Penelope wrote:I've read both books and, to me, her characters are incontrovertably Lead characters. No if's, and's or but's about it.
hear that harvey? penelope just layed down the law!
i have no reason to disagree with you penelope, but i am left wondering if you think it is an insult to see winslet nominated in the supporting category. i know you think it is inaccurate (and i agree with the principle of your argument), but is it somehow demeaning? i think it will be far more impressive to see winslet have a double nomination, and see her have seven acting nominations before the age of 34.
i know many do not like the politics of the whole process, but until they do away with the lead and supporting distinction we will continue to have this situation (and argument) year after year.
nicole kidman was considered lead while julianne moore was considered supporting in THE HOURS, despite their characters having equal screentime and importance (not to mention the myriad other examples which have already been given). this allowed moore to have a double nomination that year. may have not made sense, but it made me happy. that is how i feel about the winslet situation.