“It seems a safe bet that Cate Blanchett will be in the race for Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” Hollywood Reporter columnist Martin Grove has written. “Blanchett won a best supporting actress Oscar in 2005 for The Aviator, [and] her already acclaimed second performance as the 16th Century English Queen could bring her a second Oscar, but this time for best actress.”
Not happening. No way. The Cate performance of note is her Blonde on Blonde Dylan in I’m Not There.
In his review of Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Maxim critic Pete Hammond says “[it] will most likely be admired by those who have actually already reached their own ‘golden age’, say around 60 or so. This one is squarely aimed at the kind of crowd who loves seeing big, blustering epics where monarchs dress in what looks like opulently appointed outdoor tents and ferociously shout lines like, ‘I have a hurricane in me that will strip Spain bare if you dare to try me!’ No problem, we believe you.”