Sometimes, photographers at Hollywood award shows manage to catch the most special moments when the stars have their guards down — and it seems like one such moment may have been captured at this year’s Oscars.
At first glance, a set of candid pictures taken at the major movie event, which feature Kate Winslet, 40, Cate Blanchett, 46, and Brie Larson, 26, seems to show the glamorous trio just gabbing and having a good time.
But some social media users suspect that the photos, which appear show Kate sharing a piece of very exciting news with her famous friends, actually reveal a whole lot more.
Oscar moment: A photographer caught Kate Winslet (right), Cate Blanchett (center) and Brie Larson (left) chatting during a commercial break
What happened: Kate seems to share some news with the other two actresses, leaving them excited
So happy! Cate reaches forward and places her hand on Kate’s stomach, leading some to believe the actress is pregnant
The trio are seen standing in a circle, smiling and talking. In the first of the series of shots, Kate has her hand on the waist of a rapt-looking Brie, her mouth open as she tells the Room actress something.
In the next shot, Carol star Cate’s eyes get wide with surprise, as she seems to be full of excitement over whatever it was that Kate had just said.
She then leans in to place a hand on Kate’s stomach, resting it at the top of her abdomen. Finally, Brie gives Kate an enthusiastic hug.
Congrats! Brie also gave Kate a hug and seemed to be thrilled at something she said
Hiding something? Internet sleuths have suggested that Kate might be pregnant, though no bump was visible in her shiny Ralph Lauren gown
The sweet set of images were immediately seized upon by beady-eyed social media users, with some internet sleuths speculating that Kate may have told the other stars that she is pregnant and expecting a fourth child.
The actress already has a 15-year-old daughter, Mia Honey Threapleton, a 12-year-old son, Joe Alfie Winslet Mendes, and a two-year-old son, Bear Blaze Winslet. If she is actually pregnant — a rumor which she has not commented on — it will be her second child with her husband, Ned Rocknroll.
‘Did Kate Winslet just tell Cate Blanchett and Brie Larson that she’s pregnant or am I just looking into it too much?’ tweeted @SouDamnTrue after the show last night.
Big news to come? The trio celebrated and laughed after Kate shared her interesting contribution
Big family: Kate has three other children, one with each of her two ex-husbands and one with her current husband, Ned Rocknroll
Woohoo! The star was particularly emotional when her Titanic and Revolutionary Road co-star Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar
If she is expecting, the mother-of-three sure picked a daring dress. The star’s super-shiny Ralph Lauren gown threatened to reveal every last bump — but Kate also looked quite svelte on the red carpet.
It is, of course, possible that Kate is not pregnant at all, and her friend Cate touched her belly for one of a number of other reasons.
Fans also speculated that she may have been remarking on how slim Kate looked, comforting her stomach ache, or feeling the high-shine fabric.
Daily Mail Online has reached out to Kate Winslet’s team for comment.