Kate Winslet Not Boycotting Oscars, Plans to Support Leonardo DiCaprio

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Kate Winslet is just one of many actors who won't boycott the upcoming Oscars. Instead she plans to attend, in support of all the women who were nominated, as well as her Titanic co-star Leonardo DiCaprio.

"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," she said in a recent interview with the BBC. "And also I feel very strongly that it may possibly be Leo's year. And he is my closest friend in the world, and I just couldn't imagine not being there to support him."

Kate Winslet is an Oscar nominee, too. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Steve Jobs.

Winslet won a Golden Globe for her role in Steve Jobs. She was shocked by the win, saying she was concentrating on Leonardo DiCaprio instead of herself.

"I was shocked!" she said. "To be honest with you, [it was] because I've been so focused on Leo and him winning everything and being so excited for him."

The first person Leonardo DiCaprio hugged when he won his SAG Award was Kate Winslet.

The Oscars could be a big night for DiCaprio. Nominated for his role in The Revenant, he is favored to win.

Jada Pinkett Smith called for an Oscars boycott after nominations were announced and--for the second year in a row--all the nominees were white.

Are you surprised to learn Kate Winslet isn't boycotting this year's Oscars? Do you expect that might be the case with many actors as well?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.