The British actress was the recipient of this year’s honorary CÃ©sar, presented to her by Michel Gondry after a retrospective of her career, to a standing ovation. The French filmmaker, who directed her in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, gave a rather unusual bilingual speech. “Ma chÃ¨re Kate, Kitty, Kitty Cat, itâ€™s never too late to win a CÃ©sar…” The French part of his speech recognized her as a talent, while the English part amply praised her cleavage and derriÃ¨re! “Michel was my introduction to French cinema,” Winslet said afterwards. But she seemed even more proud to have worked with Roman Polanski (in Carnage) and wanted to remind everyone twice. â€œIâ€™m going to say it again, I worked for Roman Polanski!” and ended her speech in the local tongue: “Merci de votre gentillesse et cette charmante soirÃ©e!” (Thank you for your kindness and this charming evening.)
She wore a stunning Jenny Packham dress to the event. Correction: Kate wore a stunning Van Cleef & Arpels dress along with the Virevolte earrings in yellow gold and diamonds and the Galuchat bracelet in yellow gold and diamonds.
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â€¢ Awards & Galas: 37th Annual CÃ©sar Film Awards