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Cate Blanchett wins best actress Oscar for 'Blue Jasmine'

Cate Blanchett won the best actress Oscar on Sunday for her turn in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine," as the final prizes at the 86th Academy Awards show were handed out. Blanchett, who was the clear frontrunner for the award, beat fellow nominees Amy Adams ("American Hustle"), Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Judi Dench ("Philomena") and Meryl Streep ("August: Osage County"). mt/sst

Cate Blanchett wins best actress Oscar for 'Blue Jasmine'

Cate Blanchett won the best actress Oscar on Sunday for her turn in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine," as the final prizes at the 86th Academy Awards show were handed out. Blanchett, who was the clear frontrunner for the award, beat fellow nominees Amy Adams ("American Hustle"), Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Judi Dench ("Philomena") and Meryl Streep ("August: Osage County").

Cate Blanchett wins best actress Oscar

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Australian Cate Blanchett won the best actress Oscar on Sunday for her role as a socialite who suffers a breakdown in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine." The win is Blanchett's second Academy Award. The 44-year-old was favored to win this year's prize after picking up Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA awards earlier this year. (Reporting by Nichola Groom; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Factbox: List of key Oscar winners

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed out the 86th Academy Awards, or Oscars, at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on Sunday for the best movies, performances, directing, writing and other achievements in film in 2013. Following is a list of winners in leading categories. BEST PICTURE "12 Years a Slave" BEST ACTOR Matthew McConaughey in "Dallas Buyers Club" BEST ACTRESS

Storm-hit Hollywood primed for Oscars drama

The entertainment world was preened and primed Sunday for the most fiercely contested Oscars show in decades, with three movies leading an impressive field for Hollywood's most highly coveted prizes. After months of drought, a huge storm hit just in time for the Academy Awards, drenching the famous red carpet where A-listers will strut their stuff as Tinseltown's annual awards season comes to a climax, though the rain was expected to ease off into the evening.

Rain-soaked Hollywood primed for Oscars drama

Hollywood's finest finally hit the red carpet Sunday for the most fiercely contested Oscars show in decades -- after organizers scrambled to make sure the weather doesn't rain on the glamorous parade. After months of drought, a huge storm has hit just in time for the Academy Awards, drenching the famous red carpet where A-listers will strut their stuff as Tinseltown's annual awards season comes to a climax.

Main line-up at 64th Berlin film festival

The 64th Berlinale, Europe's first major film festival of the year, starts Thursday with 23 international productions screening in the main showcase. Twenty pictures will vie for the Golden Bear top prize at the event running February 6 to 16, with a jury led by US producer James Schamus selecting the winner. Eighteen of the main features are world premieres and three are directors' feature debuts. The Berlinale Special sidebar section features notable films given gala screenings that are outside the main line-up.

Main line-up at 64th Berlin film festival

The 64th Berlinale, Europe's first major film festival of the year, starts next month with 23 international productions screening in the main showcase. Twenty pictures will vie for the Golden Bear top prize at the event running February 6 to 16, with a jury led by US producer James Schamus selecting the winner. Eighteen of the main features are world premieres and three are directors' feature debuts. The Berlinale Special sidebar section features notable films given gala screenings that are outside the main line-up.

'American Hustle' wins top SAG award

Crime caper "American Hustle" won the top film prize at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Saturday, earning another big boost in Hollywood's all-important Oscars race. Australian Cate Blanchett won best actress for her role in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine," while Matthew McConaughey won best actor for AIDS activist movie "Dallas Buyers Club." Jared Leto won best supporting actor for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club," while best supporting actress went to Lupita Nyong'o in the harrowing drama "12 Years a Slave."

Cate Blanchett wins best drama actress Globe

Australian Cate Blanchett won the Golden Globe for best drama actress Sunday for Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine." She beat Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Judi Dench ("Philomena"), Emma Thompson ("Saving Mr. Banks") and Kate Winslet ("Labor Day") in the category at the 71st annual Golden Globes. mt/sst
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