Kate Winslet Wins Leading Actress Emmy in Limited Series

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Kate Winslet won the Leading Actress Emmy in a Limited Series. Winslet won the award for her role as Detective Mare Sheehan in HBO’s “Mare of Easttown”.

During her acceptance speech, Winslet said, “I just want to thank my fellow candidates for this decade which must be about women supporting each other. I support you, I greet you. I am proud of you all.

“‘Mare of Easttown’ seems, I don’t know, it’s that cultural moment and it brought people together and gave them something to say other than a global pandemic and I want to thank everyone for having watched our show, ”Winslet said. “Brad Ingelsby, you created a middle aged, imperfect, imperfect mother and you made us all feel validated, quite honestly.”

This victory marks Winslet’s first victory in over ten years; she last won in 2011 “Mildred Pierce”. Winslet is also nominated as an executive producer in the Outstanding Limited Edition or Anthology category.

Talk with Variety earlier this year, Winslet said she had been up all night reading the script. When you come across the ‘greatest female role [you’ve] never read on a piece of paper, worth staying awake all night to meet her. I was working on something else at the time which was quite demanding, ”she said. “And I was just like, ‘You know what? Whore. I’ll just read it now. I kind of ditched everything else and just sat all night and read episodes 1 and 2. “


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