Forrest Wickman sticks up for the actress:
It’s worth contrasting the coverage Hathaway and Jackman have received for their performances in Les Misérables. Both made headlines by shedding pounds for their roles, a practice common to all sorts of Oscar-baiting performances. But only Hathaway’s weight loss has attracted scrutiny and shaming. Hathaway’s character starves, sells her hair, and sells her body, while Jackman belts out a song in close-up while crawling through a river of sewage. The movie’s vision demanded over-the-top performances, and they both knocked it out of the park, but only Hathaway gets shit for it.