Earlier, Cate was honored at the 2008 Santa Barbara Film Festival with the ‘Modern Master Tribute’ award. She looked absolutely stunning in a green dress. Loads of pictures from the even have been added to the gallery! Congratulations Cate!
Earlier today Cate and Andrew attended the 2007 Sydney Theatre Awards. Cate, in a cute little black dress looks absolutely gorgeous! Her bump is really starting to show now and its adorable! She is most definitely glowing, I can’t wait to see what gowns she will choose in the upcoming award season.
Blanchett was nominated as leading actress for her role in Elizabeth: The Golden Age and as best supporting actress for her role in the Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There, for which she picked up a Golden Globe earlier this week.
The BAFTAs are normally overshadowed by the Oscars and Golden Globes – but this year the awards could shape up to be the film industry’s main event because of the ongoing US screenwriters’ strike.
The industrial action forced the cancellation of the Globes’ traditional red-carpet extravaganza on Monday and also threatens this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, scheduled for February 24.
Film stars are reportedly vying to present the BAFTA awards in London next month, which is likely to attract a healthier list of A-list stars than in previous years.
Blanchett will be up against British actress Keira Knightley in the leading actress category.
Knightley was nominated for her role in romantic drama Atonement, which took the lion’s share of BAFTA nominations last night, with 14 nominations, including best film and best British film.
Director Joe Wright was nominated for best director for the film – an adaptation of Ian McEwan’s award-winning novel about life and love in World War II – which won best picture at the US Golden Globes on Monday.
Joel and Ethan Coen’s bleak No Country for Old Men and Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as a ruthless oil baron, each received nine nominations.
Hollywood star Cate Blanchett was in Brisbane today – not to promote a movie, but to encourage Queenslanders to become aware of the issues around climate change.
Blanchett visited the drought-ravaged Lake Samsonvale, north of Brisbane.
There she launched the Australian Conservation Foundation’s new online campaign, whoonearthcares.com.
She says the campaign is about bringing people from all over the country together to work on climate change solutions.
“I think that the majority of Australians are beginning to realise that we can’t hope to address the very real issues of water shortages and drought unless we significantly reduce Australia’s spiralling greenhouse emissions,” she said.
“Climate change is an issue that affects each and every one of us, and therefore it’s up to each and every one of us to act responsibly and do something about it.[source]