"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. 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. I think those are reasons enough really to show my face." Kate Winslet won't be boycotting the Oscars later this month (Feb16), and joining her peers who are upset about the lack of black votes for this year's top awards.