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Kate Winslet Glows Live From the Press Room!

After a long, winning award season, Kate Winslet finally got her Best Actress Oscar statue tonight. After her sincere and heartwarming speech, we were lucky enough to hear even more from Kate in the press room about finally achieving her dream.

  • On retiring her own nude scenes and who she wants to "pass the torch" to: This is the one time I feel like reaching for my publicist. . . [ pause] I’m going to go for a woman and be really controversial — Susan Sarandon.
  • On dreaming of this moment: A dream is a dream. When that dream starts to become a reality the nightmare doesn’t seem to kick in. I just always knew that it was a dream, was a fantasy that probably would never happen. It's only dawning on me now that I won an Oscar. It’s only starting to sink in. Right now actually. Oh my god.
  • On the win: Did you see my mom and dad? My mom won a pickled onion competition in their local pub just before Christmas and that was a big deal. The Evening Post sent me a picture of her holding up her jar. Well, Evening Post, here’s your next Winslet picture!
  • On choosing her dress: I thought it was really elegant. I thought my mom would think it's really pretty that’s why I wanted to wear it.
  • On Sam directing love scenes: To be honest, the very straightforward answer is that he’s used to it. He’d seen me naked before I even met him. The person who was very professional getting through the emotional moments during Revolutionary Road was Sam. I was pathetic. He would turn to me and say you’ve done this so many times before and I said yes, but you’re standing right there, isn’t it a little bit weird.

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spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
So glad she won- finally! She truly deserves it!
mlen mlen 8 years
*gracious
mlen mlen 8 years
so happy she won- she just is the classiest and most gracias actress out there.
jaan_black jaan_black 8 years
I love her...so glad she won, she deserves it...the whistle with her dad was adorable lol
cleegiants cleegiants 8 years
i'm glad she won - it was well deserved from what i hear. yeah, i haven't seen any of the movies that these actresses were nominated for, but i think kate is a great actress in anything.
tiggerchick2 tiggerchick2 8 years
Go Kate!!! I am so happy that she finally got her Oscar, it has been a long time coming. That part with her dad whistling and "I used to practice this when I was 8 and this would have been a shampoo bottle..but this isn't a shampoo bottle" were great. Congrats beautiful Kate!!!
clew001 clew001 8 years
i love kate winslet! she deserved the award many times over. this was her moment to shine and i thought her speech was so heartfelt....i'm not going to lie though, i really wanted her to have a leo meltdown like last time. i thought her speech was so endearing during the globes. i love that the two of them have a platonic friendship that is real and loving.
Iris1000 Iris1000 8 years
I thought it was so endearing when she made sure her mom and dad were there watching.
corduroy1 corduroy1 8 years
I kinda feel a little stupid, but the whistling dad brought tears to my eyes! I am so glad she won, and she is amazingly gorgeous...but her HAIR just drove me NUTS!!!!
jeneeena jeneeena 8 years
my kate finally won...
outofhere outofhere 8 years
She's just perfection. I loved the whistling bit with her Dad.
serasvictoria serasvictoria 8 years
Bout flippin time!
Louie Louie 8 years
I'm so glad Kate won, she did a fantastic speech. Dad whistling was gold.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
I'm so happy!!!!
renascencern renascencern 8 years
Gosh I love this woman. She's one of the best. Congratulations Kate!
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
Yay team Kate! :cheer:
Lukin Lukin 8 years
God, I don't think it's possible for anyone not to adore this woman. She is so incredibly talented, bright and grateful! I loved the bit in her speech with her dad whistling. She is wonderful, and she truly deserves this.
LemonOut LemonOut 8 years
Yay Kate! I love her and am so happy she won. Speech was good too.
Idalia Idalia 8 years
She was sooo overdue. I am happy she won. The reader was amazing.
sidra5397 sidra5397 8 years
I loved her speech especially that whistle bit with her dad.
lilegwene lilegwene 8 years
Yay! Glad she won, though I thought she actually deserved the nom and win for Revolutionary Road rather than The Reader.
eveday eveday 8 years
I wanted Meryl Streep to win...Kate is alright but Streep is always amazing.
PensaGrey PensaGrey 8 years
Congratulations Kate! I haven't seen this particular movie but as a seasoned actress she deserves an award. *Leo wasn't in The Reader*
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
well deserved, too bad she didnt acknowledge leo this time, probably the nerves
donamaria donamaria 8 years
Beautiful and talented lady... she deserved it!!! Congrats Kate!
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