Other tribute to a great thespian. Two times Oscar® winner Cate Blanchett.
1st : Elizabeth (as Elizabeth I of England)
2nd : The Aviator (as Katharine Hepburn)*(won)
3rd : Notes on a Scandal ( as Sheba Hart)
4th : Elizabeth: The Golden Age (as Elizabeth I of England)
5th : I’m Not There. (as Bob Dylan)
6th : Blue Jasmine (as Jasmine)*(won)
Some trivia :
As Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator she is the first person to give an Oscar-winning portrayal of a previous Oscar winner.
Four of her six Oscar nominations are for playing real people (Queen Elizabeth I, Katharine Hepburn and Bob Dylan). The latter two are both Oscar winners themselves.
She and Judi Dench both received Oscar-nominations for playing Queen Elizabeth I in 1999. Dench won for her supporting role in Shakespeare In Love (1998) while Blanchett was nominated for Elizabeth (1998). This is the first and only time that’s happened.
She, Linda Hunt and Felicity Huffman are the only performers to be nominated for an Oscar for playing a member of the opposite sex.
Cate as the singer Bob Dylan in I’m Not There (2007), Linda Hunt as a photographer in The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) and Felicity Huffman as transgender woman in TransAmerica (2005). Linda Hunt is the only who won an Oscar for that.
Cate is on the list of few thespians nominated for two performances on the same year, both in Leading and Supporting Role.
She ‘s the 8th actress to do that after Fay Bainter, Teresa Wright, Jessica Lange, Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Emma Thompson and Julianne Moore. Bainter, Wright and Lange won in Supporting category and Hunter in the Leading one. Weaver, Thompson, Moore and Cate lost in both. Thompson, Moore and Cate had won an Academy Award for themselves. At today (2015) Sigourney Weaver it’s the only actress on this list without any statuette.
She is the only female actor to be nominated for an Oscar twice for playing the same role in two separate films. She played “Queen Elizabeth I” in Elizabeth (1998) and in Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007).