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Cate Blanchett wins Best Actress Oscar for 'Blue Jasmine'

Cate Blanchett has won the Oscar for Best Actress.

Cate Blanchett in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine." Cate Blanchett in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine."
Credit: Sony Pictures Classics

Cate Blanchett has won the Oscar for Best Actress forher portrayal of a riches-to-rags socialite in Woody Allen's tragic comedy "Blue Jasmine."

The Australian actress was a favorite in thecategoryand beat out fellow nomineesAmy Adams for "American Hustle,"Sandra Bullock for "Gravity,"Judi Dench for "Philomena" andMeryl Streep for "August: Osage County."

Blanchett, 44,previouslywon an Academy Award for her role in "The Aviator."

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