15 Amazing Reactions To Cate Blanchett’s Woody Allen Shout Out At The Oscars

The 15 best Twitter reactions to Cate Blanchett doing a shout out to Woody Allen at the 2014 Oscars.

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At the 86th Academy Awards tonight, Cate Blanchett won Best Actress for her role in the Woody Allen film Blue Jasmine. Upon winning, she did a brief, almost muted shout out to Allen.

The controversy surrounding Allen may not be on the front page of every site and paper right now, but it’s still at the forefront of a great deal of Hollywood and non-Hollywood folks’ minds. After Dylan Farrow publicly discussed Allen allegedly sexually assaulting her at the age of 7 in an op-ed for the New York Times, thousands have flocked to support her–including many, many famous people. Farrow, in fact, called out people like Blanchett and Alec Baldwin for continuing to work with Allen despite his behavior which at best is questionable, at worst is criminal. As one might have expected, Twitter was very displeased.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honestly, I’m a little bummed that Cate’s speech will be overshadowed by the negativity surrounding Woody Allen, but I desperately agree with the tweets above wishing she had simply snubbed him.

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    • http://fairlyoddmedia.com/ Frances Locke

      These were really funny, but I wonder if Blanchett is under contract still. She might have to chose her words carefully, and if that’s the case then I think her lukewarm shout out was appropriate. I know actors have to agree to do a certain amount of press for each movie, and perhaps she wasn’t aware of the controversy until after. Hell,, I consider myself pretty savvy on this subject and I didn’t know about Cosby’s accusations. I bet Blanchett’s PR people are working overtime.

    • fierceandcute

      but why should she snub him? Woody Allen is a great director, she got an Oscar for performance in his movie. that is unquestionable. he is not a criminal since there actually is no charge. he was never found guilty. Dylan and Mia Farrow are mentally unbalanced and probably ill. and I’m sure if there were any serious accusations Dylan would say what she said in court, not in NYT. “child molester” is a serious and unfair accusation until he’s found guilty.

      • Jobeans

        She can’t press charges because there is a statue of limitations. Why Mia Farrow never pressed charges I will never understand. I do think it’s unfair to place the burden on Kate Blanchett though, as, regardless of Woody Allen’s actions, she would not have won the award for the part without participating in his movie and, regardless of what we all think, also has the right to make her own judgements.

      • JLH1986

        She did press charges. However, the judge, and most involved thought it would be traumatic for Dylan to testify and without her testimony he would walk.

      • sonaliraq

        “he is not a criminal since there actually is no charge. he was never found guilty.”
        I don’t even know where to start with you. So you think the fact that he wasn’t found guilty by a court means he didn’t do it? You do know how few rapists actually get convicted, right? Especially when the victim is a child.
        And I don’t know what evidence you have that Mia & Dylan Farrow are “mentally unbalanced and probably ill”, really, are you their therapist? First of all, it sounds like the typical sort of rape culture victim slander that goes on all the time, and secondly, news flash, crazy people get raped too.

        She should have snubbed him.

      • Miriam

        That’s not how the US criminal justice system works. Dylan’s account was reported by both her pediatrician and psychiatrist. The appropriate prosecutor investigated the charges and made the call about whether to press charges. In the US, victims do not get to decide whether a case is tried or not; the prosecutor does. If you do any reading on sexual assault cases, you will find that one of the first institutional barriers survivors face is that prosecutors often refuse to press charges because sexual assault cases are considered difficult to win.

        In this case, Frank Maco, the prosecutor at the time, made a lengthy statement about why he chose not to prosecute. Because of this, we know that Maco felt there was probable cause to prosecute but that a court trial would be too traumatic for the 7-year-old Dylan Farrow. Maco also felt that the verdict in the custody case had accomplished the most important result: denying Allen access to Dylan Farrow. So his decisions was explicitly not based on believing Allen was innocent but rather on wanting to spare a young child further harm.

        So yes, there were serious accusations. Dylan Farrow did say what she said in the NY Times repeatedly to legal authorities. She has consistently testified to the abuse, including in the recent Vanity Fair article that made headlines for Mia Farrow speculating that Ronan may indeed be Frank Sinatra’s son instead of Woody’s. It’s telling of our society that Mia’s wink-wink-nudge-nudge comments about Ronan’s paternity made headlines whereas Dylan Farrow confirming the assault as an adult went unmentioned.

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    • allyson

      Good grief, it’s his film and he selected and directed her performance, why wouldn’t she acknowledge him ? Do people think her Oscar role appeared in a vacuum ?

    • Kelly17

      I’m glad other people see how ridiculous these tweets are.

    • lapaditte

      The decent thing to do is to thank the writer and director who wrote the great role and cast her in it. I am glad she had, apparently, balls and did the decent thing and showed gratitude to the helmer. I would’ve lost respect for her if she hadn’t just because pathetic, feeble-minded, ignorant sheep on the internet don’t want her to.

      Very well deserved Oscar. Doesn’t happen often.

    • TwentiSomething Mom

      She does have to thank him because he did give her the part and wrote and directed the movie.

      • bill

        she is required to thank no one idiot

    • Steven Kaye

      Who cares what some ignorant morons tweeted? The fact is Cate Blanchett is a big Woody Allen fan. Indeed, not only did she thank him at the Oscars but at the Spirit Awards she said she’d be happy to work with him again if he asked and that she was lucky to get the chance to play Jasmine.

    • Greg Wall

      Desperately would be the word. But the desperate women posting here, so quick to ignore Mia Farrow beating and terrorizing her son who has so bravely come forward, are reassuringly in the minority. Well played, Cate.