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  • Joe Burns
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    #178526

    Kate Winslet has always been one of my favorite actresses, she’s always so passionate, daring, and fascinating in each of her performances.  When did you vote her the best?  For me,  I would give her the win for Eternal Sunshine (Although I don’t love her as much as I did in the past) and for The Reader.  I also love her in Little Children and in Titantic, though I think Dench and Hunt  would be my choices for those years.  I need to rewatch both S.A.S and Iris, though I remember her being very good in both.   

    When would  you give her the Oscar?  In the year she won, would you have prefered her to be recognized for Revolutionary Road?  What do you think of her post Oscar career?  Do you think she has a chance of being nominated next year for her performance in The Dressmaker?  

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    She’s one of the greatest actresses of all time!

    She placed my 1st many times – “Sense and Sensibility” “Titanic” and “The Reader” (I don’t really understand why people are so against of her win, I think it’s a very worthy performance). She placed 2nd for “Little Children” on my ballot, and 3rd for “Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind”. Haven’t seen “Iris”.

    She deserved Oscar nominations for “Carnage” “Finding Neverland” and “Revolutionary Road” also.

    Wish she would be back in race soon!

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    Noé
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    #178529

    Damn right! First Oscar for my favorite all-time performance in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. A bunch of other nominations. Lots. And probably a second win for Little Children.

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    Actriz
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    The Reader. Not a particularly good movie but one of the most unnecessarily shat on wins for an actress. Really some stunning work done by her there.

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    Gone_Guy
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    I have still yet to watch Sense and Sensibility (I know, I know). However, there was one time where I personally ranked Winslet number one.

    2004 Lead Actress – Preferences
    1. Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    2. Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby
    3. Imelda Staunton, Vera Drake
    4. Annette Bening, Being Julia
    5. Catalina Sandino Moreno, Maria Full of Grace

    Now, had Uma Thurman rightfully been nominated for Kill Bill: Vol. 2, she would be in number one spot, bumping everyone else down.  That would have also made for five truly perfect nominees in this category. As it stands, Moreno just doesn’t hold up to the other four in my opinion. 

    For reasons that burn my soul, ESOTSM just didn’t catch on with Oscar voters the way I hoped. It did get two nominations, which is better than some, winning Original Screenplay (Michael Gondry, the director; Charlie Kaufman, and Piere Bismuth) and landing Winselt the nom. But it should have been in Picture, Director (Michael Gondry, who at least won for Screenplay), Lead Actor (Jim Carrey), and certainly noms in Editing and Production Design. 

    Even though Winslet was my top choice, I’m sure she didn’t even land in the top three. I bet the final ballot looked like this:

    Winner: Swank
    2. Bening
    3. Staunton
    4. Winslet
    5. Moreno

    I don’t mind Winslet winning for The Reader, but she was my third choice behind 1) Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married and 2) Melissa Leo, Frozen River, then Winslet, followed by 4) Angelina Jolie, Changeling, and 5) Meryl Streep, Doubt. If Winslet had instead been nominated for Revolutionary Road, she would have been my number one. That is my second favorite performance of hers. But I don’t think she should have ever been in Supporting for The Reader. That was just a giant case of category-fraud, and even the film had a nice supporting performance by an actress, Lena Olin, who could have maybe gotten a nom or two somewhere by riding the coattails of the film’s success (I mean, it got in for Best Picture and Director over The Dark Knight). 

    For what it’s worth, Winslet has said ESOTSM is her favorite performance.  

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    Zooey the Dreamer
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    Never.

    1995 – second to Joan Allen in Nixon
    1997 – Helena Bonahm Carter delivered my favorite performance, Dench a close second, Hunt – third, I’m ambivalent about Christie and Winslet
    2001 – Mirren and Smith are my favorites, followed by Winslet
    2004 – Staunton is definitely first; Moreno probably second, Winslet third
    2006 – fifth in a very strong year; Streep is my first for The Devil Wears Prada (a performance that surprised me), Dench a very close second; Cruz – third, Mirren – fourth, Winslet – fifth
    2008 – such a weak line-up; Winslet is probably fourth for me, with Leo, Hathaway, Streep ahead of her

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    Eddy Q
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    “For what it’s worth, Winslet has said ESOTSM is her favorite performance.”

    Good on her! I wish that could be her year for me, but then there’s Imelda! It’s not fair! 

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    Icky
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    Though she did well with what she had to work with I hated The Reader and Little Children too much to be okay with her winning for those. And I really don’t get how anyone could have placed her second for latter. The trio of Dench, Mirren and Cruz elevate that category to one of strongest ever. Streep’s performance would have been worthy in a weaker field. Winslet is almost a non-entity there.

    For 1997 I had her fourth, only ahead of Christie. Even though I defend Titanic as one of the best BP winners ever I’m not gonna pretend that any of the performances were able to triumph from the creaky dialogue and simple characterization. I had her third in 1995, behind Sorvino and Allen. Third in 2001, behind Tomei and Mirren. So, 2004 was the only year I preferred her most among the nominees, though Staunton was a close second. (I’m still caping up for Delpy as the strongest single performance of 2004 and then Uma Thurman after her).  A nod and win for Heavenly Creatures would have been nice.

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    no.

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    Kevin Groome
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    Yes. 

    1995- Sense & Sensibility
    2004- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    2008- The Reader

    Hoping she makes a comeback with Steve Jobs.  

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    She’s near the top for me in ’95. I think she is wonderful in Sense and Sensibility. I liked everyone in this lineup: Sorvino (talk about shat upon…lol!) Allen, Quinlan; very strong.

    My personal favorite was Mare Winningham for Georgia. But Kate winning would have been fine with me. She’s my second.

    Pretty eclectic year in ’97. I’m a fan of all the nominees, including the winner (talk about being shat upon…). With the greats Dench and Christie and the elegant perf from HBC, Kate is in very tough. Her massively successful vehicle probably didnt help her but this is where I might put her first; just because.

     

    For Iris she holds her own with the great great Dench and Broadbent, and in her category she’s faced with (the great) Mirren and Maggie Smith. I dont know where I’d rank her. Maybe 4th, but deserving of the nod.

    For Eternal Sunshine she’s in tough again. She ranks third or fourth behind Staunton, Swank, and maybe behind either Bening or Moreno. That could put her last or second last, which seems absurb because she’s terrific here.

    For Little Children, no. She’s at the bottom behind Mirren, Dench, Cruz, and Streep. It wasnt going to happen for her, and, imo, some of the other cast members were as good or better than her.

    As for her win for The Reader, how could they deny her after her rather spectacular runup? She’s third, behind Melissa Leo, my personal winner, and Anne Hathaway. But she still makes for a worthy winner.

    So no. Never. Except, the year she costars with Melanie Lynskey, and Sarah Peirse in Heavenly Creatures, I might have placed her first. Supporting or Lead wouldnt have mattered. She was noticed, and deservedly so. I dont think she ever worked with Peter Jackson after this, but she is fabulous here. If she was in Lead, I’d dump every nominee in favour of her. If she were Supporting, she wouldnt have stood a chance against most of the nominees: Harris, Mirren, Thurman, Tilly, and Wiest.

    So I guess no.

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    “Sense & Sensibility”

    I would have been fine with a win for “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” too, but my pony that year was Imelda Staunton. The rest? Nope.

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    She’s one of the greatest actresses of all time!

    She placed my 1st many times – “Sense and Sensibility” “Titanic” and “The Reader” (I don’t really understand why people are so against of her win, I think it’s a very worthy performance). She placed 2nd for “Little Children” on my ballot, and 3rd for “Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind”. Haven’t seen “Iris”.

    She deserved Oscar nominations for “Carnage” “Finding Neverland” and “Revolutionary Road” also.

    Wish she would be back in race soon!

    I think its because of her performance in Revolutionary Road. She kept winning lead awards all over the place for that one, and was far better than in The Reader…just less oscary…

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    Carlo
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    “Sense and Sensibility” and “The Reader”.

    In 1997 was Dench, in 2001 Mirren, in 2004 Staunton and in 2007 Mirren again.

    In 2008 she was my choice among the nominated ones (after her, in this order: Leo, Hathaway, Streep and Jolie).
    But the best performances of 2008 were not nominated: Sally Hawkins and Kristin Scott Thomas.

    Mildred Pierce was TV but she was fantastic.

    Hope she makes a comeback with The Dressmaker or Jobs. 

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    Carlo
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    “Sense and Sensibility” and “The Reader”.

    In 1997 was Dench, in 2001 Mirren, in 2004 Staunton and in 2007 Mirren again.

    In 2008 she was my choice among the nominated ones (after her, in this order: Leo, Hathaway, Streep and Jolie).
    But the best performances of 2008 were not nominated: Sally Hawkins and Kristin Scott Thomas.

    Mildred Pierce was TV but she was fantastic.

    Hope she makes a comeback with The Dressmaker or Jobs. 

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