I can understand why an actor might be totally over the whole red carpet thing. But Cate, if you don’t want your dress to be photographed so that viewers and readers can admire the whole thing, then perhaps you could try turning up to the next awards nights in jeans and a T-shirt.

Hope you win the Oscar, by the way. Still think you’re amazing in Blue Jasmine.

Guardian, I love you, but you’re embarrassing yourself (Part 2).

As if the concept of a piece which tries to shame Cate Blanchett for complaining about the objectification of her gender wasn’t bad enough, that last line – the “Still think you’re amazing” – is particularly offensive to me, for some reason; it stands out as particularly patronizing for reasons that I can’t quite pinpoint.