Back to Awards
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 03:15:41 GMT | By Sean Plummer
Oscars’ biggest upsets

Cate Blanchett loses to Gwyneth Paltrow



Cate Blanchett loses to Gwyneth Paltrow (© Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
Next
Previous
Previous
  • All-time biggest Oscar upsets (© GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Citizen Kane loses to How Green Was My Valley (© c.20thC.Fox/Everett/Rex Features)
  • The Shawshank Redemption loses to Forrest Gump (© Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Saving Private Ryan loses to Shakespeare in Love (© TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Meryl Streep loses to Sandra Bullock (© AFP/GettyImages)
  • Brokeback Mountain loses to Crash (© Mirek Towski/FilmMagic/Getty Images)
  • Cate Blanchett loses to Gwyneth Paltrow (© Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Taxi Driver loses to Rocky (© Julian Wasser/TIME & LIFE Images/Getty Images)
Next
Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty ImagesShow Thumbnails
Previous7 of 11Next
Share this Gallery

Gwyneth Paltrow is a great movie star, granted - but the fact that the Academy rewarded her for her role in the soppy romantic comedy "Shakespeare in Love" over Cate Blanchett's coolly intelligent monarch in 1998's "Elizabeth" was another odd victory for the period rom-com. Blanchett was finally rewarded with a Best Supporting Actress statuette for playing Katharine Hepburn in "The Aviator" (2004).

Advertisement