Oscars 2014: Cate Blanchett Wins Best Actress, Pays Tribute to the Vanquished

A radiant Cate Blanchett took the Best Actress Oscar for her role in Blue Jasmine

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A radiant Cate Blanchett took the Best Actress Oscar for her role in Blue Jasmine. But she quickly began to pay tribute to her fellow nominees.

Amy Adams: “Your performance in American Hustle blew my mind.”

Meryl Streep: “What can I say?”

Sandra Bullock: “I can watch that performance till the end of time, and I sort of felt like I had.”

Julia Roberts: “Hashtag SUCK IT! You know what I mean?”

Judy Dench: “What a career. She’s not here tonight because at the age of 79 her film [Best Exotic Marigold Hotel] was so successful that she’s in India filming a sequel.”

Then she had a message to executives who don’t green light films featuring women.

“Perhaps those of us in the industry clinging to the idea that female films with women at the center are niche — they are not. Audiences want to see them, and they make money. The world is round, people!”

6 comments
parlsworthy
parlsworthy

Cate Blanchet is just another smug, self-satisfied shallow boring Hollyweird lefty hypocrite who lectures everybody else about how they should live their lives but does the exact opposite in her own rich pampered life. She and Matt Damon shld get together, they would make a perfect couple

MichaelMcCoy
MichaelMcCoy

Cate was gracious in acknowledging and addressing each of her fellow nominees, but her comment to Ms Bullock seemed to include a jab of sorts.

To Sandra, she said, “I can watch that performance till the end of time, and I sort of felt like I had.”

Seems a bit cryptic and it can be taken different ways -- one of which could be insulting. 

Was she saying that Sandra's performance was sub-par, over the top -- or mundane?

Certainly an interesting choice of words.

Pember
Pember

@MichaelMcCoy  How in the world 'I felt like a had' translates to 'your performance was bad'?


People really love to conspire ridiculously.  She's friends with all those gals. She praised all of them, and she probably meant that the film/performance was such an immersive experience that she felt she had watched it for much longer than what it actually was. Or maybe she was being literal, simply implying she watched it many many times (relating her "i can watch that performance till the end of time")

MichaelMcCoy
MichaelMcCoy

@Pember @MichaelMcCoy It's in the choice of her words. “I can watch that performance till the end of time, AND I SORT OF FELT LIKE I HAD.”

Many more -- and different -- expressions are available to convey approval.