October 23, 2016

Kate Winslet Did Not Expect Golden Globes Win

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet says she did not expect to win the Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe.

Winslet was recognised for her performance as Joanna Hoffman in biopic Steve Jobs, which saw her team up with Michael Fassbender and director Danny Boyle for the first time.

The Best Supporting Actress category was a crowded field with Jane Fonda, Helen Mirren, Alicia Vikander, and Jennifer Jason Leigh all nominated. Winslet admits that she was so sure she was not going to win that she has booked a massage for after the ceremony due to a sore neck – something that she was going to have to cancel.

Speaking to the press after her triumph, the actress said: “I really am so shocked right now. So shocked! I’m never ever going to get used to it. I’m standing here, thinking really this is not happening. I honestly, truthfully did not expect this at all.

“A lot of us out there still in the game. I’ve been doing this for 23 years, Cate Blanchett probably longer. There’s a real sense of girl power this year.”

Winslet’s Best Supporting Actress win was one of two awards for Steve Jobs last night, as Aaron Sorkin also triumphed in the Best Screenplay category.

This is the third Golden Globe win for Winslet, having previously picked up awards for The Reader, Revolutionary Road, and Mildred Pierce over the years. This was the eleventh Golden Globe nomination of her career.

Winslet is expected to be in the Best Supporting Actress Oscar mix when the nominations are announced later this week. She could add a Best Supporting Actress gong to the Best Actress Oscar she already has for The Reader.

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