Blubbing Kate and the Brits' Goldrush; (1) A Winner at Last: A Tearful Kate Winslet at the Awards (2) It's All Mine: Sally Hawkins

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Blubbing Kate and the Brits' Goldrush; (1) A Winner at Last: A Tearful Kate Winslet at the Awards (2) It's All Mine: Sally Hawkins


Byline: RICHARD SIMPSON

AS she tearfully explained, she has a habit of not winning.

Which is probably why Kate Winslet was so determined to soak up every second of glory as she accepted her two Golden Globe awards.

Unfortunately she could barely get her words out for crying.

But that didn't stop the 33-year-old British actress from delivering two of the most rambling, tearful and gushing speeches after winning best supporting actress and best actress awards at the Los Angeles ceremony.

In a black Yves Saint Laurent strapless gown, she gasped for air before announcing to her fellow best actress nominees: 'I'm so sorry Anne (Hathaway), Meryl (Streep), Kristen (Scott Thomas)'.

Then she seemed to have a complete memory blank. 'Oh God, who's the other one? - Angelina!'

After that little stumbling block, Miss Winslet's triumphant speeches went on. And on. And on.

She thanked everyone, from her family, agents, directors, producers and co-stars right down to the hair and make-up departments and voice coaches on both The Reader, for which she won best supporting actress, and Revolutionary Road, for which she was named best actress.

The tears started the moment Jennifer Lopez announced Winslet had won the supporting actress prize. The camera panned to Miss Winslet who was found weeping, head bowed at her table.

On stage, her voice breaking, she started with 'You have to forgive me. I have a habit of not winning things.' She was right. She has been nominated for the Globes five times with no luck.

Finally came a tribute to her husband, director Sam Mendes.

'I wouldn't have been able to do this without you and I'm sorry I was so mental at the end. And my children Mia and Joe who are watching this on TV. Look - I won. Thank you for coming on this adventure with mummy.' But there was still clearly much more left to say when she later collected her best actress award.

'Now forgive me, this is erm.

Gather. Is this really happening? Okay, erm,' she managed.

Seeing a producer gesturing her to finish the speech, she answered: 'Please wrap up? You have no idea how much I'm not wrapping up.

Okay. …

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