Angelina Jolie surprised everyone after Cannes in A Mighty Heart, kicking off Oscar speculation very early in the season with an unexpected bid and the Pitt publicity machine behind her full force, putting her up against Cate Blanchett’s second turn as Elizabeth in the Golden Age, long considered to one the one to beat.

Certainly an interesting match up: two lead actresses who hold a Best Supporting Actress statue primed to win the big prize.

But much as the Jungle Sex rocks my loins, how can Cate be denied? If only to see the Brangelunatics lose their sh-t over the perceived injustice?

Here’s Cate at the opening of the Sydney Film Festival on Saturday – per usual, every inch perfection.

Cate. Always.