Confirmed: Cate Blanchett  knows the secret to a stunning red carpet dress. The Oscar nominee glimmered at the AACTA Awards in a sequin-encrusted gown by Givenchy , which surprised us with a pleated skirt lined in gold. With a neckline that dramatic and a dress that eye-catching, not much else was needed to finish off the look, so Cate went with a classic pair of studs, which she revealed with a slightly messy updo. With just over a month to go until the Oscars, we can only imagine what she's considering for the big night! But considering she always keeps us transfixed with her red carpet choices , we know she won't disappoint. Were you as much of a fan of Cate's gown?