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Feb 11, 16 Ali   Articles, Awards, Co-Stars Comments Off on Kate Winslet’s Got Leonardo DiCaprio’s Back at the Oscars: ‘He Is My Closest Friend’

Kate shares with People.com why she won’t be boycotting the Oscars this year … and it isn’t just because of Leo.

Sure, Kate Winslet’s nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar this year – but there’s another reason why the actress says she would never miss attending the ceremony.

“I feel very strongly that it may possibly be Leo’s year,” Winslet said about DiCaprio at the London premiere of her latest film, Triple 9 on Tuesday, according to Vanity Fair. “He is my closest friend in the world and I just couldn’t imagine not being there to support him.”

DiCaprio is widely considered to be an Oscar frontrunner for his lead role in The Revenant. If he wins, it will be his first time taking home the award after four previous nominations.

Winslet has stayed close with the actor since they burst onto the scene together as romantic interests in Titanic back in 1997.

“He’s a solid, loyal person,” Winslet recently told PEOPLE. “He’s a great friend, he always has been, and not just to me, but to everyone around him. He still has friends he had when we made Titanic.”

In addition to supporting DiCaprio, Winslet explained another reason why she won’t be joining some celebs in boycotting the event despite the lack of minority nominees.

“To be honest with you, it has been such an extraordinary year for women. I’d feel like I was letting my side down if I didn’t go,” Winslet told reporters, including the BBC. “I think those are reasons enough really to show my face.”

Winslet, meanwhile, is nominated for the seventh time in her career for her role in Steve Jobs. She previously took home the Oscar for best actress in 2009 for The Reader.




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