Cate Blanchett `top runner` for Oscar with Woody Allen`s Blue Jasmine role

Melbourne: Cate Blanchett`s acclaimed performance in Woody Allen`s `Blue Jasmine` has made her the front-runner in the race for an Oscar for the best actress category.

According to Deadline Hollywood, no one has started 2013 Oscar talk quite like Cate Blanchett`s unanimously acclaimed performance in Blue Jasmine, the Courier Mail reported.

The film has the best US per screen average of the year (100,000 dollars).