Cate Blanchett to receive Santa Barbara Film Fest’ Outstanding Performer of the Year Award

Hi, Cate Blanchett fans!

Cate is receiving another award for her performance as Lydia Tár. Santa Barbara Film Festival is honoring her with Outstanding Performer of the Year Award for the second time — she is the first two-time recipient of the award.

Cate has already won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress from Venice Film Festival, and was honored with Silver Medallion by Telluride Film Festival last September.

Cate Blanchett, the revered Australian actress who has two Oscars to her name, has been tapped by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival to receive its Outstanding Performer of the Year Award in recognition of her critically acclaimed portrayal of a symphony orchestra conductor in Todd Field‘s film Tár.

Blanchett will be presented with the honor following a career-retrospective conversation — moderated by yours truly — at Santa Barbara’s historic Arlington Theatre on the evening of Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, as part of the fest’s 38th edition, which will run from Feb. 8-13.

The 53-year-old will become the first person to receive SBIFF’s Outstanding Performer of the Year Award twice, having previously been presented it in 2014 in recognition of her performance in 2013’s Blue Jasmine. In 2008, the year after her performances in both Elizabeth: The Golden Age and I’m Not There, she was feted with the fest’s Modern Master Award.

SBIFF executive director Roger Durling said in a statement, “Cate Blanchett is an artist who has nothing left to prove; she is one of the most brilliant actresses ever – yet she keeps challenging herself and proving over and over again that she’s the most outstanding performer!”

Source: THR