Anne Hathaway became an Oscar winner on Sunday but said even with industry recognition she still gets affected by critics who question her authenticity.
The Les Miserables star took home the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 85th Annual Academy Awards held in Los Angeles and she started off her acceptance speech by saying about the honor "It came true."
In the film she played a dying prostitute named Fantine who makes an emotional and spiritual connection with former prisoner Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) after she leaves her daughter in his care, though he is chased throughout his life by a ruthless parole officer (Russell Crowe). The film received eight Oscar nominations on Sunday.
Though it was emotional, Us Weekly reported that Hathaway rehearsed her speech after she received backlash over her Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA acceptance speeches. The actress, however, addressed comments made about her heartfelt speeches and told the magazine, "It does get to me,"
"But you have to remember in life that there's a positive to every negative and a negative to every positive," she added.
Even with all the criticism, the 30-year-old said she will continue to live her life with love and compassion the best way she can:
"I live my life hoping the best for absolutely everyone, no matter how they feel about me. And when you live that way, it's amazing how beautiful every day can be."
Hathaway beat Sally Fields, Amy Adams, Helen Hunt and Jacki Weaver In the category of Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She has been nominated for an Oscar only once before - in 2009 for her leading role in Rachel Getting Married.