Australian actress Cate Blanchett will receive the first International Goya on February 12 in Valencia (east), a new recognition from the Spanish Film Academy for “personalities who contribute to cinema as an art that unites cultures and viewers from all over the world”.
This award will be given to Blanchett, who will soon be reporting to Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, for “being an extraordinary figure in world cinema” and “an actress who has played unforgettable characters who are already part of our memory and our Present”.
Winner of two Oscars, for Best Leading Actress for blue jasmine for Woody Allen and best supporting actress for The Aviator by Martin Scorsese, in addition to three Golden Globes, three BAFTAs and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, he is one of the most sought-after talents in the industry and respected and loved by film lovers around the world.
It is currently embarked on the pre-production of the series Disclaimerdirected by Alfonso Cuarón for Apple+, in which she will star and for which she will executive produce, and has just finished filming ARTby Todd Field -who also produces and stars in it– and Guillermo del Toro’s version of Pinocchiofor Netflix.
Recently released and on billboards it currently has Nightmare Alleyalso by Del Toro, and the tape Dont´Look Upby Adam McKay, which can be seen on Netflix.
It was recently confirmed that Blanchett will be the lead in Manual for cleaning women, the first feature film in English by Pedro Almodóvar, which will adapt the book of the same name by Lucia Berlin, a production of El Deseo and Dirty Films, a company of which Blanchett is the founder and director together with Andrew Upton.
The actress became known internationally for her role as Queen Elizabeth I of England in Elizabeth (1998) for which he received a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and his first Oscar nomination.
She is one of the few actresses to have won all four major film awards: two Oscars, three Golden Globes, three BAFTAs, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She will join them with the honorary César from the French Film Academy that she will receive on February 25 and this first International Goya.
She has been the queen of the elves in the trilogy The Lord of the RingsKatherine Hepburn in The Aviator and Bob Dylan in I’m Not There (2007) by Todd Haynes, with whom he also shot carol (2015).
He can boast of having worked with many of the most important directors of recent years, from Woody Allen to Alejandro González Iñárritu in “Babel” (2006), David Fincher in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Ridley Scott in Robin Hood (2010), Jim Jarmusch in Coffee and cigarrettes (2003), Wes Anderson in Life Aquatics (2004) or Richard Linklater in Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2019).
An actress, producer and artistic director with Upton of the Sydney Theater Company between 2008 and 2014, Blanchett is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN refugee agency and a member of the Australian Conservation Foundation.
In this humanistic facet, he has also demonstrated his commitment to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy and has received the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos for his work for UNHCR.
In 2012, Blanchett was invested with a Knighthood of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. She has presided over the Festival de Cannes (2018) and Venice (2020) and has received Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney and Macquarie University, among other recognitions. (AND)