Kate Winslet could be heading for her sixth Oscar nomination with the first film she has made with husband Sam Mendes, which reunites the actress with her Titanic leading man Leonardo DiCaprio.
The two star as a Fifties couple in Revolutionary Road, based on Richard Yates’s literary classic.
Oscar contenders will be announced in January.
There’s a chance of a further nomination for Stephen Daldry’s movie The Reader, but shooting on that picture was completed just a few weeks ago and it may not be ready for release this year.
Daldry is screening a rough cut of film footage for producers Harvey Weinstein and Scott Rudin in New York next week, and a decision will be made then as to whether Daldry will speed up the finishing touches.
Daldry is pretty busy with rehearsals for the $18 million Broadway production of Billy Elliot, and The Reader is a story of great sensitivity â€” Kate plays a former German prison camp officer who, after the war, has a romance with a teenage schoolboy.
So there’s a sense that Daldry might want to take his time over editing, adding the score and so on.
Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will, I’m sure, still love Kate’s work in 2010.
Also, if The Reader were to open in time for consideration for the Academy Awards, Kate would end up running against herself in a year where there’s formidable competition from other quarters.
Meryl Streep is sure to be a best actress contender for the movie Doubt.
Then there’s Cate Blanchett for The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and Nicole Kidman for Australia.
Kate’s fellow Brits, Keira Knightley (The Duchess), Kristin Scott Thomas (I’ve Loved You So Long) and Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky) are also possible contenders.
Kate was in contention for the best actress Oscar statuette for Titanic, Iris, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and Little Children.
She was also in the best supporting actress category for 1995’s Sense And Sensibility.
Source: Daily Mail