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Michael Musto on Oscars: 'Kate Winslet is the new Deborah Kerr, let's face it!'

December 30, 2008 | 11:37 am


As every Oscarologist knows, this year poor Kate Winslet could not only tie Deborah Kerr's and Thelma Ritter's record as the biggest losing actress, but surpass it — that is, if she gets her wish and she's nominated in lead for "Revolutionary Road" and in supporting for "The Reader." (And she loses both.) Does Village Voice wag Michael Musto think she can prevail?

Well, let's put it this way: He agrees with me that she may get only one nomination — in lead for "The Reader," not "Revolutionary Road" — and he's betting (for now) on Meryl Streep ("Doubt") to claim that top trophy. Check out what Michael thinks about the best-actor derby and, separately, why he thinks this year's Oscars will be the gayest affair ever.

Camera work by Paul Sheehan

Photos: 20th Century Fox, Paramount Vantage