And the Winner Is…Mom!

While their kids are home cheering, these Oscar-nominated parents will be walking the red carpet – and maybe returning home with Hollywood's top honor. By Kate Hogan

KATE WINSLET

Nominated for: Best Actress, The Reader
Biggest fans: Mia Honey, 8, and Joe Alfie, 5

Kate says she "jumps through hoops" to maintain the delicate balance between acting and parenting. "I’m on a plane tonight. I’ll be home at five in the morning. And I will be on that school run tomorrow morning. I absolutely will be."