Cate Blanchett Selects Oscars Dress 10 Minutes Before Leaving for Red Carpet

03/03/2014 at 12:16 AM ET

Cate Blanchett Oscars 2014Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

It’s been a big night for Cate Blanchett. Not only did she nab the Oscar for Best Actress, but she also made our Best Dressed list. And we have some exclusive insight on her major, head-turning gown.

Blanchett told PEOPLE inside the show that she was torn between three Giorgio Armani dresses, and the floral-adorned, illusion mock turtleneck design she selected was a last-minute decision.

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“It was Mr. Armani. It was between Mr. Armani, Mr. Armani and Mr. Armani,” she shared. “It was between three dresses, and I made the decision 10 minutes before I left.”

So we decided to guess the other two dresses the actress might have had in rotation. Our picks? The strapless ivory lace design and a more dramatic black beaded creation (both in the photo above) from the most recent Giorgio Armani Privé fall/winter Haute Couture collection.

Are you a fan of the dress the star chose? Or do you have another Blanchett look you love? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico, with reporting by Jen Garcia

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GMS on

Beaultiful dress – didn’t love it on her. It would have look nicer on someone younger.

marcy on

I love the dress but not the color.

Teresa on

She looks fabulous – at any age

emh on

glad she didn’t pick the one with the Mr. T starter set.

postathread on

Saw a close up of that dress this morning on Kelly & Michael. It was exquisite. From the distance on TV (even HDTV), it didn’t do the detail justice. REALLY beautiful. Just MHO.

Amaryllis on

Loved Cate’s dress. Hated the two that PEOPLE picked.

jabba on

Not even the dresses! Shows three photos here and you think those are the three Cate was trying to choose from. BUT read the article and it says: “So we decided to guess the other two dresses the actress might have had in rotation.” OH, so two photos were just picked out by the writers and weren’t what Cate was looking at!! What is the point of showing two other dresses that don’t even matter, that Cate probably didn’t even like?? I hate the fool media and all the dumb fake stuff they pull.

Gretchen on

Cate looked gorgeous in that dress! Not everyone could look that great in it, but she looked amazing!

Jenny on

i literally gasped when i saw her. she’s always flawless, but this was incredible.

Amber on

She looked charmingly normal. It’s a great dress, although I do agree with the poster below me. It was kind of young for her.

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