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Is Oscar Calling For Cate Blanchett? Watch 2 Clips From Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' Plus New Pics

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by Ken Guidry
July 12, 2013 11:21 AM
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It’s really kind of remarkable how Woody Allen has been able to keep a “one film per year” pace for pretty much his entire career. While it seems Allen has recently been following a pattern of making one great film every 3-4 years, it’s just been two years since “Midnight In Paris” (his biggest hit to date), and the buzz so far for “Blue Jasmine” has been very encouraging. Two new clips for the film have landed online and, the first one provides a nice glimpse into the main aspect of the film that everyone’s been talking about: Cate Blanchett’s performance.

“Blue Jasmine” features an incredible cast that, along with Blanchett, includes Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Peter Sarsgaard and Alec Baldwin. But it’s Cate Blanchett, in particular, that has gotten many people excited. Kris Tapley from Hitfix has touted her performance as being “probably the best performance in a Woody Allen film since Sean Penn in 1999’s 'Sweet and Lowdown.' ” Meanwhile Showbiz411 is calling her “a cinch for a Best Actress nomination.” Hot damn.

Blanchett plays the titular role in the film. Jasmine has been forced to move in with her sister Ginger, after her marriage to the wealthy Hal (Baldwin) falls apart. As she attempts to rebuild her life, she eventually comes to some realizations about who she really is. We listed “Blue Jasmine” as one of our most anticipated films for the month, surely the news regarding Blanchett’s performance only makes it more of a must-watch.

You can see what all the fuss is about when “Blue Jasmine” comes out on July 26th. Check out the Blachett-oriented clip at EW (we'll add an embed when we can), along with another featuring co-stars Sally Hawkins and Louis C.K. (via Vulture) followed by some new images from the film.

 

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24 Comments

  • myjasmine299 | July 30, 2013 1:25 AMReply

    It is a new movie...

    watch Blue Jasmine online

  • Peter | July 13, 2013 9:30 PMReply

    Critics circles are awarding very Bad actors
    Screen Actors awarded Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side besides 4 or 5 Critics circles plus a Golden globe, if an actor did not deserve an award that Was Bullock, keep Razzie away
    Penélope Cruz is the worst actress of the world but she got an award in Cannes, an Oscar for Vicky Cristina Barcelona (worst actress in a Woody Allen movie) and 14 or 15 Critics circles, all the critics shared the same expirated wine ?????
    Someone can explain Reese Witherspoon case?? an Oscar plus a lot of Critics circles awards, her work Was not Bad, actually Was good but nothing excepcional
    Jennifer Lawence, another not Bad work but an Oscar and a lot of Critics recognition????
    Weinstein is a genious!!!!!!
    Natalie Portman, I can understand the Oscar, the movie got a lot of attention, Who remember if Portman got an Oscar??
    Blanchett got an Oscar nomination for Elizabeth The Golden Age almost besides a Razzie, the movie Was a fiasco a her lines in the movie were ridiculous and her work ridiculous bombastic

  • Pember | July 13, 2013 9:46 PM

    If you were less egotistic and perhaps better educated (terrible grammar btw...) you'd realize that what you are stating is merely your opinion, and not one that is widely shared. It's hilarious that you think you are stating facts.

  • Pember | July 13, 2013 9:46 PM

    If you were less egotistic and perhaps better educated (terrible grammar btw...) you'd realize that what you stating is merely your opinion, and not one that is widely shared. It's hilarious that you think you are stating facts.

  • Pember | July 13, 2013 9:46 PM

    If you were less egotistic and perhaps better educated (terrible grammar btw...) you'd realize that what you stating is merely your opinion, and not one that is widely shared. It's hilarious that you think you are stating facts.

  • Thomas | July 13, 2013 1:38 AMReply

    Cate always so talented and pretty that always makes me see every single movie she is in.

  • Peter | July 14, 2013 8:11 AM

    I would like to see how You write in spanish, english is not my idiom...in this site i have seen that people think they are talking about facts
    Fact 1: Blanchett is a good actress
    Fact 2: she deserves awards
    I am following the same way and expresing my ideas as facts, the problem with You only accept a fact when it is coincident with that You think

  • Charlotte | July 13, 2013 1:34 AMReply

    Well she needs to make it seem like she is overracting because the character jasmine at first fakes all her reactions as does not want to show what she truly feels, so it is not like Cate is doing it just because she can't act like others in the comments are saying.

  • Ben | July 13, 2013 11:46 AM

    we all do that in our lifes , we do not show our real problemas but not because of that we overact, Blanchett has a great talent for taking control of her voice and body looking for a result, trying to show a life, a character, a mood but her work is just that very exterior, when we see actors that make a work inside we can appreciate the difference, Sally Hawkins is a good example of that in Happy go Lucky,

  • Karen | July 13, 2013 12:15 AMReply

    Sorry but Blanchett has a very artificial acting style, I do not like that, I have seen Before Midnight and the french actress is great, I guess Will be the year of Naomi Watts, anyways after Lawrence victory last year anyone can get an Oscar, that Was ridiculous

  • Guest | July 13, 2013 5:33 AM

    Blanchett's is anything but artificial. You clearly have no knowledge or understand of her background or process.

    As for Jennifer Lawrence, she also was recognized by the screen actors, and the critics groups, and the foreign press, and a bunch of other organizations, plus all the film critics that praised her performance after the festival. You disagree? Who gives.

  • Guest | July 13, 2013 5:33 AM

    Blanchett's is anything but artificial. You clearly have no knowledge or understand of her background or process.

    As for Jennifer Lawrence, she also was recognized by the screen actors, and the critics groups, and the foreign press, and a bunch of other organizations, plus all the film critics that praised her performance after the festival. You disagree? Who gives.

  • Guest | July 13, 2013 5:32 AM

    Blanchett's is anything but artificial. You clearly have no knowledge or understand of her background or process.

    As for Jennifer Lawrence, she also was recognized by the screen actors, and the critics groups, and the foreign press, and a bunch of other organizations, plus all the film critics that praised her performance after the festival. You disagree? Who gives.

  • BennY | July 12, 2013 11:08 PMReply

    Cate Blanchett is constantly fantastic and always engaging.

    For 15 straight years she has given us endlessly fascinating and truly memorable characters like Marissa Wiegler, Queen Elizabeth, Katharine Hepburn, Bob Dylan, Galadriel, Marion Loxley, Daisy, Veronica Guerin, Irina Spalko and on and on and on!

    She deserves a Leading Actress Oscar, that's for sure.

  • Fielding | July 12, 2013 10:07 PMReply

    Just give her the Oscar now. And give Woody another for Screenplay.

  • Ben | July 12, 2013 9:20 PMReply

    For sure Sally Hawkins Will put the touch of veracity to this movie, we know Blanchett show: exaggerated mannerisms and affected voice, empty inside

  • Diane | July 12, 2013 9:08 PMReply

    This woman is the worst actress working today

  • Mina | July 12, 2013 8:49 PMReply

    Cate looks great in this.

  • Rob lem | July 12, 2013 6:53 PMReply

    Another overacted performa ce of Cate Blanchett

  • Glen | July 12, 2013 4:06 PMReply

    Presenter Daniel Day Lewis:

    And the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role Goes To:

    Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine

  • dvsinla | July 12, 2013 3:19 PMReply

    actually if you look at allen's movies from year to year, he often would nail a great one followed by ok then good then bad then great etc... it's just that today, there's so much opinion and negativity that a fine film like whatever works or to rome with love gets labeled bad when they are actually good flicks... his only bad one in recent memory was cassandras dream and even that has it's fans... back in the 80s90s he did the great Hannah/Sisters followed by the solid but underrated Radio Days... then tanked with September and Another Woman... came back with the amazing Crimes and Misdemeanors followed by misses Alice and Shadows and Fog... followed by the well reviewed Husbands and Wives then solid silly Manhattan Murder Mystery and awesome Bullets Over Broadway then middling Mighty Aphroditie but an oscar performance... nothing has changed... great, good, middling, bad, great perfs... he's awesome

  • Erik | July 12, 2013 1:03 PMReply

    Sparky obviously hasn't seen Annie Hall, Manhattan, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Hannah and her Sisters, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Radio Days, Broadway Danny Rose, Husbands and Wives, Bullets Over Broadway, Sweet and Lowdown, Zelig, Love and Death or Interiors.

  • Sparky | July 12, 2013 12:59 PMReply

    Allen can make one film a year because his scripts are barely first drafts and he hardly takes time to direct his actors. His "great" films are watchable only because of his amazing DP or because every once in a while one of his actors (like Penelope Cruz) will take off on her own direction. (Does anyone believe Allen really wrote the Spanish dialog in that movie?)

  • jxl | July 12, 2013 11:55 AMReply

    Too bad that bag is covering Cate's ass.

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