Winslet to be feted at Santa Barbara Fest

Posted by · 3:12 pm · December 10th, 2008

Kate WinsletWell the consistent snubs for Kate Winslet’s performances this week (other than a brief mention by the BFCA for her work in “The Reader”) should go down a little easier for the actress as it seems she’ll be receiving an award at next month’s Santa Barbara Film Festival for her outstanding career so far.

The press release, in part:

“I have had a cinematic crush on Kate Winslet since her first movie,” gushed SBIFF Director Roger Durling.  “She’s my favorite actress of all time…and she will always have a home here at the festival!”

Since her last visit to Santa Barbara, Winslet has been in numerous films including Little Children, for which she received her fifth Oscar nomination, All The King’s Men, Flushed Away and The Holiday.  Winslet continues her sterling career with two critically-acclaimed performances in Sam Mendes’ “Revolutionary Road,” marking a screen reunion with her Titanic co-star, Leonard DiCaprio, and Stephen Daldry’s post WWII drama, “The Reader,” opposite Ralph Fiennes.

The Montecito Award was created in recognition of a performer who has given a series of classic and standout performances in his/her career.

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  • 1 12-10-2008 at 3:19 pm

    michael mckay said...

    Winslet is an extraordinary talent…but I think my favorite performance she’s given so far was her role in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

  • 2 12-10-2008 at 3:28 pm

    JAB said...

    is that her in that picture?! wow.

  • 3 12-10-2008 at 4:30 pm

    Tim Correa said...

    I think she’ll still win the Oscar this year, even without the critics awards. Though hopefully Sally Hawkins will receive a well deserved nom now.

  • 4 12-10-2008 at 4:55 pm

    Damian said...

    Yes, that picture is from the The Reader premiere. Stunning and natural beauty.