Cate then swiftly moved on to deliver the ‘message’ of her speech, championing female centred films and slamming old fashioned ideas that they are a niche market. Thanking the films distributors Sony Classics for their support of the film, the actress said, "for so bravely and intelligently distributing the film and to the audiences who went to see it and perhaps those of us in the industry who are still foolishly clinging to the idea that female films with women at the center are niche experiences. They are not. Audiences want to see them and, in fact, they earn money." Further referring the perceived some what old fashioned ideas of Hollywood she also exclaimed, "the world is round, people." courtesy: contactmusic---http://www.contactmusic.com/article/cate-blanchett-wins-oscar-acceptance-speech_4093681 MORE------- 'Amy Adams, everything you do, but your performance in American Hustle blew my mind,' she said. 'And Meryl, what can I say? Sandra, I could watch that performance to the end of time, and I sort of felt like I had.'