Kate Winslet

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How does someone end up a particular Oscar category? What's the difference, say, between supporting and lead actress? Amount of time onscreen?
—Shane, Oklahoma

It has nothing to do with time onscreen. Only Academy voters decide who gets nominated for what. Their whim is law.

I explain fully in the new podcast (above) and dish on what Shia LaBeouf and his mesmerizing greaser bouffant have to do with it. Hit play above to listen, and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so you never miss an episode.

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