Over the course of her relatively brief but illustrious career, Kate Winslet has amassed five Academy Award nominations â€” supporting for Sense and Sensibility (1995), lead for Titanic (1997), supporting for Iris (2001), lead for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), and lead for Little Children (2006) â€” but, believe it or not, she has never gone home with an Oscar!
This year, Kate the Great has two opportunities to correct the record: She stars in The Reader and Revolutionary Road. Based on her track record, chances are she’ll be nominated for at least one performance, and possibly both (one in lead, one in supporting). If this proves to be the case, and she again goes home empty-handed, Winslet will either tie or surpass the late Deborah Kerr (six) as the losing-est actress in Oscars history.
This background makes it all the more fun to read Krista Smith’s profile of Winslet in the December edition of Vanity Fair. During the interview that shaped the piece, Smith apparently asked Winslet whether all of the attention surrounding her big year has made her particularly hungry for an Oscar this time around. Winslet’s response? Priceless.
“Do I want it? You bet your [expletive] [expletive] I do! I think that people assume that I don’t care or don’t want it or don’t need it or something. It’s hard to be there five times, and I’m only human, you know?”
Nice to see a little fire in the belly! Now will someone get this woman an Oscar?!
Source: Los Angeles Times