Cate Blanchett wins best actress award at 2014 BAFTAs

LONDON Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:32pm EST

LONDON Feb 16 (Reuters) - Australian movie star Cate Blanchett won the award for Best Actress at Britain's top film honours on Sunday for her portrayal of a riches-to-rags socialite in Woody Allen's tragic comedy "Blue Jasmine".

Blanchett, 44, was favourite to win the prize and is favourite to pick up the same award at the Academy Awards on March 2. She dedicated the award to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who died of an apparent drugs overdose two weeks ago. (Reporting by Belinda Goldsmith; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.