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Would Kate Winslet win awards for her speeches?
British actress Kate Winslet keeps picking up awards for her 2008 film roles and admits she is struggling with her acceptance speeches.
On Sunday, she won best supporting actress from the Screen Actors Guild for her role as a German woman with a Nazi past in “The Reader,” adding to her double win at the Golden Globes a few weeks ago.
“I’m a bit lost for words, I’m sorry,” she said in her speech on Sunday. But she actually came off better than at the Globes, where she gushed her way through her speeches, especially after winning best actress for her role as a frustrated suburban wife in “Revolutionary Road.”
Backstage on Sunday, she joked with reporters: “I don’t have to make another speech do I? I am so bad at this..Clearly I am still learning.” She said that winning comes as a shock and “just takes her breath away.”
For the Oscars on Feb. 22, Winslet will by vying for best actress for her “The Reader” role, in which she has an affair with a teenage boy and bares herself in several intimate scenes. But her breath will really be taken away if she wins the Academy Award over multi-award winning actress Meryl Streep, who took best actress from the Screen Actors Guild for her role as a vindictive nun in “Doubt.”
Winslet has never won an Oscar despite many nominations. So can she win the Oscar and make a decent speech?