2011 Sep 19

Kate Winslet dedicates first Emmy to mum

Kate Winslet dedicated her first Emmy to her mum as she scooped the outstanding actress in a mini-series award last night.

The Oscar-winning actress won the award for her lead role in Mildred Pierce, beating Elizabeth McGovern, who plays the Countess of Grantham in ITV1’s Downton Abbey, which took four gongs.

The HBO drama tells the story of a divorced single mother who decides to open a restaurant business during 1930s Depression-era California.

Wearing a stunning red dress, the Titanic star thanked her mum Sally as she collected the award.

She said: “Mildred Pierce was capable of great acts of love as a mother but she was an extraordinary and a multi-tasker, and to that end I do have to share this with my mum.

“It doesn’t matter how old you are or what you do in your life, you never stop needing your mum, and I will never stop needing mine.”

Source: getreading