Cate Blanchett Turns Air Blue At BAFTAs

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February 16, 2014 | 6:26pm EST

Cate Blanchett turned the air blue at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) film awards on Sunday night when she cursed while dedicating her best actress win to Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The actress took the honor for her role in Woody Allen’s comedy Blue Jasmine, and she struggled to contain her emotion as she paid tribute to her late pal.
Blanchett honored Hoffman’s “monumental talent” before letting slip a curse word as she dedicated her award to the actor, who died from a suspected drug overdose earlier this month.
She said, “I would like to dedicate this to an actor who has been a continued professional touchstone for me – the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman. Phil, your monumental talent, your generosity, and your unflinching quest for the truth, both in art and life, will be missed, not only by me but by so many… Phil, buddy – this is for you, you b**tard! I hope you’re proud.”
The ceremony’s host, writer/actor Stephen Fry, agreed with the tribute, adding, “Congratulations and fully endorsed.”