Oscar 2008: Kate Winslet Reaction to Winning

Kate Winslet won the Best Actress Oscar for “The Reader” at her sixth nomination. 

 

“It's just dawning on me now that I've won an Oscar,” said the actress winner, hyperventilating. “It's just starting to sink in. Oh my God.”

 

“My mom won a picked onion competition in her local pub before Christmas and that was a big deal. They had her picture in the paper. Reading Evening Post There's your next Winslet picture,” she said, holding up her statuette. “And as someone who's been nominated before, I can tell you winning is really a lot better than losing. Really a lot better.”

 

She dashed from the stage to embrace a reporter who's known her since she was teen thesp from small-town England, then told him how winning felt “unreal.”