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June 18, 2012  | by: Abby Oladipo

Kate Winslet at the premiere of Titanic 3D

It’s no secret that Kate Winslet has made many contributions to film starting with her 1997 appearance in the blockbuster hit, Titanic. Now the talented actress has been recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to the arts. Winslet has been given the Commander of the British Empire honor at the Queen’s Birthday Honors on Saturday, praising her impact on the United Kingdom.

Since her role in Titanic, Winslet has been a force on the big screen as well as on television and has starred in other hits which include, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Revolutionary Road, and The Reader. Winslet has been nominated for six Academy Awards, and won the Best Actress awards for her role in The Reader. She also won an Emmy award for her role in the 2011 mini-series, “Mildred Pierce.” Now she can add the queen’s honor to her long list of achievements.

“I am both surprised and honored to stand alongside so many men and woman who have achieved great things for our country,” Winslet said. Winslet also said winning the award made her “very proud to be a Brit.” She has every reason to be proud because her acting and work are always a joy to watch and she leaves audiences and critics anticipating her next work.

Do you think Winslet deserves the CBE honor?

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