Cate Blanchett Beats Out Sandra Bullock, Amy Adams For Best Actress Oscar 2014
The star won for her role in Woody Allen film Blue Jasmine...
Cate Blanchett as won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in Blue Jasmine.
The 44-year-old actress beat out Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock and Judi Dench for the honour.
It is her second Best Actress Oscar, having won one for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I in 1998 film Elizabeth.
After accepting the award from Daniel Day Lewis, the Australian acknowledged her fellow nominees in her speech, saying: “Amy Adams, [I love] everything you do, but your performance in American Hustle blew my mind.”
“And Meryl what can I say? Sandra, I could watch that performance till the end of time, and I sorta felt like I had.”
As for contemporary Julia Roberts, Cate jokingly told the crowd: “Julia, hashtag suck it! You know what I mean, and Judy Dench, what a career!”
She also used the opportunity to thank Blue Jasmine director Woody Allen and remind the audience – which included plenty of Hollywood bigwigs – that films starring women are not “niche”.
“The world is round, people!” she exclaimed.
Earlier in the evening Jared Leto took hom the trophy for Best Supporting Actor while Lupita Nyong’o won Best Supporting Actress.
Check out the full list of Oscar winners below!
Best Picture – 12 Years A Slave
Best Director – Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Best Actor – Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Actress – Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Best Supporting Actor – Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Supporting Actress – Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave)
Best Animated Film – Frozen
Best Cinematography - Gravity
Best Costume Design – The Great Gatsby
Make Up and Hairstyling – Dallas Buyers Club
Best Documentary Short - The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Best Documentary Feature – 20 Feet From Stardom
Best Film Editing - Gravity
Best Animated Short - Mr Hublot
Best Live Action Short Film – Helium
Best Visual Effects - Gravity
Best Foreign Language Film – The Great Beauty
Best Sound Mixing – Gravity
Sound Editing - Gravity
Best Original Score - Gravity
Best Production Design – The Great Gatsby
Best Song – Let It Go
Best Adapted Screenplay - John Ridley (12 Years A Slave)
Best Original Screenplay – Spike Jonze (Her)