Hollywood star Anne Hathaway has shunned her new man and chosen her mother as her date for the Golden Globe Awards next year.
The actress – who is dating actor Adam Shulman – has received a Best Actress nomination for her role in Rachel Getting Married and, despite the ceremony being over a month away, Anne already knows who will escort her down the red carpet.
She said: “I already asked my mum if she can come with me. So mummy is going to be my date.”The 26-year-old star was sleeping when the news of her nomination broke and she was disappointed to have missed her parents’ call telling her the great news.
Anne – who separated from her long-term boyfriend, the now imprisoned Italian businessman Raffaello Follieri, earlier this year – added to People magazine: “I was asleep and my mother actually called at the same moment as my publicist, so he told me.
“I got off the phone with him and called my parents. They were hopping around so happy, just so effusive and lovely. And I felt so bad, they were giving such great advice for how to handle it and I was half-asleep!
“I’d had a friend stay over because I needed someone to celebrate with or kind of cry with in the morning.
“We made eggs and just kind of danced around in my kitchen. It was kind of perfect, simple and very sweet.”
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards take place on January 11 at Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton hotel.