Despite the fact that Kate Beckinsale hasn’t won any Oscars or Emmys, her work is somewhat better respected in the UK. Kate Beckinsale won the National Film Awards’ Best Actress honor Friday night for her performance in the comedy-action thriller Jolt from the previous year. In two of the hottest outfits you’ve ever seen, Beckinsale danced in front of a fountain with a buddy to both celebrate her victory and to give the rest of us something to cheer about.
In front of a fountain in London’s Trafalgar Square, Kate Beckinsale and her pal Gabriella Morpeth, a costume designer who worked on Jolt, danced to The Kinks’ 1967 song “Waterloo Sunset.” The stunning silver outfit Beckinsale wore to win her prize is still on display as she dances. The side split of the dress, which also features a plunging neckline, reveals her leg. The Instagram video is embedded below.
The Underworld star faced some fairly fierce opposition. Along with Kate Beckinsale, other NFA candidates for Best Actress were Thandiwe Newton for God’s Country, Anne Hathaway for Lockdown, and Rosamund Pike for I Care A Lot. Jolt’s critics score on Rotten Tomatoes is a very underwhelming 40%, thus it is surely not surprising to hear that fans, not critics or filmmakers, vote for the National Film Awards.
What’s more, when you realize who Kate Beckinsale collaborated with on Jolt, it’s much more astounding. Oscar-nominated Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), Oscar-winning Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking), Emmy-nominated Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black), Emmy-winner Bobby Canavale (Ant-Man), Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad), David Bradley (The World’s End), and Ori Pfeffer are among her co-stars in the Amazon Prime Video original (Hacksaw Ridge). It’s difficult to appear knowledgeable when dealing with talent like that, but Beckinsale obviously did it.
In Jolt, Kate Beckinsale portrays the ex-bouncer Lindy who is obsessed with finding out who killed Courtney, the man who gave her the nicest date she’d ever had. After all, the only reason she went on the date was because her therapist (Tucci) had urged her to start dating. However, because the cops don’t seem to be concerned, Lindy decides to handle the situation herself, giving her the opportunity to have the types of violent outbursts that her shrink has been treating her for. Last July, the movie became available on Amazon Prime Video. Tanya Wexler (Hysteria) is in charge of the direction, while Scott Wascha wrote the script.