Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett triumphed at the Critics' Circle Awards last night as she scooper another Best Actress prize.

Blanchett was named Best Actress for her fine performance in Blue Jasmine - a movie that saw her team up with director Woody Allen for the first time.

It has been a very successful week for Blanchett, as she picked up a Best Actress - Drama Golden Globe and was in the Oscar mix when the nominations were announced yesterday.

Speaking as she picked up her award, she said: "This is so great. What a great day.

"I just want to thank first and foremost Woody Allen. I am just the lucky girl that he happened to call for this."

Blanchett has been the favourite to win the Best Actress Oscar since the autumn; it would mark her first Best Actress gong.

Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep and Judi Dench are also in the Best Actress Oscar race.

2014 is set to be a bus year for Blanchett as she is also set to star in The Monuments Men, Knight of Cups and The Hobbit: There And Back Again.

She has also lent her voice to animation film How To Train Your Dragon 2.

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