Kate won her fifth Oscar nod with the 2008 hit "The Reader". She played a woman with a disturbing Nazi past. Based on a bestselling German book, "The Reader" skips through nearly four decades.
Another film that brought Kate fame in 2008 was "Revolutionary Road". She teamed up again with her Titanic partner Leonardo Dicaprio. The film tells about a husband and wife who try to make an attempt at escaping their "empty and hopeless" life.
The two films in 2008 made Winslet a double winner at the 2009 Golden Globe Awards. And this means she is now perfectly placed to finally pick up an Oscar.