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Cate Blanchett Lauds Woody Allen, No Child Abuse Mentioned (watch!)

Cate Blanchett graciously accepted the best actress award for her role in Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine.' She made no mention of his child abuse controversy.

Cate Blanchett graciously accepted the best actress award for her role in Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine.’ She made no mention of his child abuse controversy.

Cate Blanchett gave a moving speech after winning the Best Actress Oscar at Sunday’s Academy Awards for her role in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” without uttering a word about Allen’s child-abuse feud with step-daughter Dylan Farrow.

The 78-year-old writer, director and actor was nominated for Best Original Screenplay for the film, also starring Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins and Bobby Cannavale.

But the award went to Spike Jonze for his film “Her,” about a man who falls in love with his female computer operating system.

Allen was only briefly mentioned as one of the nominees. He did not attend the ceremonies.

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His name only came up one other time during Blancehtt’s acceptance speech.

“I’m here accepting an award in an extraordinary screen play by Woody Allen. Thank you so much Woody for casting me. I truly appreciate it,” she said.

Dylan Farrow charged in a moving New York Times blog that Allen sexually abused her when she was seven years old. The incident was investigated but no charges were ever brought. Allen has long denied the allegations.

The matter became wrapped up in Allen’s bitter split with long-time partner Mia Farrow. He left her because he was having an affair with Farrow’s then-teenage step-daughter Soon Yi Previn. They later married.


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Allen’s abuse allegations were an elephant in the room during her acceptance speech. That she didn’t address it in some fashion was a glaring omission.

Blanchett went on to thank her competitors Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts and Judy Dench.

She also made a strong pitch for films about women. “People want to see them and they do, in fact, make money,” she said.

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