Cate Blanchett appointed Companion of the Order of Australia

Good evening! Cate Blanchett received no award yesterday for The Present, but a new accolade was just around the corner. The Queen’s Birthday Honour are awarded every year in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday in the Commonwealth Realms, and Cate has been nominated Companion of the Order of Australia. You can read the official press statement below. Rejoice and (donate)!

CATHERINE ELISE BLANCHETT NSW AC
For eminent service to the performing arts as an international stage and screen actor, through seminal contributions as director of artistic organisations, as a role model for women and young performers, and as a supporter of humanitarian and environmental causes.

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