What Kate Winslet’s Looking Forward to Most About the Oscars

Kate Winslet isn't focused solely on Oscar come Sunday night. Although one would expect the Academy Award-nominated actress to be most excited about winning the gold statue for her leading role in The Reader, she has something else to look forward to.

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"I like seeing my mum getting her makeup done," Winslet tells Usmagazine.com. "I'm sort of more excited about that than anything else! That's always a real treat for her." Winslet, who has been nominated five previous times for the award, does admit that she's anxious.

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"I'm extremely nervous, and you know there's really no magic formula, even though I have been through this before," she told Us at the U.S. Ireland Alliance Pre-Oscar party in L.A. on Thursday. "I think it gets harder actually. It doesn't seem to get any easier."

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Winslet, who told Time magazine that she had a panic attack two weeks ago, hasn't calmed down yet. "I'm just in a permanent state of high anxiety, really," she tells Us. "[I'm] trying to go with the flow."

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