Kate Winslet Double Golden Globe Nominee & Santa Barbara Honoree + Meryl Streep Breaks Record

Kate Winslet: Potential Academy Award double nominee in lead and supporting categoriesKate Winslet: Potential Academy Award double nominee for Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road (as Best Actress) and Stephen Daldry's The Reader (as Best Supporting Actress) will be receiving the Santa Barbara Film Festival's Montecito Award for her “series of classic and standout performances.” Well-received Kate Winslet portrayals include those in Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility (1995), James Cameron's Titanic (1997), Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), and Todd Field's Little Children (2006). More on Kate Winslet – and her double Golden Globe nominations – further below.

Kate Winslet to receive Santa Barbara Film Festival Montecito Award

The 2009 Santa Barbara Film Festival has announced that five-time Oscar nominee Kate Winslet will receive its Montecito Award, which honors “a performer who has given a series of classic and standout performances in his/her career.”

The Montecito Award Tribute to Kate Winslet will be held on Friday, Jan. 23, at Santa Barbara's Arlington Theatre. The event will feature a multimedia presentation produced by Paul Fagen of P. Fagen Productions. (See also: 2009 Santa Barbara Film Festival honorees.)

Why Kate Winslet?

Kate Winslet, whose film career has yet to reach the two-decade mark – in fact, it has yet to reach the 15-year mark – is one of the frontrunners for the 2009 Academy Awards for both Stephen Daldry's The Reader, also featuring Ralph Fiennes and David Kross, and Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road, co-starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

In the Los Angeles Times, Kenneth Turan writes:

It is Kate Winslet's face and Kate Winslet's face alone that looks out from the cover of the new 'now a major motion picture' paperback edition of Bernhard Schlink's exceptional novel, The Reader, and that's as it should be.

For though The Reader co-stars the gifted Ralph Fiennes and gives a lot of screen time to a young actor named David Kross, it is Winslet's haunting performance that gives the film what success it has.

Kate Winslet Oscar nominations

For the record, Kate Winslet's five Academy Award nominations were for the following:

  • As Best Supporting Actress for Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility (1995), playing opposite Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant.
  • As Best Actress for James Cameron's blockbuster Titanic (1997), co-starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Gloria Stuart.
  • As Best Supporting Actress for playing the young Iris Murdoch in Richard Eyre's Iris (2001), starring Judi Dench and Jim Broadbent.
  • As Best Actress for Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), with Jim Carrey.
  • As Best Actress for Todd Field's Little Children (2006), also featuring Patrick Wilson and Jennifer Connelly.
Kate Winslet The Reader: Double Golden Globe nominee for 2 movies set in weird 1950sKate Winslet in The Reader. The double Golden Globe nominee is in the running as Best Actress - Drama for her performance as Leonardo DiCaprio's dissatisfied suburban housewife in Sam Mendes' 1950s-set Revolutionary Road and as Best Supporting Actress for Stephen Daldry's (partly) 1950s-set The Reader, in which she portrays an illiterate German woman who, some time after becoming intimate with a teenager (David Kross), learns to read and as a result is finally able to understand what should have been obvious to anyone regardless of literacy level: the Nazi regime was really, really bad – and so was her own involvement in it.[1]

Golden Globe nominations: Nicole Kidman & 'Australia' shut out, Tom Cruise & 'Tropic Thunder' in

The biggest surprise on the 2008 Golden Globe nominations' list is that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association didn't dig a spot for Nicole Kidman in Australia – which was totally shut out – especially considering that Kidman's former husband Tom Cruise did receive a Best Supporting Actor nod for Tropic Thunder.

Cruise's nomination, by the way, elicited laughter from journalists present at the Golden Globes announcement ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Laughter also greeted James Franco's nomination – not for Milk, mind you, but as Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for Pineapple Express.

More Golden Globe oddities

Among other Golden Globe oddities was the fact that Milk and the highly popular The Dark Knight received only one nomination apiece, for, respectively, Sean Penn as Best Actor - Drama and Heath Ledger as Best Supporting Actor.

For the record, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's top films of 2008 were The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Doubt, and Frost/Nixon, each with five nominations. Critics' fave Slumdog Millionaire received four nods.

Hollywood couples: Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt + Kate Winslet & Sam Mendes in

But if exes Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman didn't quite make it, Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie did – for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Changeling, respectively. And so did Sam Mendes & Kate Winslet; the former by way of a Best Director nomination for Revolutionary Road, which has been mostly bypassed this awards season, and the latter with no less than two nods: Best Actress - Drama for Revolutionary Road and Best Supporting Actress for The Reader.

The Best Foreign Language Film nominees are all among the usual suspects. Four of the five will probably get Academy Award nods as well. The one exception is I've Loved You So Long, which is ineligible in that particular Oscar category.

And if the revered Clint Eastwood failed to nab noms for Best Actor - Drama (Gran Torino) and Best Director (either Gran Torino or Changeling), the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made sure to have him somewhere: Best Original Score (Changeling) and Best Song (“Gran Torino”).

Movie celebrities among TV nominees & British talent everywhere

As so often happens at the Golden Globes, among the television nominees there are plenty of big-screen celebrities, including several past Academy Award winners and nominees. Among them:

Anna Paquin. Sally Field. Emma Thompson. Susan Sarandon. Kristin Scott Thomas. Ralph Fiennes. Judi Dench.

Shirley MacLaine. Laura Linney. Catherine Keener. Kevin Spacey. Tom Wilkinson (shortlisted in two categories this year).

And there are lots and lots of British talent just about everywhere. In addition to the aforementioned Ralph Fiennes, Tom Wilkinson, Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, and Sam Mendes, also shortlisted were Sally Hawkins, David Hare, Stephen Daldry, Danny Boyle, and several others.

Golden Globes' snubs

Notably missing in action at this year's Golden Globe nominations were the following:

  • Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight.
  • Michael Sheen for Frost/Nixon.
  • Gus Van Sant for Milk.
  • Melissa Leo for Frozen River.
  • Josh Brolin for either Milk or W.
  • Richard Jenkins for The Visitor.
  • Cate Blanchett for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
  • Rosemarie DeWitt & Debra Winger for Rachel Getting Married.
  • Laurent Cantet's The Class / Entre les murs in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Meryl Streep breaks Golden Globes record

And finally, Academy Award record holder Meryl Streep – 14 nominations in the acting categories – has just made Golden Globe history as the most nominated (23 times) performer ever. Now in second place, Jack Lemmon had 22 nods.

It helped that, like Kate Winslet, Streep is a double Golden Globe nominee – both nods in the Best Actress categories: Doubt (Drama) and Mamma Mia! (Comedy or Musical).

'The Reader' cast & two deceased producers

[1] Written by David Hare, The Reader is based on Bernhard Schlink's 1995 novel. Besides Kate Winslet and David Kross, the psychological drama also features two-time Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (as Best Supporting Actor for Schindler's List, 1993; as Best Actor for The English Patient, 1996), Jeanette Hain, Susanne Lothar, Alissa Wilms, and Florian Bartholomäi.

Also of note, The Reader was the last film produced by the recently deceased filmmakers Anthony Minghella (The English Patient, Cold Mountain) and Sydney Pollack (The Way We Were, Out of Africa).

Kung Fu Panda 2008: DreamWorks Animation box office hit top Annie Awards contenderKung Fu Panda: DreamWorks Animation's 2008 box office hit is the top contender for the Annie Awards, having received 16 nominations – more than twice the number of nods (7) that went to Disney/Pixar's critical favorite WALL-E. Mark Osborne and John Stevenson directed Kung Fu Panda.

Annie Awards: Likely Oscar contenders 'WALL-E,' 'Waltz with Bashir' & top pick 'Kung Fu Panda' in the running

The International Animated Film Association's 2009 Annie Awards' nominations are in.

Mark Osborne and John Stevenson's Kung Fu Panda, a DreamWorks Animation release, is up for 16 Annie Awards, among them Best Animated Feature and Best Directing in an Animated Feature Production.

Critics' fave WALL-E, a Disney/Pixar release directed by Andrew Stanton, received a relatively modest seven nominations. Like Kung Fu Panda, WALL-E is in the running for Best Animated Feature and Best Directing in an Animated Feature Production.

More Best Animated Feature nominees

The Annie Awards' three other Best Animated Feature nominees are the following:

  • Byron Howard and Chris Williams' Bolt, another Disney production – but without direct Pixar involvement despite John Lasseter's executive producer role. Bolt has been shortlisted in five categories.
  • Ari Folman's Israel-Lebanon War-set Waltz with Bashir. A likely Academy Award nominee, the Israeli production received four nods.
  • Tatia Rosenthal's $9.99, an Australian/Israeli stop-motion animated feature written by Rosenthal and Etgar Keret (the director of Jellyfish), from Keret's short stories.

The Annie Awards list below has been updated to display the winners in each category.

Annie Awards winners & nominations

2009 International Animated Film Society's Annie Award nominations: Dec. 1 '08. Annie Award winners: Jan. 30 '09.


Best Animated Feature
* Kung Fu Panda.
Waltz with Bashir.

Best Animated Home Entertainment Production
Batman: Gotham Knight.
Christmas Is Here Again.
* Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs.
Justice League: The New Frontier.
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning.

Best Animated Short Subject
Glago's Guest.
Hot Dog.
Sebastian's Voodoo.
* Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death.

Best Animated Television Production
King of the Hill.
Moral Orel.
Phineas and Ferb.
* Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II.
The Simpsons.

Best Animated Television Production Produced for Children
A Miser Brothers Christmas.
* Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, “Destination Imagination.”
The Mighty B!.
Underfist: Halloween Bash.



Animated Effects
Alen Lai, Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who.
* Li-Ming Lawrence Lee, Kung Fu Panda.
Fangwei Lee, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.
Kevin Lee, Bolt.
Enrique Vila, WALL-E.

Character Animation in a Feature Production
* James Baxter, Kung Fu Panda.
Jeff Gabor, Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who.
Philippe Le Brun, Kung Fu Panda.
Victor Navone, WALL-E.
Dan Wagner, Kung Fu Panda.

Character Animation in a Television Production or Short Form
Sandro Cleuzo, Secrets of the Furious Five.
Joshua A. Jennings, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II.
* Pierre Perifel, Secrets of the Furious Five.

Character Design in an Animated Feature Production
Valerie Hadida, Igor.
Sang Jun Lee, Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who.
* Nicolas Marlet, Kung Fu Panda.

Character Design in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
Bryan Arnett – Mighty B!, “Bat Mitzah Crashers.”
Ben Balistreri - Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, “Mondo Coco.”
Sean Galloway, The Spectacular Spider-Man.
Jorge Gutierrez – El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, “The Good, The Bad, The Tigre.”
* Nicolas Marlet, Secrets of the Furious Five.

Directing in an Animated Feature Production
Sam Fell, Rob Stevenhagen, The Tale of Despereaux.
Ari Folman, Waltz with Bashir.
Tatia Rosenthal, 9.99.
* John Stevenson & Mark Osborne, Kung Fu Panda.
Andrew Stanton, WALL-E.

Directing in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
Bob Anderson - The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror XIX.”
* Joaquim Dos Santos – Avatar: The Last Airbender, “Sozin's Comet Pt. 3.”
Craig McCracken, Rob Renzetti - Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, “Destination Imagination.”
Chris McKay – Moral Orel, Passing.
Alan Smart - SpongeBob SquarePants, Penny Foolish.

Music in an Animated Feature Production
Kevin Manthei – Batman: Gotham Knight.
John Powell – Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who.
Max Richter – Waltz with Bashir.
William Ross – The Tale of Despereaux.
* Hans Zimmer & John Powell – Kung Fu Panda.

Music in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
Carl Finch & Brave Combo - Click and Clack's, “As the Wrench Turns.”
* Henry Jackman, Hans Zimmer & John Powell – Secrets of the Furious Five.
Kevin Kiner – Star Wars The Clone Wars: Rising Malevolence
Guy Moon – Back at the Barnyard, “Cowman: The Uddered Avenger.”
Guy Michelmore – Growing Up Creepie: Rockabye Freakie.

Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
Ralph Eggleston, WALL-E.
Paul Felix, Bolt.
* Tang Heng, Kung Fu Panda.
Evgeni Tomov, The Tale of Despereaux.
Raymond Zibach, Kung Fu Panda.

Production Design in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
Andy Harkness, Glago's Guest.
* Tang Heng, Secrets of the Furious Five.
Seonna Hong – The Mighty B!, “Bee Patients.”
Dan Krall – Chowder, “The Heavy Sleeper.”
Raymond Zibach, Secrets of the Furious Five.

Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
Alessandro Carloni – Kung Fu Panda.
Ronnie Del Carmen – WALL-E.
Joe Mateo, Bolt.
* Jennifer Yuh Nelson – Kung Fu Panda.
Rob Stevenhagen – The Tale of Despereaux.

Storyboarding in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
Butch Hartman – Fairly OddParents, “Mission: Responsible.”
Andy Kelly – Ni Hao, Kai-Lan, “Twirly Whirly Flyers.”
Andy Schuler – Secret of the Furious Five.
Eddie Trigueros, The Mighty B!, “Name Shame.”
* Chris Williams, Glago's Guest.

Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
Ben Burtt – Voice of WALL-E – WALL-E.
* Dustin Hoffman – Voice of Shifu – Kung Fu Panda.
James Hong – Voice of Mr. Ping – Kung Fu Panda.
Ian McShane – Voice of Tai Lung – Kung Fu Panda.
Mark Walton – Voice of Rhino – Bolt.

Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
* Ahmed Best – Voice of Jar Jar Binks – Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II.
Seth MacFarlane – Voice of Peter Griffin – Family Guy, “I Dream of Jesus.”
Dwight Schultz – Voice of Mung Daal – Chowder, “Apprentice Games.”

Writing in an Animated Feature Production
* Jon Aibel & Glenn Berger – Kung Fu Panda.
Etan Cohen and Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath – Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.
Ari Folman – Waltz with Bashir.
Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio – Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who.

Writing in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
Joel H. Cohen – The Simpsons, “The Debarted.”
Scott Kreamer – El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, “Mustache Love.”
Paul McEvoy and Todd Berger – Secrets of the Furious Five.
* Tom Root, Douglas Goldstein, Hugh Davidson, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Dan Milano, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick, Zeb Wells, Breckin Meyer – Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II.
Chris Williams – Glago's Guest.



Winsor McCay Award:
Mike Judge, John Lasseter, and Nick Park for career contributions to the art of animation.

June Foray Award:
Bill Turner for significant and benevolent, or charitable impact on the art and industry of animation.

Certificate of Merit Award:
Amir Avni.
Mike Fontanelli.
Kathy Turner.
Alex Vassilev.


Annie Awards website.

Kate Winslet photo via the Santa Barbara Film Festival website.

Kung Fu Panda image: DreamWorks Animation.

Kate Winslet The Reader image: The Weinstein Company.

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