Skip to comments.Kate Winslet wins best actress Oscar
Posted on 02/22/2009 9:37:25 PM PST by JoeProBono
British actress Kate Winslet won her first Oscar on Sunday for her portrayal of a German woman with a secret Nazi past in the romantic drama "The Reader." "Titanic" star Winslet, 33, was Oscar-nominated five times in the past 13 years but had always returned home empty-handed. Her best actress Oscar joins two Golden Globes, a Screen Actors Guild award, a British BAFTA and a handful of U.S. critics awards that Winslet has won this season. "To the academy thank you so much. My God," she said. In addition to her acclaimed turn in "The Reader," she won plaudits for her performance as a disillusioned housewife in "Revolutionary Road." The two films were released only weeks apart. Winslet has said that portraying Hanna Schmitz, a former Nazi prison guard who embarks on an affair with a teen-age boy more than a decade later, was the most challenging role she had ever played because she had little in her own life to draw on. "Just getting underneath the skin of such a complex person who had lived such an isolated life for so many different reasons, it was hard and quite lonely at times," she told Reuters in a recent interview.
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How dare she not starve herself for the red carpet walk!?
I here it’s well-known that the starlets make a beeline for the local McDonald’s the minute the ceremony’s over.
That’s not the dress she wore at the Oscars.
As for that, there was long a joke going round that Kate had a “nudity” clause in her contract to the effect that she would NOT take a role that DIDN’T have her doffing her duds.
Slumdog Millionaire wins eight Oscars
Who the hell cares.
A bunch of good for nothing liberals and the stupid sheeple keep paying to see their stinking movies. Why support these retards?
How many times did they say Obama ?..........:o)
I don’t get it either. sheeple is right.
That’s what I’d call a “sweep” alright.
I saw it and loved it. In one of his essays on film, author Larry McMurtry (”Lonesome Dove”, “Hud”, “The Last Picture Show”) commented that we Americans are suckers for a good underdog story.
A somewhat “classic” style beauty, but she is not aging well.
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