Winslet in “The Dressmaker
”: Broad Green PicturesKate Winslet
is following in the footsteps of Kerry Washington
and Rashida Jones
. Variety reports that the Oscar winner will be awarded the SAG-aftra Foundation’s Actors Inspiration Award, an honor previously bestowed on the respective stars of “Scandal
” and “Angie Tribeca
.” The award pays tribute to artists for their career achievements and charitable work.
In addition to her Oscar statuette, Winslet is also the owner of an Emmy, three Golden Globes, three BAFTAs, and many other awards. She reached international stardom after playing Rose Dewitt Bukater in 1997’s “Titanic
,” one of the highest-grossing films of all time. “Mildred Pierce
,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
,” “Holy Smoke
!” “Sense and Sensibility
,” and “Heavenly Creatures
” are among her other credits.
“The Mountain Between Us
,” Winslet’s latest film, just made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The drama centers on two strangers who survive a plane crash but are left stranded on a remote snow-covered mountain.
As for her work off-screen, Winslet co-founded the Golden Hat Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to “[changing] the way people on the autism spectrum are perceived, by shining a light on their abilities and emphasizing their great potential.” She’s also worked with UK charities including Cardboard Citizens, a theater company that works with those who have been or are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.
“Kate has been a game changer and role model in our industry, setting a sterling example for all artists and leaders to use their influence to give back to the greater welfare of others,” said SAG-aftra Foundation President JoBeth Williams
in a statement. “We look forward to presenting her with this award for all she has accomplished, and all she has given back.”
The trophy will be presented at SAG-aftra’s Patron of the Artists Awards celebration, set to be held November 9 in Beverly Hills.Kate Winslet
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