Kate Winslett is 31 and this year received her 5th academy award nomination.
And at 31, you've got to wonder if the joy of being nominated is wearing off, and whether at this point, she's ready to win.
Interestingly enough, despite the Susan Lucci-esque Academy situation, Winslett won a Grammy award in 2000 for best spoken word album for children...although surely this is not a presigeous awards. (Ugh, Grammys!)
Yet, what I think is real interesting is that I haven't heard of any upcoming projects for Winslett for 2007 or beyond.
Perhaps Winslett is being strategic, looking for the right project, instead of persuing something like 2006's All the King's Men, which was a complete bust.
My recomendation for Kate is, if Keira Knightley can play the role...don't take it.
If Kate wants to win an Oscar statue for her next role she will need to either...
a. Ugly it up a big time!
b. play a prostitute in an edgy supporting role.
c. Gain 50 pounds for the part
d. Sing a song in a film musical
e. Play the part of a famous person.
But my recommendation to Kate is to continue playing whatever part you choose, because whatever you're doing is working...five nomination by the age of 31 is a tremendous accomplishment.
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