Although it will be her fifth Academy Awards® ceremony, Kate says she is more excited than she's ever been. "I just can't wait to go. The fact that I haven't got a hope in hell of winning is beside the point."
Kate says that one of the reasons this year feels so spectacular is because of the other women who have been nominated—Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Penelope Cruz and Meryl Streep. "These are the women who have inspired me throughout my years as an actress up until this point, and here I am standing alongside them shoulder to shoulder," Kate says. "It really is a dream come true."