The Envelope

Winslet: Give Me the Oscar

Don’t tell Kate Winslet that actors are supposed to adopt a dispassionate attitude toward awards statuettes. Winslet, who has been nominated for five Oscars but never won, tells Vanity Fair: "Do I want it? You bet your [bleep] I do! I think that people assume that I don't care or don't want it or don't need it or something. It's hard to be there five times, and I'm only human, you know?" Winslet has increased her odds this year by starring in two films that qualify as Oscar bait: The Reader and Revolutionary Road. The latter is directed by her husband, Sam Mendes.