Cate Blanchett Wins Best Actress

No surprise, but still a joyful moment at the Academy Awards, Cate Blanchett took home the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Blue Jasmine. The actress was the favorite to win the category and win she did. Blanchett had gone strong into awards season, but there was concern that the Woody Allen scandal would cast a shadow over her nomination and potential win. The concerns were clearly unfounded. 

Blanchett previously won for her role in the film Elizabeth. 

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Elena Sheppard

Elena is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Mic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Upfront, ABC News, and various travel publications. She is also a Princeton alum, a former Thailand resident, and a Brooklyn native.

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