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Cate Blanchett

Wins Oscar

2 Mar, 2014

Blanchett wins the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of a formerly wealthy woman who moves in with her sister, in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine. Daniel Day-Lewis presents the award.

And me, I’m here accepting an award in an extraordinary screenplay by Woody Allen. Thank you so much, Woody, for casting me. I truly appreciate it. I’m so very proud that “Blue Jasmine” stayed in the cinemas for as long as it did. And thank you to Sony Classics, to Michael and Tom, for their extraordinary support, for so bravely and intelligently distributing the film. And to the audiences who went to see it, and perhaps those of us in the industry who are still foolishly clinging to the idea that female films with women at the center are niche experiences. They are not. Audiences want to see them and, in fact, they earn money. So… The world is round, people!

Cate Blanchett winning Best Actress for "Blue Jasmine"