Kate Winslet Wins Oscars
Our very own Kate is named Best Actress at the Academy Awards and the late Heath Ledger wins
Kate Winslet has won her first Oscar for Best Actress for her role in The Reader.
The star has been nominated five times before and in her speech said: "I'd be lying if I hadn't made a version of this speech.
I think I was probably eight years old and staring into the bathroom mirror I feel very fortunate to have made it all the way from there to here."
Best Actor went to Sean Penn for his accomplished turn as Harvey Milk in Milk.
Heath Ledger posthumously won the award for Best Supporting Actor with his mother collecting the award.
Penelope Cruz collected the Best Supporting Actress statue for Woody Allen film Vicky Christina Barcelona.