Following her double-win at the Golden Globes last Sunday (Best Actress for Rev Road plus Best Supporting Actress for The Reader), Kate Winslet being double-nominated by BAFTA yesterday has me worried. We wouldn’t want to see this happen with the Oscar nominations or in the final voting. It’s too much. It feels hoggish.
I understand Kate’s people pushing her in both categories in order to build a storm of acclamation and critical mass, but I really think it’s time to nip this one in the bud. She’ll probably win the Best Actress trophy for Rev Road — highly deserved — but that’s enough. It wouldn’t be cool for her to manage a double win. Most of us, I think, want to see either Doubt‘s Viola Davis or Vicky Cristina Barcelona‘s Penelope Cruz win the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.