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Oscars 2014: Cate Blanchett wins Best Actress

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Cate Blanchett was named Best Actress at the Oscars earlier tonight for her performance in Blue Jasmine. She beat Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench, and Meryl Streep.

“Thank you, Mr. Day-Lewis,” Blanchett said to Daniel Day-Lewis who presented the award to her. “From you, it exacerbates this honor and blows it right out of the ballpark. “

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'Blue Jasmine' costume designer on working with Woody Allen, borrowing Chanel jackets

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For her Oscar-nominated role in Blue Jasmine, Cate Blanchett required a designer-label wardrobe worthy of a wilted New York socialite. The only problem? Costume designer Suzy Benzinger had a limited, more Nordstrom Rack-esque budget. (In fact, a New York Times piece estimated that the film’s entire wardrobe budget was $35,000, which is often the cost of just one Hermes Birkin bag.)

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Oscars 2014: Sally Hawkins is rendered speechless by Oscar nom

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It had been less than 24 hours since Blue Jasmine actress Sally Hawkins returned from Los Angeles and the Golden Globes ceremony when she was throttled with the stunning news that she’d been nominated for an Oscar for her turn as Ginger, Jasmine’s working-class sister who reluctantly takes in the former socialite when she shows up on her doorstep penniless in Woody Allen’s latest film.

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Golden Globes: Party Report! Inside scoop from all the after-ceremony festivities

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EW is inside all the Golden Globes parties tonight. Check out our reports from inside all the carousing and celebrating. Check back often for updates and follow us on Twitter at #EWglobes.

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Cate Blanchett wins Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama at the Golden Globes

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It’s a hat trick for Cate Blanchett. Blanchett just took home her third Golden Globe – this one for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama – for her work in Blue Jasmine. She beat out Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench, Emma Thompson, and Kate Winslet.

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Cate Blanchett calls 'Blue Jasmine' her favorite role, gives hints about Terrence Malick film

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If Cate Blanchett had a “gun to [her] head,” she would choose her recent turn in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, as her favorite movie role.

Blanchett plays a fallen socialite at the brink of her sanity. The Australian actress called it the “culmination of my work on the theater and my work in the film,” when asked by an audience member at the New York Film Festival tribute for her last night.

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Box office report: 'The Butler' repeats at No. 1, 'Mortal Instruments' flops

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For the second weekend in a row, Lee Daniels’ The Butler dished out major blows to the new arrivals at the late summer box office. The Weinstein drama, which stars Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, fell 31 percent to $17 million this weekend, bringing The Butler’s gross to $52.3 million after ten days.

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