Elizabeth: The Golden Age Oscar History: Five nominations, one win (for The Aviator in 2005). 2008 Scorecard: She won a Golden Globe for best supporting actress (and was also up for best actress, in addition to four other nominations this season).
Before She Hit Oscar: The Aussie star studied economics and fine art at the University of Melbourne. Making Transitions: "Maybe unconsciously one job is an antidote to another job," Blanchett, 38, has said. "I mean, you couldn't have a greater antidote to playing Elizabeth I than playing Bob Dylan."