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From 1999 to now: What Cate Blanchett wore to every Oscars

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Few walk a red carpet like Cate Blanchett. Perhaps she can’t shake the Queen Liz persona or maybe she’s just had the practice, but nobody looks as regal as Our Cate.

It’s been over 24 years of gracing premieres and awards ceremonies, including her first Academy Awards in 1999.

Here’s every look from the ceremonies she’s attended. 

WATCH: Cate Blanchett at the 2023 Oscars

71st Academy Awards, 1999

This was Cate’s first Academy Awards, in which she also received her first of eight acting nominations.

Cate wore a sheer John Galliano dress with her two fave design features: a cut-out back and floral detailing.

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Cate loves a backless gown with floral detailing. (Credit: Getty)

72nd Academy Awards, 2000

No noms this year but Cate looked flawless in Jean Paul Gaultier with more back detailing. This time, the simple black dress featured an open back with gold chains. 

Cate presented the award for Best Live Action Short Film alongside her Talented Mr Ripley co-star Jude Law.

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Dreamy in black and gold. (Credit: Getty)

77th Academy Awards, 2005

It had been a while between Oscars, but Cate returned with a vengeance in Valentino. More importantly, this was the year she picked up her first Academy Award. 

Cate won for her portrayal of previous Oscar winner, Katharine Hepburn, in The Aviator.

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She’s a winner! (Credit: Getty)

79th Academy Awards, 2007

Cate returned with a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Notes on a Scandal. She may have lost to ‘dream girl’ Jennifer Hudson, but she won hearts in a sleek and shiny Armani Prive gown.

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Cate would become a big fan of Armani Prive… (Credit: Getty)

80th Academy Awards, 2008

We were all sure Cate would walk away with her first Best Actress award for Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Alas, the equally brilliant Marion Cotillard swooped in for a deserved win.  

Nevertheless, Cate still made history as one of only 11 performers to ever receive two acting nominations in the same year, also earning a nod for her portrayal as ‘Bob Dylan’ in I’m Not Here. She was also the first actress to be nominated for portraying the same character in two different films (both Queen Elizabeth).

This also happened to be the year that Cate walked the carpet pregnant. She would give birth to her third child less than two months later.

She was dressed by Dries Van Noten. 

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Cate had a big year breaking records and having her third child. (Credit: Getty)

83rd Academy Awards, 2011

No noms this year but Cate presented awards for Best Make-up and Best Costume Design in lavender Givenchy Couture (with yellow beaded back detail, of course). 

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Lovely in lavender (Credit: Getty)

86th Academy Awards, 2014

And it’s a win! Cate finally picked up her best actress win for her starring role as a neurotic, upper-class housewife in Blue Jasmine.

She looked phenomenal in a nude, bejewelled and floral embellished Armani Prive gown, but we can’t imagine it felt as good for beating out the likes of Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, Amy Adams and Sandra Bullock for the gong. 

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She won! The Armani Prive is a win too… (Credit: Getty)

87th Academy Awards, 2015

Following her previous win, Cate returned to the 2015 Oscars to present Eddie Redmayne with his Best Actor award. 

Cate kept things simple in Maison Margiela this year, with a black, open back gown and turquoise, diamond and aquamarine beaded necklace.

Interestingly, Cate re-wore this gown to the 2023 BAFTAs.

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Cate recycled this dress for the 2023 BAFTAs and we love a woman who knows how to re-wear her evening gowns. (Credit: Getty)

88th Academy Awards, 2016

Cate lost the Best Actress award to Brie Larson this year but we have no complaints with this beautiful gown. 

One of Cate’s favourite designers, Armani Prive, did it again this year with this aquamarine extravaganza.

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The best Armani yet? (Credit: Getty)

95th Academy Awards, 2023

Has Cate entered her Tilda Swinton era? 

The understated glamour of this Louis Vuitton, two-toned gown stood out amid a sea of taffeta, fuss and frills at this year’s Oscars.

With strong shoulders and elegant draping of a rich blue velvet, Queen Cate looked as regal as ever.

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The luxe blue velvet with the chic silk skirt is perfection. (Credit: Getty)

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