Oscar winners list 2014: Cate Blanchett bags the best actress award for Blue Jasmine!

Blanchett played Jasmine, a formerly wealthy woman who moves in with her sister after the break-up of her marriage

Cate Blanchett was named the best actress in a leading role at the 86th Academy Awards for her performance in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.

The actor has essayed the role fluidly despite its complexities, and Blanchett, in her acceptance speech said the film with “extraordinary screenplay”, has been a “synthesis of my theatre work”.

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She acknowledged the work of all the best actress nominees this year – Amy Adams (American Hustle), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena) and Meryl Streep (August: Osage County).

Apart from Dench, all the ladies were present at the dazzling gala, but Blanchett applauded the veteran for having a flourishing career even at the age of 78. “Judi Dench – what a career! Her film did so well that she is in India doing a sequel to it (The Best Exotic Marigold 2),” said Blanchett.

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Dench is in Rajasthan to shoot the movie, which also stars Richard Gere.

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