It's 12 days until the Academy Awards, but Oscar nominee Kate Winslet is positively counting the minutes until her limo pulls up outside Hollywood's Kodak Theater. Though thrice nominated before — for Sense and Sensibility, Titanic and Iris — she's as giddy as an awards-season rookie this year, thanks to her best-actress nod for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
"It feels absolutely fantastic," Winslet says. "Just getting the part of Clementine was such a fight. I was so determined. I loved this character so much, and was always so amazed that [director] Michel Gondry
saw beyond the period pieces and the corsets and gave me this opportunity. To be remembered for [Sunshine
], since it came out so long ago — I could not be happier and more overwhelmed by that.
"Look, I've always been so amazed to get a job," the 29-year-ol