hair last summer before she started shooting Mad Max, which will be out in 2014.
Natalie shaved her head, famously on film, for 2005’s V for Vendetta. She won the Best Actress award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, yay!
3. Toni Collette
Toni picked up the razor for the 1999 film 8 1/2 Women
4. Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney chopped off her locks for 1992’s Alien 3, which worked out great for her. She’s had a long and successful career and she was able to morph that bald head into a fashionable 90s hair do!
5. Demi Moore
Demi went bald for 1997’s GI Jane. She even earned an award for it! Ooops, it was a Razzie for Worst Actress.
We’re wishing you good luck tonight Anne and just remember: if they call your name, keep that acceptance speech as short and sweet as your hair!
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