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See Cate Blanchett Dance For Joy After Winning Award For ‘Carol’ Role

Awards seasons frontrunner Cate Blanchett – who has been tipped for Oscars glory for her role in the critically acclaimed lesbian love story Carol – quite literally danced for joy after winning an award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.

After it was announced she had won the Desert Palm Achievement Award – Actress at the ceremony over the weekend, the star threw her hands up and danced on stage.

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Other winners at the awards show included Johnny Depp, Matt Damon and Saoirse Ronan.


Speaking of her new role as the repressed housewife who falls in love with a younger woman (played by Rooney Mara), Blanchett said it can be frustrating playing a gay character because many people expect their own relationships to be represented.

The problem is that when you represent a character in a same-sex relationship, it’s like you have to represent them all. You become a spokesperson, which really isn’t the point.”

She also added:

When the time comes that we have a diversity of same-sex couples in film, then the problem is solved, I don’t have to stand for everyone.”