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Cate Blanchett to Receive British Film Institute Fellowship

Cate Blanchett is to receive the British Film Institute’s highest honor, the BFI Fellowship, at the BFI London Film Festival’s awards ceremony on Oct. 17 at London’s Banqueting House.

“Truth,” starring Blanchett and Robert Redford, will have its U.K. premiere on the same night. Based on the book “Truth and Duty” by Mary Mapes, the film tells the story of Mapes, a CBS News journalist and Dan Rather’s “60 Minutes” producer, and the risks she took to expose a story about President George W. Bush.

Greg Dyke, chairman of the BFI, said: “Cate Blanchett is a compelling and brave actress whose mesmerizing screen presence has captivated audiences since her earliest roles. We are absolutely delighted to honor her extraordinary talents with a BFI Fellowship at this year’s LFF awards.”

The Fellowship is awarded to individuals in recognition of their “outstanding contribution to film or television.” The BFI described her as a “fearless and subtle actress,” adding, “She has the rare gift of seeming utterly to inhabit the characters she plays and has an amazing ability to convey complex layers of emotion to stunning effect.”

Blanchett also appears at the festival in Todd Haynes’ “Carol,” which is the American Express Gala screening on Oct. 14. She plays an alluring woman trapped in a loveless marriage who falls for a young woman, played by Rooney Mara, working as a department store clerk in 1950s Manhattan. Blanchett won a Golden Globe for her performance in Haynes’ “I’m Not There,” in which she plays an incarnation of Bob Dylan.

Previous BFI Fellowships at the same LFF ceremony have been presented to Stephen Frears in 2014, the late Christopher Lee in 2013, Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter in 2012, and Ralph Fiennes in 2011. In the past year, Al Pacino and Mel Brooks were also awarded BFI Fellowships.

Via Variety

Happy Birthday Cate Blanchett & Birthday Video Project

Happy Birthday Cate Blanchett & Birthday Video Project

We at Cate Blanchett Fan wish Cate a very Happy Birthday!

Here’s the video from Birthday Project. It looks awesome!

Cate Blanchett and Husband Andrew Upton Adopt a baby girl!

You all know I don’t usually go for personal news, but this is just so great! Congratulations to Cate and Andrew.

Report from ABC News:

Acclaimed actress and “Cinderella” star Cate Blanchett just adopted a little girl, ABC News has confirmed.

Edith Vivian Patricia Upton is the fourth child for the Oscar winner, who is already mom to Ignatius Martin, 6, Roman Robert, 10, and Dashiell John, 13, with her husband, whom she married in 1997.

“The Upton family (Cate Blanchett and [husband] Andrew Upton) have adopted a baby girl,” her rep told ABC News.

Blanchett, a two-time Oscar winner, ironically stars in “Cinderella” as the wicked stepmother. She recently told “Good Morning America” that she wasn’t initially attracted to the role.

“When I was approached to be in this, I said, ‘It wasn’t a fairy tale that I actually gravitated towards,'” she said. “Because I found the central female character really passive.”

Blanchett, 45, eventually singed on and say playing a villain was “fantastic.”

Cinderella – New promotional interviews

Four new press junket interviews with Cate Blanchett!

Sunrise Australia

And a very sweet interview from the Cinderella Los Angeles premiere.

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Cate Blanchett Birthday Project

Eden on Tumblr has come up with a Birthday Project for Cate, here are the details:

On May 14, Cate will celebrate her 46th birthday. In order to celebrate her birthday, we (the fans) are creating a video clip for her, which will, later send to her. If you want to take part in this video, please keep reading.

Our video includes US. We need you to film yourselves doing the following things:

  • Say your name, your age and your country.
  • Bless Cate “happy birthday” in your native language.
  • Describe Cate in one word.
  • Mention your favorite Cate film.

Moreover, on the past years Cate had a lot of funny moments which were kept in our minds, we want to remake them. You can remake one / more funny moments from the following list: (film yourself remake them)

  • The stepmother’s laugh.
  • Losing a shoe while walking.
  • Cate’s funny face in Berlinale (link)
  • Jay Leno’s sitting
  • “And don”t you fucking forget it” (link around at 3:23)
  • “Okie Dokie Smokey”

And finally, we want you to say one thing you want Cate to know: How she influenced you / why do you love her.

Please send all videos to the following adress: UNTIL APRIL 10TH. You can upload the videos by google drive, dropbox, youtube or on any other way you want. For questions you can ask me here on Tumblr / Twitter / Email.
Participaying in the project: Cate Blanchett Daily, QueenCate, Cate Blanchett Fan, Lisa, Nelly, Ana and Stupiedpooface.

Please reblog this post so more people will be aware to out project


  • Who can participate the project? – Everyone who wants to.
  • If I don’t want to do al things, can I just wish her happy birthday? – Sure, but we hope a lot of people will take part in everything.
  • If I don’t want to speak, Can I take a pic of me with a “Happy birthday” poster? – Yes.
  • Can you guarantee Cate will see the video? – sadly not, but we will try our best to make this work.

Please check the tumblr post and send your videos there and reblog and promote the idea! It’s going to be great!

Gallery Updates: Outtakes and New Photoshoots

One of our biggest update so far! Click on the icons for the outtakes and check the links for the albums. Enjoy!

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