It has been a big day for Aussies in Hollywood with Cate Blanchett winning the Oscar for best actress, to become the first Australian to win two Academy Awards for acting. She received the award for her role in Blue Jasmine and was up against international stars Sandra Bullock and Amy Adams.

“There is so much talent in Australia,” Cate said at the end of her speech.

Joining Cate in the winner’s list was Catherine Martin, who became the most successful Australian at the Academy Awards ever, winning Oscars for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design for The Great Gatsby.

This was a wonderful result for the Australian film industry and we congratulate Cate, Catherine and all the other winners and nominees.


The full list of winners are:
-Best Picture: 12 Years A Slave
-Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
-Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
-Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
-Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
-Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave
-Best Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years A Slave
-Best Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her
-Best Cinematography: Gravity
-Best Editing: Gravity
-Best Art Direction: The Great Gatsby
-Best Original Score: Gravity
-Best Song: ‘Let it Go’, Frozen
-Best Makeup: Dallas Buyers Club
-Best Costume Design: The Great Gatsby
-Best Live Action Short: Helium
-Best Animated Short: Mr Hublot
-Best Animated Feature: Frozen
-Best Documentary: 20 Feet From Stardom
-Best Documentary Short: The Lady in Number 6
-Best Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty (Italy)
-Best Sound Mixing: Gravity
-Best Sound Effects Editing: Gravity
-Best Visual Effects: Gravity