You might think that the Academy has their favorites. Well, Meryl Streep would be the obvious Exhibit A. With over 21 Oscar nomination, Meryl Streep has been an Oscar eternal nominee and well-deserves it. Besides Meryl, there are other Oscar-favorites that truly deserve the spotlight and recognition.

One of the most acclaimed actresses of today, Cate Blanchett is under our spotlight. Cate Blanchett is an amazing actress may it be in cinema and on stage. She has garnered multiple awards and has been nominated countless times. Cate Blanchett has won 2 Oscars, Best Actress for Blue Jasmine in 2014 and Best Supporting Actress for The Aviator in 2005. Besides bagging 2 wins, she has also received 5 other Oscar nominations.

In this article, we have listed down the movies where Cate Blanchett received Oscar Nominations.

Elizabeth (1999)

Cate Blanchett received her first Oscar nomination in 1999 when she played Queen Elizabeth I in the movie Elizabeth. The film was directed by Shekhar Kapur and written by Michael Hirst. It was a biological drama film that featured the reign of Queen Elizabeth in her early years as Queen. In the film, you can see how Elizabeth rose into power after the death of her half-sister Mary I, who had also imprison her.

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2008)

Yet again, the role of Elizabeth does Cate Blanchett good. Another Oscar nomination was given to Cate Blanchett as she reprises her role as Queen Elizabeth I in the film Elizabeth: The Golden, almost a decade ago where she was first nominated for playing the same character. Elizabeth: The Gold Age was also directed by Shekhar Kapur and was under the production of Universal Pictures and Working Title Films. The film was about the latter part of Queen Elizabeth reign.

Carol (2016)

Carol is a drama film based from a 1952 romance novel with the title Prince of Salt by Patricia Highsmith. The novel was republished as Carol later on in 1990. The film was directed by Todd Haynes and screenplay were written by Phyllis Naggy. Set in the early 1950s of New York City, Carol, who is played by Cate Blanchett, is a woman who is going through a difficult divorce. She meets Therese, an aspiring photographer played by Rooney Mara. The film revolves around the forbidden affair between these two women.

Notes On A Scandal (2007)

Starring not one, but two highly acclaimed actresses, Notes On A Scandal has been given four Oscar nominations in 2007. In this film, Cate Blanchett has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress while her co-star Judi Dench has been nominated for Best Actress. The film was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score. Notes On A Scandal is a psychological thriller-drama that was directed by Richard Eyrie. It was adapted from the 2003 novel by Zoe Heller also with the title Notes On A Scandal.

I’m Not There (2008)

I’m Not There is a musical drama film that was inspired by the life and music of the amazing American singer, Bob Dylan. The film was directed by Todd Haynes and was co-written by Oren Moverman. I’m Not There showcases six facets of Bob Dylan’s public persona and these facets were played by different actors. Cate Blanchett plays Jude Quinn, Dylan’s persona during the mid-60s.  

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