Claudia Winkleman has defended Kate Winslet following recent criticism of her behaviour at award ceremonies.
Winslet was accused of being “over the top” when she became emotional at the Golden Globes in January. The actress went home with two awards at the ceremony, winning the best drama actress gong for Revolutionary Road and the best supporting actress prize for The Reader.
Earlier this month, the star put in a more restrained performance after winning the best actress award at the BAFTAs.
Winkleman has now admitted that all eyes will be on Winslet at the Academy Awards on Sunday night. The TV host is fronting Sky’s coverage of the ceremony, which could see the star walking away with her first Oscar.
“I think everyone has been unfair. This is her moment. Leave her alone,” Winkleman told the Daily Record. “At the Golden Globes she got up and showed how much it mattered to her.
“These awards really make a difference: what house they can buy, what roles they get offered, what money they can charge for each film. If she wins, she’ll be an Academy Award winner forever so she was really moved to get a Golden Globe.
“Then she came to the BAFTAs and was restrained and people say she didn’t show much emotion. The girl can’t win.”
Source: Digital Spy