Oscar Favorite Kate Winslet Picks Up Another Award

January 24th, 2009 // Leave a Comment

Kate Winslet was presented the Montecito Award at the 24th Annual Santa Barbara Film Festival in Santa Barbara, California on Friday night.

The Titanic actress looks to be the front runner for this year’s Best Actress trophy at the Academy Awards. The 33-year-old Brit has already won both a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice award for best supporting actress for The Reader, in which she plays a Nazi concentration camp guard who has an affair with a teenager.

Winslet also has a Bafta nomination for the part.

Bookmaker Ladbrokes has moved her Oscar odds from 5/4 to even money as backers have flooded in. Her closest competitors appear to be Anne Hathaway at 6/4 and Meryl Streep at 5/1, with outsiders Angelina Jolie at 12/1 and Melissa Leo at 14/1.

Spokesman Robin Hutchison said: “We have seen bits and bobs for Hathaway and Jolie but Winslet is the one they all want to be with at the moment.

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Kate Winslet was presented the Montecito Award at the 24th Annual Santa Barbara Film Festival in Santa Barbara, California on Friday night.

The Titanic actress looks to be the front runner for this year’s Best Actress trophy at the Academy Awards. The 33-year-old Brit has already won both a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice award for best supporting actress for The Reader, in which she plays a Nazi concentration camp guard who has an affair with a teenager.

Winslet also has a Bafta nomination for the part.

Bookmaker Ladbrokes has moved her Oscar odds from 5/4 to even money as
backers have flooded in. Her closest competitors appear to be Anne
Hathaway at 6/4 and Meryl Streep at 5/1, with outsiders Angelina Jolie
at 12/1 and Melissa Leo at 14/1.

Spokesman Robin Hutchison said: “We have seen bits and bobs for
Hathaway and Jolie but Winslet is the one they all want to be with at
the moment.

Weigh in with your thoughts by taking our poll.

Check out all 25+ photos of Kate Winslet in the gallery!

By Miu von Furstenberg
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