How could I resist researching adorable Anne Hathaway? Granted, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, not Best Actress. Not her fault. The part was, technically, smaller than biggy-big.
What really got me curious about this role was reading how everyone’s movie singing was done “live,” (unlike, say, presidential inauguration singing). And that Anne practiced a bit in advance of her performance about, specifically, how to vocalize while crying. As quoted in Hathaway’s interview for “Parade” magazine: