Cate Blanchett is to receive the first International Goya Award

Hello, blanchetters!

Cate will be honored with the first International Goya Awards from the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain. The ceremony is on February 12th and will be broadcasted by Televisión Española (TVE). According to EL PAÍS, she “will go to collect the award at the gala on February 12 in Valencia”.

Cate Blanchett will receive the first International Goya

The Academy has created this new recognition for “personalities who contribute to cinema as an art that unites cultures and viewers around the world.”

The first International Goya will be awarded to Cate Blanchett for “being an extraordinary figure in world cinema” and “an actress who has played unforgettable characters that are already part of our memory and our present.”

Cate Blanchett will receive the International Goya Award, an award created by the Film Academy to “recognize personalities who contribute to cinema as an art that unites cultures and viewers from around the world.” Instituted for world cinema figures, in its first edition it has gone to the Australian performer and producer for being “an actress who has played unforgettable characters who are already part of our memory and our present.”

Blanchett is a professional recognized throughout the world: actress, producer, artistic director and humanist. She is a goodwill ambassador for the UN refugee agency, as well as a member of the Australian Conservation Foundation. He is also a figure committed 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 as a Knight of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. He has presided over the Cannes Festival (2018) and Venice (2020). He has received Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney and Macquarie University, as well as being a Companion of the Order of Australia for his continued commitment to nature and social equality.

Currently, the actress is embarking on the pre-production of the series Disclaimer , directed by Alfonso Cuarón for Apple Plus, in which she will star and of which she will be the executive producer. She has just finished filming TAR , by Todd Field –which she also produces and stars in– and Guillermo del Toro ‘s version of Pinocchio , for Netflix. She currently has The Alley of Lost Souls , also from Del Toro (Searchlights Pictures), in addition to the film Don’t Look Up , by Adam McKay , which can be seen on Netflix.

She will be the protagonist of Manual for cleaning women , by Pedro Almodóvar , an adaptation of Lucia Berlin ‘s book produced by the actress’s company, El Deseo and Dirty Films, a company of which she is the founder and director together with Andrew Upton (with who chaired and artistically directed the Sydney Theater Company from 2008 to 2014).

With two Oscars – for Best Leading Actress for Blue Jasmine , by Woody Allen, and for Best Supporting Actress for The Aviator , by Martin Scorsese–; three Golden Globes; three BAFTAs; and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, the actress is one of the most sought-after talents in the industry and respected and loved by movie lovers around the world.

Blanchett, who as an unknown played Queen Elizabeth , a role that brought her her first Golden Globe and made her internationally known, has been the queen of the elves in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Bob Dylan in I’m Not There . Carol ‘s leading lady  participated in the fourth installment of Indiana Jones and has worked with Anthony Minghella ( The Talented Mr. Ripley ), Sally Potter ( Furtive Lives ), Steven Soderbergh ( The Good German ), Jim Jarmusch ( Coffee and Cigarrettes ),Wes Anderson ( Life Aquatic ), Ridley Scott ( Robin Hood ) and Richard Linklater ( Where Are You Bernadette ), among many other filmmakers.

Source: Goya, EL PAÍS