Cate Blanchett wins Best Actress at 2023 Critics Choice Awards

Cate Blanchett wins Best Actress at 2023 Critics Choice Awards for her captivating performance in TÁR

Cate Blanchett won Best Actress at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards on Sunday for her portrayal of disgraced composer Lydia Tár in Todd Field’s TÁR.

The Australian actress, 53, beat Michelle Williams, Viola Davis, Danielle Deadwyler, Margot Robbie, and Michelle Yeoh in the category.

‘It is extremely arbitrary considering how many extraordinary performances there have been by women,’ Cate said as she accepted her award.

Cate Blanchett (pictured) has won Best Actress at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards for her captivating performance in TÁR

Cate Blanchett (pictured) has won Best Actress at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards for her captivating performance in TÁR

‘I can’t believe I’m up here. This is ridiculous… I would love it if we would just change this whole f—ing structure. It’s like what is this patriarchal pyramid where someone stands up here.’

She continued: ‘Why don’t we just say there was a whole raft of female performances that are in concert and in dialogue with one another?’

‘And stop the televised horse race of it all. Because can I tell you, every single woman with a television, film, advertising, tampon commercials — whatever — you’re all out there doing amazing work that is inspiring me continually. So thank you. I share this with you all.’

The Australian actress, 53, beat Michelle Williams, Viola Davis, Danielle Deadwyler, Margot Robbie, and Michelle Yeoh in the category

The Australian actress, 53, beat Michelle Williams, Viola Davis, Danielle Deadwyler, Margot Robbie, and Michelle Yeoh in the category

Cate is enjoying a spectacular start to the awards season after scooping a Golden Globe for her role the Tár last week.

In the film, she portrays troubled high-profile composter Lydia Tár, who is days away from recording the symphony that will elevate her career.

After one of her former students commits suicide, Lydia is accused of having inappropriate relationships with her female protégés and her world begins to unravel.

'It is extremely arbitrary considering how many extraordinary performances there have been by women,' Cate said as she accepted her award

‘It is extremely arbitrary considering how many extraordinary performances there have been by women,’ Cate said as she accepted her award

Cate is meanwhile tipped to win her second Best Actress Oscar for the role.

TÁR was written and directed by Todd Field, 58, and was his first film in 16 years.

The star won her first Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2004 for Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator.

Film: Tár is a psychological drama that charts the downfall of fictional composer and conductor Lydia Tár

In the film, Cate plays troubled high-profile composter Lydia Tár (pictured), who is days away from recording the symphony that will elevate her career 

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