Cate Blanchett: 'I Almost Missed Oscars Acceptance Speech'
Actress owns up to losing track of time as she enjoyed a drink with Julia Roberts...
The 44-year-old star, who won the Best Actress gong for her role in Blue Jasmine, admitted to E! News that she had lost track of time while in the bar and came perilously close to missing her acceptance speech.
"The blessing and the curse of this is that [the award] happens at the arse end of the evening," she explained.
"You watch so many other extraordinary people go up there and you lose track of the fact that you're even nominated, and you get taken by surprise, and 'it's my turn'.
"I was with Julia Roberts at the bar for rather too long! And I just got back to my seat in time."
The Australian actress beat Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench and Meryl Streep to the prize - and now has two Academy Awards because she also won Best Supporting Actress for The Aviator in 2004.