Kate Winslet shouldn’t have got Supporting Actress awards, says Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas has said she thinks it was unfair that Kate Winslet picked up the Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe for her role in The Reader.
After years of unsuccessful nominations, Kate picked up the award at the ceremony last month - and then picked up the Best Lead Actress trophy for her role in Revolutionary Road - but has attracted criticism from people like Kristin who think she was nominated in the wrong category.
Kristin explained: “I didn’t get Kate Winslet as supporting actress at all.
“I thought the whole thing was rather odd really - it seemed to be incredibly unfair to the other actresses because [Kate’s part] just wasn’t a supporting role.
“I don’t really think they should have allowed it.”
As well as the Golden Globes, Kate won the Best Supporting Actress trophy at the SAG Awards last month too. Both awards allow producers to suggest which category the actors should be considered for and it’s believed Kate’s role in The Reader was entered in the Supporting category to avoid her competing against herself in Revolutionary Road in the Lead group. In contrast, the voters, rather than the filmmakers themselves, pick the categories for the Academy Awards and Kate’s performance in The Reader is nominated for the Leading Actress Oscar.
Kristin and Kate are both nominated for the Best Actress trophy at this weekends BAFTAs.