Cate Blanchett insists there's no truth to suggestion of animosity between award nominees

At the BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday night, the Australian star beat Ana de Armas, Michelle Yeoh, Viola Davis, Danielle Deadwyler and Emma Thompson to be named Best Actress for her performance in Tár. Backstage in the press room after her win, she insisted her competitors all gave "incredible performances" and any speculation about animosity between the nominees "couldn't be further from the truth. Somehow, you meet one another through conversations and panels and just being in dialogue with their work. It's very inspiring and it elevates what we do.”