Huge Applause at 'Les Mis' Premiere

    WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 3:  (AFP OUT) Anne Hathaway arrives for the formal Artist's Dinner honoring the recipients of the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors hosted by United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the U.S. Department of State December 3, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama will host the five recipients of the 34th Kennedy Center Honors at a White House reception Sunday before attending the evening gala at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The 2011 honorees are actress Meryl Streep, singer Neil Diamond, actress Barbara Cook, musician Yo-Yo Ma, and musician Sonny Rollins..(Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

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    Take note for your office Oscar pool: The much-anticipated film version of Les Miserables premiered for media and guild members on Friday night, and the reviews were rapturous. Anne Hathaway in particular, who plays a supporting role in the musical as Fantine, was pegged by the crowd as an Oscar frontrunner; critic Dave Karger called her rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" a "showstopper." Oscar glory wouldn't be a huge surprise—director Tom Hooper led his previous movie, The King's Speech, to a Best Picture win in 2010. Les Miserables opens in the U.S. on Christmas Day.

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