x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey win best actor and actress

Cate Blanchett has won the Academy Award for best actress for Blue Jasmine and Matthew McConaughey wins best actor Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club.

Actress Cate Blanchett accepts the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role award for Blue Jasmine. AFP
Actress Cate Blanchett accepts the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role award for Blue Jasmine. AFP

Cate Blanchett has won the Academy Award for best actress Blue Jasmine and Matthew McConaughey has won best actor for Dallas Buyer’s Club.

Blanchett had been deemed the front-runner from the very beginning of the Oscar season. It was the sixth Oscar nomination for the Australian actress and her second win, though her first in the leading actress category. Previously she won the 2005 supporting actress trophy for The Aviator.

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