Cate Blanchett received her 12th Golden Globe nomination today for her tour de force performance in TÁR. She previously won Best Actress for Blue Jasmine and Elizabeth, Best Supporting Actress for I’m Not There. Her last nomination is for Best Actress – Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture for Mrs. America which is her first nomination in the TV category. Her last nomination in the film category is for Where’d You Go Bernadette, Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy.
TÁR also received nomination in Best Motion Picture – Drama category while Todd Field is nominated for Best Screenplay.
Cate also received nominations from Chicago Film Critics Association and Phoenix Critics Circle while she wins at Washington DC Film Critics Association Awards and runner-up at Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards.
2022 WAFCA AWARD WINNER:
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- Chicago Film Critics Association – Best Actress, Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Editing
- Phoenix Critics Circle – Best Actress, Best Picture, Director, Screenplay
TÁR topped Indiewire Critics Poll
With 165 critics and journalists voting on the best films and performances in this year’s survey, Todd Field’s “TÁR” stormed the #1 spot in several categories with the urgency of a mad conductor knocking a rival off her podium.
The movie topped the categories of Best Film, Best Director, Best Performance, and Best Screenplay. It appeared on over 45% of all ballots, with 26 first-place rankings for Best Film. It also placed at No. 2 on IndieWire’s own staff list of The Best Movies of 2022.
3. “The Banshees of Inisherin”
4. “Everything Everywhere All At Once”
5. “The Fabelmans”
6. “Decision to Leave”
9. “Top Gun: Maverick”
10. “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed”
1. Cate Blanchett, “TÁR”
2. Colin Farrell, “The Banshees of Inisherin”
3. Michelle Yeoh, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
4. Danielle Deadwyler, “Till”
5. Park Ji-Min, “Return to Seoul”
6. Brendan Fraser, “The Whale”
7. Tilda Swinton, “The Eternal Daughter”
8. Paul Mescal, “Aftersun”
9. Mia Goth, “Pearl”
10. TIE: Guslagie Malanda, “Saint Omer,”; Austin Butler, “Elvis”; Léa Seydoux, “One Fine Morning”
Cate Blanchett Pen Tributes to Hildur Gudnadóttir
It’s been a big year for Hildur Gudnadóttir: She undertook multiple live engagements as a cellist, created a lavish emotional score for the heartbreaking Women Talking and threw herself into the shape-shifting reinventions of what scoring a film even means for Todd Field’s riveting Tár. This particular and intense collaboration grew further, resulting in a subsequent concept album drawn from the film itself, which rocketed to No. 1 on the classical music charts.
The indefatigable Hildur is a rock star, a sprite and one of the most gifted and humble collaborators with whom I have ever had the good fortune to be in the same room. The emotional focus and intensity of her distinctive music is constantly overturned by her infectious quicksilver laugh and easy lightness of touch, coupled with her uncanny ability to hear and express the unsayable.
And like all great artists, she is constantly sidestepping the expected. After her undeniable, inherently masculine, Oscar-winning score for The Joker, she dived deep into two very female-centered narratives, embracing each distinct directorial vision, creating two wildly different scores. Delicacy is perhaps the most difficult quality to achieve when scoring for any story riven with so many layers of conflict. And Tár is just such a story.
Like every cinematic element in Todd Field’s surprising film, Hildur’s composition for Tár has done something radical, magical and profoundly humble. She has hit a frequency that is subliminal, almost imperceptible at first — a distant rumble of sorts — that vibrates and thrums at the tectonic core of the characters and their dilemmas. Such strength in delicacy and inventive elegance makes Hildur not only a great composer, but a great creative force with whom to engage.