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Blanchett continues Hollywood domination
Cate Blanchett poses backstage with her award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role for the film "Blue Jasmine" at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Picture: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Another day, another award for Cate Blanchett.

The Australian actress continued her domination of Hollywood award season on Saturday night with a win at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards for her lead role in Woody Allen’s comedy-drama Blue Jasmine.

A week ago, Blanchett claimed a Golden Globe and on Thursday she was nominated for an Oscar.

She has also won more than 10 other major critics awards.

The haul has created a dilemma for Blanchett.

How will she get all of the trophies in her bags for the return flight to Sydney?

“I hope Australian Customs will be kind,” Blanchett told reporters backstage at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium.

There is one trophy Blanchett is yet to claim: an Oscar.

The SAG win confirms her almost unbackable favouritism for the best actress Oscar at the March 2 Academy Awards.

In 2005, when Blanchett won the supporting actress SAG award, she went on to win her first Oscar, supporting actress for The Aviator.

Blanchett’s sweep of awards season comes despite competition from some of the greats of the business.

Amy Adams, left, and Meryl Streep. Picture: Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP

The other SAG best actress nominees were: Meryl Streep (August: Osage County); Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena); and Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks).

In other SAG categories, Matthew McConaughey continued his run at the best actor Oscar with a SAG victory for Dallas Buyers Club.

Matthew McConaughey won the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for "Dallas Buyers Club". Picture: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

His co-star, Jared Leto, won the supporting SAG while 12 Years a Slave’s Lupita Nyong’o caused an upset in the supporting actress category.

Lupita Nyong’o arrives at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium. Picture: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

Nyong’o beat favourite Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle) and heavyweights Julia Roberts (August: Osage County) and Oprah Winfrey (The Butler).

In the TV categories, Modern Family won the best comedy ensemble and Breaking Bad took the drama ensemble.

Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston also won the lead actor in a drama series award.

Bryan Cranston, left, and Dean Norris pose in the press room with their awards for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series for "Breaking Bad" at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Saturday. Picture: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

Helen Mirren, for Phil Spector, caused an upset over Top of the Lake duo Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter in the TV movie or mini-series category.

Jennifer Lawrence , left, and Elisabeth Rohm pose for photos backstage after winning the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for their work in "American Hustle" at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 18, 2014. Picture: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

The SAGs were held at The Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles.

SAG is the union representing more than 100,000 actors.

Jennifer Garner, left, and Juliette Lewis at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Picture: Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP

SAG winners


Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Supporting actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Supporting actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Cast: American Hustle
Stunt ensemble: Lone Survivor


Actor in a comedy series: Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Actress in a comedy series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Comedy series cast: Modern Family
Actor in a movie or miniseries: Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Actress in a movie or miniseries: Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Drama series cast: Breaking Bad
Actor in a drama series: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Actress in a drama series: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Stunt ensemble: Game of Thrones
Life Achievement: Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno poses in the press room after accepting The Screen Actor Guild (SAG) Life Achievement Award, Picture: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP
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