Poll: Will Woody Allen sex controversy hurt Cate Blanchett’s Oscar hopes?

Latest development in the battle between the Farrow family and Woody Allen: Mia and Woody’s adopted son Moses, who is estranged from Mia and remains close to Woody, doesn’t believe the sex allegations. “Of course Woody did not molest my sister,” he tells People. “She loved him and looked forward to seeing him when he would visit.”

What’s next? Woody has written a response to Dylan Farrow‘s letter to the New York Times and the Times is considering publishing it. The newspaper will probably do so, of course, but, if not, another major media outlet will certainly bring it to light. Will Woody’s response be calm and diplomatic? He initially blasted Dylan’s account as “disgraceful.”

If Woody’s response is provocative, it may encourage Dylan to take the next logical step — into a TV studio where she’d put a sympathetic human face on a horror story that has been so far contained to distant written words.

As this conflict continues to grow, the question before us is: How will it impact “Blue Jasmine’s” odds at the Oscars?

Clearly, there was an awards framework to the Farrows’ attack on the film. “Blue Jasmine” was released last summer. Why else bring it up now? Dylan not only addressed the cast in her Times letter, but she made a shocking call-out to its lead star and the current Oscar frontrunner: “What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett?” And let’s remember what triggered the most recent conflict: Mia Tweeting reminders of the sex charges against Woody during the Golden Globes’ tribute to his film career.

So far this controversy has had no significant effect on Cate’s Oscar odds at Gold Derby, as you can see from the chart above — and here. See the Experts’ latest predix here. Notice that 23 of them pick Cate to prevail, 1 opts for Amy Adams (IMDB managing editor Keith Simanton).


And while we’re on the subject …





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