Silver Lion Award winner - Venice Film Festival
Best Actress winner (with Melanie Lynskey) - Toronto Film Festival (H.C.)
New Zealand Film Award winner: Best Foreign Actress (H.C.)
Academy Award nominee: Best Original Screenplay (Peter Jackson & Frances Walsh)
U.S. Writers' Guild nominee: Best Original Screenplay (Peter Jackson & Frances Walsh)
Critics' Prize winner - Toronto Film Festival
New Zealand Film Award wins: Best Director (Jackson), Best Actress (Melanie Lynskey), Best Supporting Actress (Peirse), Best Screenplay (Walsh and Jackson), Best Cinematography (Bollinger), Best Film Score (Dasent), Best Editing (Selkirk), Best Soundtrack (Hopkins, Bell, Hedges), Best Design (Major), Best Contribution to Design (Taylor, Port)
Golden Globe nominee: Best Supporting Actress ("Sense and Sensibility")
Academy Award nominee: Best Supporting Actress (S&S)
BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television Awards) winner: Best Supporting Actress (S&S)
Screen Actors Guild winner: Best Supporting Actress (S&S)
Empire Film Award winner: Best British Actress (HC)
Premiere Magazine Award nominee: Best Supporting Actress (S&S)
Also chosen as one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People In The World"
"Sense and Sensibility":
Golden Globe wins: Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Screenplay (Emma Thompson)
Golden Globe nominee: Best Actress (Emma Thompson)
Golden Globe nominee: Best Director (Ang Lee)
New York Film Critics Circle Award winner: Best Director (Ang Lee)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award winner: Best Screenplay (Emma Thompson)
Academy Award winner: Best Adapted Screenplay (Emma Thompson)
Academy Award nominee: Best Picture
Academy Award nominee: Best Actress (Emma Thompson)
Academy Award nominee: Best Cinematography (Michael Coulter)
Academy Award nominee: Best Costume Design (Jenny Beavan, John Bright)
Academy Award nominee: Best Original Dramatic Score (Patrick Doyle)
BAFTA winner: Best Actress (Emma Thompson)
Golden Berlin Bear Award winner - Berlin Film Festival
Golden Satellite nominee: Best Supporting Actress - Drama ("Hamlet")
London Evening Standard Film Award winner: Best Actress/Supporting Actress (jointly for "Jude" and "Hamlet")
Academy Award nominee: Best Adapted Screenplay (Kenneth Branagh)
Academy Award nominee: Best Costume Design (Alexandra Byrne)
Academy Award nominee: Best Original Dramatic Score (Patrick Doyle)
Academy Award nominee: Best Art Direction/Set Direction (Tim Harvey)
Golden Satellite nominee: Best Actress - Drama ("Titanic")
Golden Globe nominee: Best Actress - Drama ("Titanic")
Academy Award nominee: Best Actress ("Titanic")
Screen Actors Guild nominee: Best Actress ("Titanic")
Blockbuster Entertainment Award winner: Favorite Actress - Drama ("Titanic")
'98 Ms. Showbiz Pageant winner
Empire Film Award winner: Best British Actress ("Hamlet," oddly enough.)
MTV Movie Award nominee: Best Female Performance, Best Kiss, Best Onscreen Duo ("Titanic")
Golden Globe wins: Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Director (James Cameron), Best Original Score (James Horner), Best Original Song ("My Heart Will Go On," sung by Celine Dion)
Golden Globe nominee: Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)
Golden Globe nominee: Best Supporting Actress (Gloria Stuart)
Academy Award wins: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Art Direction, Best Costumes, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Editing, Best Dramatic Score, Best Original Song ("My Heart Will Go On")
Academy Award nominee: Best Supporting Actress (Gloria Stuart)
Academy Award nominee: Best Makeup
Screen Actors Guild nominee: Best Motion Picture Ensemble
Screen Actors Guild winner: Best Supporting Actress (Gloria Stuart)
Directors Guild of America winner: Best Director (James Cameron)
Blockbuster Entertainment Award wins: Favorite Actor - Drama (Leonardo), Favorite Supporting Actor - Drama (Billy Zane), Favorite Supporting Actress - Drama (Kathy Bates).
MTV Movie Award wins: Best Movie, Best Male Performance (Leonardo)
Empire Film Award winner: Best British Actress ("Titanic")
People's Choice Award nominee: Favorite Motion Picture Actress
London Critics Circle Award nominee: British Actress of the Year
Grammy Award winner: Best Spoken Word Album for Children ("Listen To The Storyteller")
Empire Film Award nominee: Best British Actress ("Hideous Kinky")
London Evening Standard Film Award nominee: Best Actress ("Hideous Kinky")
TNT Rough Cut Internet Movie Award nominee: Best Actress ("Holy Smoke")
London Evening Standard Film Award winner: Best Technical/Artistic Achievement (John de Borman, the cinematographer)
National Board of Review Award winner: Best Film of the Year
National Board of Review Award winner: Best Supporting Actor (Joaquin Phoenix)
Golden Satellite nominee: Best Supporting Actress - Drama ("Quills")
London Film Critics Circle Award nominee: Best British Actress ("Quills")
Blockbuster Entertainment Award nominee: Favorite Actress - Drama ("Quills")
Screen Actors Guild nominee: Best Supporting Actress ("Quills")
Empire Film Award nominee: Best Actress ("Quills")
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award nominee: Best Supporting Actress ("Quills")
Golden Satellite winner: Best Adapted Screenplay (Doug Wright)
Golden Satellite winner: Best Actor - Drama (Geoffrey Rush)
Golden Satellite nominee: Best Picture - Drama
Golden Satellite nominee: Best Director (Philip Kaufman)
Golden Globe nominee: Best Screenplay (Doug Wright)
Golden Globe nominee: Best Actor - Drama (Geoffrey Rush)
Screen Actors Guild nominee: Best Actor (Geoffrey Rush)
Academy Award nominee: Best Actor (Geoffrey Rush)
Academy Award nominee: Best Art Direction
Academy Award nominee: Best Costumes
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award winner: Best Supporting Actor (Joaquin Phoenix)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominee: Best Picture
BAFTA (British Film Academy of Film & Television Awards) nominee: Best Actor (Geoffrey Rush)
BAFTA nominee: Best Production Design (Martin Childs)
BAFTA nominee: Best Costume Design (Jacqueline West)
BAFTA nominee: Best Makeup/Hair
Yes, I know every Kate site has a quotes section, and we tend to pick the same ones, but I just had to include some words of wisdom from the great Kate herself. She just has such a fun personality, and it definitely comes out in all of her interviews, full of insight and humor. Enjoy!
"Acting is about being real, being honest. Ultimately, the audience doesn't love you or want to be with you because of what your face looks like or because of the size of your backside. They've got to love you because of the honesty within your soul."
"Life's not a dress rehearsal, ya know?"
"I am incredibly passionate about my life. I am absolutely unable to hide any emotion. If I wrote a book, I'd have to call it P is for Passion. I don't go in for anything halfway. My feelings about things are instant, on the spot. And my heart is always, always on my sleeve."
"I'm not a period babe. Not at all."
"I'm a bit famous now! It's a bit strange!"
"Don't act, be."
"I feel my responsibility as a successful English actress is to say to all those young women who are out there in turmoil about their weight: "Life is short and it's here to be lived".
"There's more to life than cheekbones!"
"I can't believe it's me up there. It's like, I come from a small town outside of London, what am I doing in this film?"
"I'm a bit of a masochist, I suppose."
"I've always felt older than I am, and don't really relate to people my own age. They do say I'm mature for my years, and I think it has to do with starting work at an early age and spending time alone, depending on yourself and no one else."
"Sometimes you just want to walk up to people and say, 'Look, I fart, I burp, I don't necessarily shower every day, I don't have any plastic surgery and I don't have colonic irrigation. It is a head mess to me that people think because you are a successful actor in films you are different."
"You know, but I want to eventually have babies, and make cakes and go for nice long walks and all those normal things."
"Just because they lived 200 years ago doesn't mean that they didn't go to the toilet and pick their noses and feel what we feel. Emotions have not changed. They're not aliens just because they're wearing corsets."
"I'm just incredible lucky...I've been unbelievably lucky."
"I've always loved getting up early. There's a certain...secrecy I like about it."
"People say to me, 'You must be used to working with famous film stars,' but when I meet them I still think, 'Oh my God' and blush. On Sense and Sensibility there wasn't a day when I didn't look around me and think, 'What am I doing here?', especially with people like Alan Rickman, whom I remember from Die Hard. And I remember seeing The Tall Guy with my younger sister when I was a kid, and there I was in Sense and Sensibility playing Emma Thompson's sister."
"It'll be nice to see my mom and dad behaving like two kids on Oscar night."
"I love to dance, but I can count the number of times I've been to a club on one hand, because I can't relate to the drug scene at all. You see these people seemingly having a good time and you realise they're on Ecstasy. Drugs frighten me so much. It's partly because I'm a control freak and can't bear the idea of not being in control of myself, that's why I don't drink very much. I prefer chilling out, listening to music and having nice meals. Oh, and I love shopping too."
"The most important thing about a relationship is discovering who you are in it. Because it's never a match made in heaven. It's never easy. That's why roles in slushy love stories don't interest me."
"The day Jim and I are ever labelled a celebrity couple I'll just vomit."
"I'm more than happy to play a part in a smaller project if I really love the script, the material."
"My dad's ever so funny. He's very laid back and treats it just like a job. Like, when I got Titanic it was, like, 'Dad, Dad, Dad, guess what! I got Titanic!' 'Excellent babe, brilliant... I've got to go, I'm desperate for the loo.'"
"I love to kick around in my Harley Davidson lace-up biker boots. I can't relate to high heels. I'm a bit of a fun chick when I go out."
"I can't wear pathetic little shoes."
"I knew, right from the start, that it was not a matter of putting on red lipstick and tying your hair in bunches and saying 'I want to be a star.'"
"I'd never been to a ceremony like that! I was going 'Oh my God, there's Clint, and Travolta, and Tarantino, and Jodie Foster! There's Tom & Nicole, and Brad & Gwyneth!' I sat next to Alicia Silverstone, and we ended up sneaking off to the restroom for a quick cigarette. We swapped phone numbers and had a real giggle. Then I burst into tears when Sense and Sensibility won best film." (on the 1996 Golden Globes)
"It's funny when someone says to you 'you're hot' and all that, because I don't think of it in that way."
"I think it's important not just to see perfect bodies in films. You see these love scenes where there's a 40-year-old woman with the most perfectly toned buttocks ever and that's just not true to life."
"My real hair color is blonde. For Titanic, they dyed it red. But I've been most shades for films & I like the chameleon aspect of the profession."
"My work isn't more important than the cameraman's one."
"And if all did go horribly wrong, I'd go back to the part-time jobs & the sandwich shop. I'd happily do that."
"People keep saying to me, 'Don't you know what this is? Don't you realize who you are now?' I sort of say, 'I'm still me! I'm still Kate!'"
"My idea of romance isn't champagne and flowers. I'd much rather get a pair of old socks with a note saying, 'Get a whiff of these!'"
"I think people are more likely to notice you if you're a movie star trying to hide in a baseball cap and sunglasses. I love that people feel they can approach me."
"I'm really proud of being English, because I learned my job in England, in English films with English actors. But I never dared dream of such a success. It's more than a dream I realise, it's extraordinary for a British actress. I feel good, but guilty at the same time, 'cause I wish I could share this emotion with all my British actor friends...I play the character in the most expensive and probably successful film, but that's not a good reason to leave England and become a superstar. Not at all."
"I still go down to my local swimming pool, and stand on the queue, and pay like everybody else."
"When someone close to you dies, it puts everything into perspective."
"My dad always tells a story about us all going on holiday to the sea. We'd all bundle in the back of the car, which would always break down at least twice, and when we got there I'd just have to get into that sea. December, January, February - I'd just strip off and barrel in there. I had no concept of temperature, cold or anything. I've always been really impulsive like that. I think it definitely makes me feel confident when I'm doing really daring things in films. And I don't care what people think of me either."
"I never ever set out to become famous or to be rich, well-known, and well-respected or anything like that. I mean, I really do it because I love acting, that's the only reason why."
"I'm injured on every job I do!"
"Loving someone is setting them free, letting them go."
"I have had to grow up quickly, and haven't found that to be a chore. It is not as I have had to think, 'What a shame that I've had to say goodbye to my youth.' I am actually looking forward to the prospect of getting older. I also know what life can bring and how cruel it can be. I've gone from being a girl to a woman remarkably fast and I feel ready, at the moment, for what might happen."
"I'm naturally curvy, like it or lump it!"
"Being a film star is a label and seems to me not to be about whether you're a good actor, but about the size of your breasts, the size of your body, and whether you've had a facelift or a nose job. None of that stuff interests me."
"You don't have to be a stick insect to be a successful actor. I'm the youngest person ever nominated for two Oscars - so there's your proof."