Prediction: When Leonardo DiCaprio wins a naked little Oscar trophy for best actor this year, the camera will pan to Kate Winslet. Her hands will be clasped together under her chin. A tiny iceberg-shaped tear will descend rapidly from her cheek.
Leo will point to her during his speech and wink. No words. They get it; we don’t. Winslet wants to be there for that moment. So, yeah, all the talk of an Oscars boycott has not compelled Winslet enough to consider skipping the awards—which no one would really expect of her, anyway.
“To be honest with you, it has been such an extraordinary year for women, I’d feel like I was letting my side down if I didn’t go,” Winslet told BBC. “And also I feel very strongly that it may possibly be Leo’s year. And he is my closest friend in the world and I just couldn’t imagine not being there to support him...And I think those are reasons enough really to show my face.”
Winslet also happens to be nominated for best actress for Steve Jobs. But she’s also going for Leo.
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