Cate Blanchett Absent for Her Best Drama Film Actress Win at 2023 Golden Globes

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And the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama goes to… Cate Blanchett for Tár. On Tuesday, during the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 80th annual awards show, the 53-year-old actress beat out Olivia Colman (Empire of Light), Viola Davis (The Woman King), Ana de Armas (Blonde) and Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans). 

Blanchett couldn't attend the ceremony due to work obligations in the U.K.

While the win is her fourth overall, it's Blanchett's third for Best Actress – Drama, creating a tie with Ingrid Bergman, Jane Fonda and Meryl Streep for the most wins in the category. Her two previous wins were for Elizabeth in 1999 and Blue Jasmine in 2014. She has also won a Globe for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture in 2008 for I'm Not There

Her turn as a world-famous composer-conductor in Tár – and win tonight – cements her status as the Best Actress frontrunner this awards season, with Blanchett also picking up nominations for a Critics' Choice Movie Award and an Independent Spirit Award. (Nominations for the SAG Awards and the Oscars have yet to be announced.)

The film, meanwhile, was also nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Screenplay for writer/director Todd Field.

The actress was just one of several winners that were revealed live during the 2023 Golden Globes, which started airing on NBC and Peacock at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on Tuesday. The three-hour event taking place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California was hosted by comedian and Emmy winner Jerrod Carmichael while Henry Golding, Hilary Swank, Jennifer Coolidge, Regina Hall and Salma Hayek Pinault were among the star-studded presenters. 


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