Cate Blanchett reacts after winning the award for best actress in a leading role for Blue Jasmine.
Cate Blanchett reacts after winning the award for best actress in a leading role for Blue Jasmine. John Shearer/AP

Cate Blanchett takes home gold in anticipated Oscars win

CATE Blanchett has won her second Oscar and says she's just the "tip of the iceberg" of Australian talent.

In her acceptance speech the actress thanked, among many people, the entire Sydney Theatre Company for making her a better actress.

She also declared female-centred films as no longer being "niche" with Blue Jasmine proving to be a commercial success.

She accepted the golden statuette as a "random and subjective" honour and paid tribute individually to all of the other Best Actress nominees.

It follows Blanchett sweeping the awards season, winning the BAFTA, SAG and Golden Globe awards for her starring role in Woody Allen's dark comedy.

But she wasn't the only Aussie success story of the night.

Costume and set designer Catherine Martin is now Australia's most successful Oscar winning, picking up her third and fourth awards for her work on Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby.

Martin has overtaken legendary costume designer Orry-Kelly, who previously held the record with three Oscar wins in the 1950s and '60s.

"In a Baz Luhrmann world, there's never too much," Martin said backstage after winning her second award of the night.

"He always strives to have the most perfect image."

12 Years A Slave was named Best Picture, as predicted, but Alfonso Cuaron's visual epic Gravity took home seven Oscars, the biggest awards haul of the night.

Rising acting talent Lupita Nyong'o said she was "dazed" by her win for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Musician and actor Jared Leto was the first winner of the event for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his dramatic physical transformation in The Dallas Buyers Club.

Disney's animated film Frozen was just as much a hit with the Academy as with cinema-goers, taking home the awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.

86th Academy Awards winners:

Best Motion Picture

American Hustle

Captain Phillips  

Dallas Buyers Club  





12 Years a Slave*

The Wolf of Wall Street  


Best Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale in American Hustle

Bruce Dern in Nebraska  

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street  

Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave

Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club*


Best Actress in a Leading Role

Amy Adams in American Hustle  

Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine* 

Sandra Bullock in Gravity  

Judi Dench in Philomena  

Meryl Streep in August: Osage County


Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Barkhad Abdi in Captain Phillips  

Bradley Cooper in American Hustle  

Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave  

Jonah Hill in The Wolf of Wall Street  

Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club*


Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Sally Hawkins in Blue Jasmine  

Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle  

Lupita Nyong'o in 12 Years a Slave*  

Julia Roberts in August: Osage County  

June Squibb in Nebraska  


Best Animated Feature

The Croods - Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco and Kristine Belson

Despicable Me 2 - Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and Chris Meledandri

Ernest & Celestine -  Benjamin Renner and Didier Brunner

Frozen - Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho*

The Wind Rises - Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki


Best Directing

American Hustle - David O. Russell

Gravity - Alfonso Cuarón*

Nebraska - Alexander Payne

12 Years a Slave - Steve McQueen

The Wolf of Wall Street - Martin Scorsese


Best Original Song

Alone Yet Not Alone from Alone Yet Not Alone - Bruce Broughton and Dennis Spiegel

Happy from Despicable Me 2 - Pharrell Williams

Let It Go from Frozen - Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez*

The Moon Song from Her - Karen O and Spike Jonze

Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen


Best Original Score

The Book Thief - John Williams

Gravity - Steven Price*

Her - William Butler, Owen Pallett

Philomena - Alexandre Desplat

Saving Mr Banks - Thomas Newman


Best Adapted Screenplay

Before Midnight - Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke

Captain Phillips - Screenplay by Billy Ray

Philomena - (The Weinstein Company), Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

12 Years a Slave - Screenplay by John Ridley *

The Wolf of Wall Street - Screenplay by Terence Winter


Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle - Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell

Blue Jasmine -Woody Allen

Dallas Buyers Club - Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack

Her - Spike Jonze *

Nebraska - Bob Nelson


Best Documentary Feature

The Act of Killing - Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen

Cutie and the Boxer - Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher

Dirty Wars - Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill

The Square - Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer

20 Feet from Stardom - Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen, Caitrin Rogers*


Best Documentary Short

Cave Digger - Jeffrey Karoff

Facing Fear - Jason Cohen

Karama Has No Walls - Sara Ishaq

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life - Malcolm Clarke, Nicholas Reed*

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall - Edgar Barens


Best Foreign Language Film

The Broken Circle Breakdown - Belgium

The Great Beauty - Italy*

The Hunt - Denmark

The Missing Picture - Cambodia

Omar - Palestine


Best Costume Design

American Hustle - Michael Wilkinson

The Grandmaster - William Change Suk Ping

The Great Gatsby - Catherine Martin*

The invisible Woman - Michael O'Connor

12 Years A Slave - Patricia Norris


Best Cinematography

The Grandmaster - Philippe Le Sourd

Gravity - Emmanuel Lubezki*

Inside Llewyn Davis - Bruno Delbonnel

Nebraska - Phedon Papamichael

Prisoners - Roger A Deakins


Best Production Design

American Hustle - Judy Becker

Gravity - Andy Nicholson

The Great Gatsby - Catherine Martin*

Her - KK Barrett, Gene Serdena

12 Years A Slave - Adam Stockhausen


Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Dallas Buyers Club - Adruitha Lee, Robin Matthews*

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa - Stephen Prouty

The Lone Ranger - Joel Harlow, Gloria Pasqua-Casny


Best Live Action Short Film

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me) - Esteban Crespo

Avant Que De Tout Pedres (Just Before Losing Everything) - Xavier Legrand, Alexandre Gavras

Helium - Anders Walter, Kim Magnusson*

Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?) - Selma Vilhunen, Kirsikka Saari

The Voorman Problem - Mark Gill, Baldwin Li


Best Animated Short Film

Feral - Daniel Sousa, Dan Golden

Get A Horse! - Lauren MacMullan, Dorothy McKim

Mr Hublot - Laurent Witz, Alexandre Espigares*

Possessions - Shuhei Morita

Room in the Broom - Max Lang, Jan Lachauer


Best Visual Effects

Gravity - Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence*

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug -

Iron Man 3 - Christopher Townsend

The Lone Ranger - Tim Alexander

Star Trek Into Darkness - Roger Guyett


Film Editing

American Hustle - Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers, Alan Baumgarten

Captain Phillips - Christopher Rouse

Dallas Buyers Club - John Mac McMurphy, Martin Pensa

Gravity - Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger*

12 Years A Slave - Joe Walker


Best Sound Mixing

Captain Phillips - Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro

Gravity - Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, Chris Munro*

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, Tony Johnson

Inside Llewyn Davis - Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff, Peter F Kurland

Lone Survivor - Andy Koyama, Beau Borders, David Brownlow


Best Sound Editing

All Is Lost - Steve Boeddeker, Richard Hymns

Captain Phillips - Oliver Tarney

Gravity - Glenn Freemantle*

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Lone Survivor - Wylie Stateman



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