Cate Blanchett wins her fourth BAFTA Award — for the film TÁR . She previously won for her performance in Elizabeth, The Aviator, and Blue Jasmine. During the night, she also presented costume designer, Sandy Powell, with the BAFTA Fellowship Lifetime Achievement Award.
Cate with the UN Refugee Agency asked for the support of this year’s BAFTA nominees to wear the blue ribbon with #WithRefugees to raise awareness and show solidarity to the refugees.
Cate Blanchett was among a group of stars and United Nations Goodwill Ambassadors making a statement at the 2023 BAFTA Awards.
On Saturday, the United Nations Refugee Agency announced that its Goodwill Ambassadors Blanchett, British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, former Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini and more would wear a blue ribbon to Sunday’s awards ceremony “in solidarity with and support for refugees and displaced people around the world.”
“Artists have been invited to wear the #WithRefugees ribbon as an emblem of compassion and solidarity for those who have been forced to flee their homes because of war, conflict and persecution,” a statement from the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees reads, noting there are “now over 103 million forcibly displaced people around the world.”
Blanchett, 53, added her praise to these works, stating: “What I love about film is the way it draws us into compelling human themes to uncover the connective tissue that binds us all.”
“Whenever I have met refugees — in places such as Lebanon, Jordan or Bangladesh, here in the U.K., or back home in Australia — what has struck me has not been their “otherness” but how many things we share in common,” she added.
? The stars were shining blue tonight!
Thank you to our Goodwill Ambassadors Cate Blanchett, @YusraMardini, and @GuguMbathaRaw for wearing a UNHCR blue ribbon at the #BAFTAs. Your support for refugees everywhere means the world. pic.twitter.com/t7KThVixXD
— UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) February 19, 2023
Cate Blanchett, Michelle Yeoh and @jamieleecurtis were among the stars wearing a blue ribbon at the #BAFTAs to show their solidarity and support for refugees and displaced people around the world pic.twitter.com/EYztpg7nls
— PA Entertainment (@PAshowbiz) February 19, 2023
Cate Blanchett Sustainable Pearl Necklace at the BAFTAs
Award season’s most coveted Cate Blanchett is on a sustainability mission and she’s taken it to the BAFTAs red carpet with herself.
The “Tár” actor picked up the Best Actress award at Sunday’s ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London in a custom Maison Margiela black silk and velvet gown by John Galliano with a special necklace that she designed with Francesca Amfitheatrof, artistic director of watches and jewelry at Louis Vuitton.
“Seeking out and using and reusing sustainable materials is very important to me, and Francesca and I both know the beauty that can come from engaging in this space. So in conversation, we decided to create a moment to showcase not only her incredible artistry and ingenuity but the craftsmanship at Louis Vuitton,” Blanchett told WWD about the four string pearl necklace that sits with a 23.78 carat Nigerian tourmaline that’s connected to hand-threaded rows of metallic Tahitian pearls.
“We seized the moment to create something exquisite together. The tourmaline stone was recovered and repurposed from a previous necklace design, as were the pearls. Rewearing, repurposing, and a collective approach toward more sustainable options are integral to the evolution and sustainability of the fashion industry,” added Blanchett.
The necklace was created in Vuitton’s Place Vendome high jewelry atelier, featuring 188 Tahitian pearls in total which were repurposed from existing Louis Vuitton necklaces.
BAFTA Red Carpet
— TÁR (@tarmovie) February 19, 2023
— BAFTA (@BAFTA) February 19, 2023
Press Room Interview
Cate’s glam team:
Make-up by Mary Greenwell using Armani Beauty products
Hair by Nicola Clarke using Virtue Labs products
Styled by Elizabeth Stewart. Cate re-wore the Maison Margiela she first work at 2015 Oscars when she presented. She is wearing a re-purposed Louis Vuitton necklace.