He probably has a point. Look at our snap of Blanchett at the ACTTA Awards 3 years ago in that amazing red dress. This pic taken by your humble scribe has been used over and over in European glossy magazines.
Below is our snap of Cate at the Helpmann Awards earlier this year. Black again.
The other disappointment for the media was the expectation that Harrison Ford would attend the awards. Hardly, he has a huge Star Wars launch to attend tonight at the Opera House.
Blanchett received the Longford Lyell Award for outstanding contribution to Australian screen at the ceremony in Sydney.