Adam of Club Silencio here with a look at my favorite actresses and their distinguishing claims to fame.
It's hard to keep up with Kate Winslet. If the Academy Awards were a marathon, Kate would be making her sixth glorious lap with her nomination for The Reader. Baffling it is to think that she's lost so many statuettes just by the skin of her teeth. The sex appeal, the cool Hollywood connections, but without that holier than thou attitude -- Kate's perfect for the win, and she'd handle it beautifully. Plus, that whole "Holocaust drama" thing should have given her an early start.
Like any true champion, Kate Winslet won't take it lying down. She's been in constant training. Her two ravishing star turns of 2008, in The Reader and Revolutionary Road, gave Kate a showcase for her entrancing vibrancy and flair for devastating nuance. She also got a full day's workout. During one of her character's most desperate moments in Revolutionary Road, Winslet flees with break-neck speed to the seclusion and safety of the woods, which looks to be a site she's all too familiar with. That suburban home can be so stifling, but then this isn't the first time Kate's needed to blow off some steam, and maybe even some calories.
Didn't Kate's parents teach her not to run on a cruise liner?
Obviously not. But then maybe it's better if her mother keeps her opinions to herself...
Kate needs to take a breath... and the Oscar, ideally. For the sake of her mother and all those years of extensive training. Would you want to be the one to break the news to her?
No matter how it ends, I've got some Gatorade and some hopeful spirits.