Well, she had won a BAFTA for Blue Jasmine, which made me very happy, and now my favourite actress won the Oscar for Best Actress. Thoroughly deserved. Anybody else would have been a downright travesty. Cate Blanchett got cheated of her Oscar back in 1999. I always thought she was the greatest actress of her generation since then. Now with this Oscar, and the praise for her role as Jasmine, I think we can talk of a certain confirmation of this. It is certainly a consecration for her. And here's her acceptance speech.