Oscars: Cate Blanchett Wins Lead Actress

Cate Blanchett won her second Academy Award for her lead performance in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” in which she plays a mentally unbalanced former socialite.

The actress, who previously won supporting actress for “The Aviator” in 2004, thanked Allen in her speech for writing the script and casting her after a six-year hiatus from film doing theater work in Sydney.

With her two Oscar wins, Blanchett joins an impressive and short list of performers who’ve won more than one acting Oscar, including the last actor to nab multiple wins, Daniel Day-Lewis, who won his third lead actor award (the only person to do so) last year for “Lincoln.”

Blanchett had been hotly anticipated to take home the trophy ever since the film’s release last summer. She won over fellow lead actress nominees Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock and Judi Dench.

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