Jakarta, IO – Kate Winslet has been named best actress in a limited series/movie made for television at the 2022 Critics Choice Awards.
The Mare of Easttown star beat out WandaVision star Elizabeth Olsen, Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia’s Danielle Brooks, Genius: Aretha star Cynthia Erivo and The Underground Railroad’s Thuso Mbedu.
The prestigious award was presented by Squid Game’s HoYeon Jung, Lee Jung-jae and Park Haesoo. With only 30 seconds to introduce the award, Hae-soo said “presenting on live TV is just about as scary as Squid Game.”
Winslet was announced as the winner before the camera panned out to show that the Brit could not make it to the event.
“Kate couldn’t be here tonight, so we will accept this Critics Choice Award on her behalf,” said Jung as quoted by People.
In the HBO series, Winslet portrays Mare Sheehan, a small-town Pennsylvanian whose life starts to crumble around her as she investigates a local murder.
This year, Mare of Easttown was among the leading nominees in the television categories, along with Succession and Evil.
The Critics Choice Award win comes weeks after Winslet won a Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or limited series. Her performance as Mare also earned her an Emmy Award last September for outstanding lead actress.
Kate Elizabeth Winslet CBE, born 5 October 1975, is an English actress. Known for her work in independent films, particularly period dramas, as well as for her portrayals of headstrong and complicated women, she has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, and five Golden Globe Awards.
Winslet studied drama at the Redroofs Theatre School. Her first screen appearance, at age 15, was in the British television series Dark Season (1991). She made her film debut playing a teenage murderess in Heavenly Creatures (1994), and went on to win a BAFTA Award for playing Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility (1995). Global stardom followed soon after with her leading role in the epic romance Titanic (1997), which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Titanic was the highest-grossing film at the time, after which she eschewed parts in blockbusters in favour of critically acclaimed period pieces, including Quills (2000) and Iris (2001). (rp)