As pointed out by the awards show race site Gold Derby, Cate Blanchett’s best actress nomination for “Tár” now places her in the elite category of actors with exactly eight Oscar nominations. The other massive names on this exclusive list are Geraldine Page, Marlon Brando, Judi Dench, Peter O’Toole, Glenn Close, and Jack Lemmon. There are, however, nine actors that have received more than eight nominations, including the reigning champ: 21-time nominee Meryl Streep.
The last time Blanchett won an Oscar was in 2014 for her leading performance in “Blue Jasmine” (via IMDb). Her only other Oscar win came in 2005 for “The Aviator” for best supporting actress. Blanchett’s losing nominations have been for her roles in “Carol,” “I’m Not There,” “Notes on a Scandal,” “Elizabeth” and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age.” However, Blanchett seems to have soured on the whole awards show thing, though, judging from the speech she made at the Critics Choice Awards, where she won best actress.
“It’s extremely arbitrary considering how many extraordinary performances that have been by women not only in this room but, you know… the extraordinary creative conversation,” Blanchett said during her acceptance speech (via Deadline). “Why don’t we just say there is a whole raft of female performances that are in concert and in dialogue with one another?” she asked. “And stop the televised horse race of it all.”