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!”