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Kate Winslet Won't Boycott Oscars Because of 'Closest Friend' Leonardo Dicaprio!

Kate Winslet Won't Boycott Oscars Because of 'Closest Friend' Leonardo Dicaprio!

Kate Winslet is red hot as she hits the red carpet at the special screening for her latest film Triple 9 held at The Ham Yard Hotel on Tuesday (February 9) in London, England.

The Oscar-winning actress was joined by her co-stars Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul and Chiwetel Ejiofor, as well as director of the flick John Hillcoat.

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At the event, Kate revealed that she will not be boycotting the 2016 Oscars.

“To be honest with you it has been such an extraordinary year for women I’d feel like I was letting my side down if I didn’t go,” Kate expressed. “And also I feel very strongly that it may possibly be Leo [Dicaprio]‘s year, and he is my closest friend in the world and I just couldn’t imagine not being there to support him. And I think those are reasons enough really to show my face.”

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  • xica

    That’s what friends are for. Well done Kate!

  • Tigerlilly

    If I remember correctly Leo lost two times against a black actor. Can’t remember anyone of us whining about that. Now it’s finally his year and everybody is complaining about the lack of diversity and want us to boycott the show so that we would miss his well deserved win. Am I the only one who see some irony in that? LOL

  • smooshy

    nope.

  • smooshy

    enough already. I’m sick of this conversation.

  • Tigerlilly

    Thank god!

  • Ariana

    Good for Kate. Am sick of the boycott too. Leo lost 2 times to a black actor previously and I don’t recall him threatening to boycott because he wasn’t a nominee or wasn’t the winner. These stupid blacks who want to boycott the Oscars for a ‘lack of diversity’ should take a good look in the mirror. They are the ones who have black only award shows like BET or NAACP excluding everyone else. They are the real racists.

  • Ariana

    Blacks the the biggest hypocrites on the planet. The NAACP award show was last week and I did not see any diversity in the nominees or winners. They only had blacks as the nominees. These hypocritical blacks need to be blacklisted from Hollywood.

  • MlleHarmonie

    Save your white tears, Blacks, had to create their own awards shows because they wouldnt be recognized by whites. and this has nothing to do with it being Leo’s year or not. And he lost to 2 Blacks, and to how many whites?? GTFOH

  • Conte435

    So then why whine and boycott the Oscar’s.. If you have your own awards .

    You have to always try take through ” affirmative action” cause you can’t ever actually earn it.

    You had the ” Image Awards” , last week ALL blacks were nominated for flim, not even other ” people of colour”

    2015 you still having all blacks awards, and you have gal to whine about racism.

    And you GTFOH, , it would be a great day when other races didn’t have to deal with your kind.

  • Conte435

    Especially when JJ takes her words out context to make a headline .

    She wouldn’t have many reasons one being Leo.

  • Conte435

    She wouldn’t have anyways , just the media stroking the flames as usual .

  • Ariana

    You GTFO stupid trash! Its hypocritical to cry about the Oscars being too white when you people have your own award shows based on skin color. Now that is infact more racist!
    Maybe the reason no blacks were nominated because they didn’t give god work. You guys wanted to be nominated for stupid movies like Madea and Fifty Shades of Black? LOL!

  • Ariana

    Agreed. They like to make excuses for their own racism by trying to defend an all black award show. I did not see any Asians or Indians or Hispanics at the NAACP last week. Where is the boycott for nominating blacks? It is infact more racist then the Oscars. Blacks need to STFU or work harder at getting what they want.

  • MlleHarmonie

    1: Then the Oscars should be forward and just say its an all white thing iso of being hypocrites. All those black awards show are clearly all about black people its clear. blame your ancestors for coming to Africa, and bringing black people to Native american’s lands. Trash you said? well okay then, stay mad :)

  • MlleHarmonie

    Oh look! another closeted racist.

  • Conte435

    Oh look another out and proud black racist.

    Holding blacks to the same standards they demand of others is now racism, sit down fool.

  • Ariana

    And keep being ignorant you moron. The Oscars are about who is the best of the best. If there are no good black actor or performances, then why should they be nominated over more deserving people? Applying an Affirmative Action type plan does not work in a talented related field.
    Having only black award shows and giving awards based on skin color( Like the BET and NAACP do) is infact more racist and more exclusive then the Oscars are. Where were all the Asians, Indians, Hispanics, Whites at the BET or the NAACP last week?

  • Ariana

    Kate is one classy woman who speaks the truth. Will Smith and Jada should learn from her. They are actually insulting their fellow nominees( who are people they work with or will work with in the future)by boycotting their moment to shine. Its very selfish and a nasty thing to make it about race.
    I sure hope this backfires on the boycotters. They need to be taught a lesson.

  • Ariana

    Blacks love to cry racism but then go ahead and be more racist then the whites.
    Just like how Beyonce hired only black backup dancers for the SuperBowl and did not have any other races as backup dancers. Where are the Oscar boycotters on that issue?

  • Ariana

    You are actually a racist moron.

  • Conte435

    But it’s not, the most nominated film this year also nominated Director & Producer is….. Mexcian.

    But it would actually have been great if Oscar’s & Hollywood told black celebrities shove their whining up their ass.

    Blacks need whites , not the another around.

    The only decent society they live in is America, even though all majority black cities are the most violent in America.

    You would think they demand to live with their own kind, like Haiti or sub Saharan Africa if they think America and whites were so racist. Actually have so self rule.

    Or why don’t blacks immigrate to non white countries like in Asia, instead Africans risking live and limbs to live get into white countries .

    Blacks should stop migrating illegally into white Europe, and when Europeans wouldn’t except them , they shouldn’t beg & cry racism.

  • Conte435

    The question is if America and whites rule is so racist why haven’t Blacks immigrated to over 60 black majority countries around the world in the last 200 years.

    Million and hundreds million people migrated around the world, but your kind keeps begging to immigrant more not less into white countries.

    Maybe if it’s wasn’t common practice for slavery in Africa and Africans hadn’t sold other Africans to anyone that would buy then Whites , Asians , Arabs ..

    But you can’t change the past . Your kind should instead concern yourselves with the Slavery that still goes on today in Africa .

  • Gina

    Other awards shows aren’t as mainstream as the Oscar’s are, that’s why. Every actor dreams of being recognized at the Oscar’s. It’s that simple.

  • CCEkeke

    How come you are you cataloging all blacks into one category as hypocrites? Some of them don’t care about the Oscars. Others who have the talent (like Nate Parker who directed, produced and starred in the upcoming Birth of a Nation) have to fight to get any scrap of attention from the studio system. Plus, the Oscars are a symptom of the larger issue with diversity in Hollywood when it comes to all non-white races, not just black.

  • Ariana

    But blacks make it about themselves only. I don’t recall Jada or Will or Spike Lee standing up for other races for this Boycott. Its clear they only want black nominees for the sake of being black. Which is not what winning an Oscar is about.

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