Kate Winslet scored her fourth Golden Globe on Sunday night for her role in the Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs.
Winslet beat out Jane Fonda (Youth), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Helen Mirren (Trumbo), and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture honor. Her last Golden Globe — for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television — came in 2012, for her appearance in Mildred Pierce. In 2009, she took home two awards, for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Revolutionary Road) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (The Reader).
Even though she’s a seasoned Golden Globes winner, Winslet looked rather shocked before taking to the stage Sunday night.
“I really am actually extremely surprised and overwhelmed …. thank you so much to the Hollywood Foreign Press — Is this really happening?” she said. “What an incredible year for women in film… these categories are so crowded and crammed with skill and integrity.”
Speaking to reporters backstage after the show, Winslet expanded praised the sense “girl power” this awards season.
“I just think women are doing such great work. There’s a lot of us still out there still in the game. I’ve been doing this for 23 years now, Cate Blanchett’s been doing it probably longer actually. Look at Helen Mirren and Jane Fonda, these wonderful women,” she told reporters backstage. “It really feels fantastic. There’s a real sense of girl power this year in terms of performance, and it’s just incredible to be a part of that.”