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Quote of the Day: Kate Winslet on Doing TV Projects

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Mini Series, Cable, HBO

Kate Winslet in Mildred Pierce

"It never occurred to me, beyond the moment of reading those scripts, 'Wow, this is television, therefore it's going to be different somehow.' Sure we have more to shoot ... but the level of determination and level of focus was so much more intense than certainly any film I've ever been apart."

-Oscar winner Kate Winslet on filming Mildred Pierce, an HBO miniseries that will debut on March 27.

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Preview Kate Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood in Mildred Pierce

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Could this be the event that brings viewers back to HBO?

Early next year, Oscar winner Kate Winslet will be featured in , a five-part miniseries based on the James Cain novel. (Joan Crawford won an Academy Award for her role in a 1945 adaptation.) The Depression-era set tale centers on Pierce (Winslet), a mother who fights to maintain a middle-class position for her family, and the troubled relationship with her daughter (True Blood‘s Evan Rachel Wood).

Mildred—directed by Far From Heaven‘s Todd Haynes—will debut in the spring.

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Getting Into Character: Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce

Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce

Oscar winner could choose just about any role she wants on film, but she’ll soon be taking her talent to the small screen.

In this picture, The Reader actress was snapped on the New York set of , an upcoming miniseries based on the 1941 novel from James Cain. (Joan Crawford won an Oscar for playing the same role in 1945.) The story follows a single mother during the Great Depression who struggles to maintain a middle-class position for herself and her daughter.

Pierce, which will air on HBO, also stars as Mildred’s daughter, Veda, and Guy Pearce as Monty Beragon, Mildred’s love interest.

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Casting Corner: Mildred Pierce, My Boys and More

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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Mildred Pierce: HBO has rounded up a few more key players for its upcoming adaptation of the 1941 novel. The miniseries - which already boasts Kate Winslet as the title character - will also feature Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler) as Mildred’s daughter, Veda, and Guy Pearce (The Hurt Locker) as Monty Beragon, Mildred’s love interest. Filming on the five-parter will begin next month.

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Penn, Winslet, Cruz to Present at Academy Awards

Kate Winslet, Sean Penn and Penelope Cruz

, Kate Winslet and Penelope Cruz have all been named presenters for the upcoming Oscars. The screen stars are just three of the many celebrities who will hand out the statues at next month’s ceremony.

Last year, Sean won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in Milk, while Kate gave a teary acceptance speech after being awarded the Best Actress gong for 2008’s The Reader.

Penelope - who took home the Best Supporting Actress honor for Vicky Cristina Barcelona in 2009 - is up for another accolade this year. The 35-year-old Spanish beauty has been nominated for her supporting role in musical movie .

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2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Last January, the Screen Actors Guild Awards was considered a pleasant distraction from all the writers’ strike business. Since the actors now face their own work stoppage, this year’s event once again served as a nice diversion.

With the Academy Awards less than a month away, tonight’s ceremony gave us a better idea of how that broadcast might pan out. Was Kate Winslet another double-winner this evening? Did Mickey Rourke wrestle an additional victory? Is Heath Ledger on his way to that posthumous Oscar? Get all the details after the jump!

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Golden Globes: Who Wins the Best Dressed Award?

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Not everyone was able to walk away a winner at last night’s Golden Globes, but some stand out whether or not they received a statue. Some of the Hollywood elite looked like winners…while others, I wish I didn’t have to look at through the night at all.

All the results are in and the victories are tallied - but one. When it comes to last night’s Golden Globes, who wins the best dressed award?

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2009 Golden Globe Awards

Golden Globe

One year after a strike-induced absence, the drinking resumed. Although the drew its usual set of followers tonight, this year’s program carried even more significance than usual. The reason? Heath Ledger.

With or without the Dark Knight nomination, the ceremony would have been interesting. Was this going to be the year a film about an Indian game show (Slumdog Millionaire) won top prize? Would either Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia, Doubt) or Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road, The Reader) walk away with two awards? Could ‘s comeback performance in The Wrestler earn him a surprise win over Sean Penn (Milk)?

To find out the answer to these questions (and many more), you can read our detailed coverage after the jump!

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The 2007 Academy Awards: Live Commentary

Academy Award Welcome to our live coverage of the 79th Annual Academy Awards!  During our live-blog of the 2006 Oscars, I made what may now be considered an eerie prediction about Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe:

“For some reason, I keep getting this nagging feeling that their relationship will dissolve sometime soon, but that discussion is for another post.”

I’d like to say that I’m psychic (if so, that Oscars pool at work is all mine)...but I’m going to have to chalk it up to nagging intuition.  What is that little voice inside me saying this year?  While some races may have been locked up months ago (I’m talking to you, Helen Mirren), there will be a shocker this year.  I can’t pinpoint the category, but I think it will be come riding in on a big yellow bus…

To find out who will be going hog-wild tonight during the Year of the Pig, stay tuned here for the live results!

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