Congratulations to Kate Winslet!

January 12, 2009 in Entertainment by pacejmiller

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This doesn’t have much to do with writing but I must say I am delighted with Kate Winslet’s golden double at the Golden Globes (for Best Actress in Revolutionary Road and Best Supporting Actress in The Reader)!  Hopefully this is a good omen for her Oscar chances.  She is too good of an actress to never have won at the Academy Awards.

I’ve only seen The Reader (and am dying to see Revolutionary Road when it starts screening here) and it was undoubtedly a deserving performance.  However, why was she put in the Best Supporting Actress category?  Her character Hanna Schmitz dominated the film from start to finish – if that is not a lead actress role then I don’t know what is.  Oh well, at least she came away with both statuettes.

Congratulations must also be passed on to Mickey Rourke for his awesome performance in The Wrestler (probably the best movie I’ve seen in this young year thus far) and of course the late Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight.  I have a feeling all three will take home Oscars this year (of course, with the exception of Heath, but someone else will on his behalf).