Lily Gladstone Recalls Being “Really Upset” When Cate Blanchett Didn’t Win Oscar for ‘Elizabeth’

It’s not unknown that Lily Gladstone is a huge fan of Cate Blanchett, but the actress is recalling her reaction when Blanchett missed out on an Oscar for Elizabeth.

The Killers of the Flower Moon star recently told People magazine that she was disappointed when the Tár actress didn’t win the Academy Award for best actress for her role as Elizabeth I in the 1998 biographical period drama.

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“I’ve idolized Cate Blanchett since I was a teenager. When … she was up for Elizabeth at the Oscars and didn’t win, I remember just being really, really upset about that,” Gladstone said. “She’s my ultimate actress. I think she’s the great talent of this generation.”

That year at the 71st Academy Awards, Blanchett was nominated alongside Fernanda Montenegro, Meryl Streep, Emily Watson and Gwyneth Paltrow, who ultimately won the Oscar for Shakespeare in Love.

Gladstone, who is nominated for her first Oscar this year for her performance as Mollie Burkhart in the Martin Scorsese-directed movie, previously expressed during The Hollywood Reporter‘s actress roundtable how much she looked up to Blanchett in the industry.

“Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cate Blanchett. If I can diffuse the two of them into one, those are my two perfect actors,” the actress said at the time. “Childhood inspirations, I wanted to be an Ewok, and that’s what started all this madness.”

Gladstone told People that Blanchett has been “so kind” whenever they’ve run into each other during the busy award season, and revealed that she also gave her some advice at one point.

“Her big tip was to keep up on your adaptogenic mushrooms through this whole period, which is great advice,” she said. “That is a very quick, easy, self-care ritual that I can adapt, coming from one of the most brilliant actors alive.”

Gladstone is nominated for the best actress Oscar alongside Annette Bening, Sandra Hüller, Carey Mulligan and Emma Stone.

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