Golden Globes 2013: Cate Blanchett wins Best Actress award for Blue Jasmine

The actress looks more likely than ever to win the Oscar for her performance

Cate Blanchett on the red carpet at the 71st Golden Globe Awards
Cate Blanchett on the red carpet at the 71st Golden Globe Awards

Cate Blanchett won her second Golden Globe award last night for her portrayal of Jeanette ‘Jasmine’ Francis in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.

The actress, who portrays a wealthy Manhattan socialite’s demise into addiction and poverty, admitted to drinking vodka throughout the night to calm her nerves.

Accepting her award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (drama), she said: “Thank you to my agent for plying me with vodka in the same way that Judy Garland was probably plied with barbiturates.”

The 44-year-old also praised the film’s director Woody Allen, who “writes and directs things with such alarming regularity that we almost take him for granted.”

Blanchett beat Saving Mr Bank’s actress Emma Thompson, Philomena star Dame Judi Dench, and Kate Winslet to win the award for Best Actress.

The actress has been hotly tipped for Oscar’s success, and now looks more likely than ever to be nominated in the Best Actress category when the nominations are announced later this week.

Cate Blanchett in Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine'

She previously won an Oscar in 2005 for her role as Best Supporting Actress in The Aviator.

Blanchett has already picked up awards for her performance in Blue Jasmine, including the Best International Lead Actress at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards on Friday.

Accepting the award at the ceremony in Australia, she joked: “I’m Australian, so I guess it was a done deal. All I had to do was show up.”

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Video: Blue Jasmine trailer

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