Cate Blanchett at Goya Awards 2022 – Photos & Videos; and New Podcast
Posted on
Feb 13, 2022

Cate Blanchett at Goya Awards 2022 – Photos & Videos; and New Podcast

Hola, Cate Blanchett fans! What a weekend we have!

The new episode, with Cate, of Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso has been released. You can listen below. Cate has been presented with the inaugural International Goya Award last night in Valencia, Spain. Pedro Almodóvar and Penélope Cruz presented the award. Check out the photos and videos from yesterday.

A Tea with Cate Blanchett

Goya Awards Ceremony

36th Goya Awards – Stage – February 12th 2022

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Photocall and Press Conference

Photocall

 Press Con

The text below is google translated but the source is linked at the end of this post.

Cate Blanchett, “speechless” for receiving the first International Goya

With a sweet “Hello!”, the actress Cate Blanchett has conquered the press that was waiting for her in the hall of the Palau de les Arts de València. Many of them welcomed her to the city that hosts, for the first time, the Goya ceremony.

She, on the other hand, “does not need introductions”, as Mariano Barroso, director of the Film Academy, has pointed out, who has accompanied her in the pose before the incessant shooting of the photographers. Then she, alone, elegantly, she has smiled at everyone dressed in a pink suit jacket and sneakers, before explaining that “I was speechless when they called me to tell me that they gave me the award.”

Cate Blanchett: “The Academy Award means that what I do has reached a different culture and audience”

It had raised maximum expectation and did not disappoint. Cate Blanchett starred this Saturday in a massive meeting with the media a few hours before receiving at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia the International Goya Award created this year by the Film Academy to “recognize personalities who contribute to cinema as an art that unites cultures and viewers of all the world”. In her case, she is also awarded for being “an actress who has played unforgettable characters that are already part of our memory and our present.” The Australian actress and producer was satisfied and excited, and she thanked the Film Academy for this recognition, which represents support for her career. “I come from Australia, where we have a small but quite powerful film industry, and being in Valencia receiving an award from the Spanish Academy means a lot to me,

In a room packed with journalists, cameras and photographers, the president of the Film Academy, Mariano Barroso , opened the event by welcoming Cate Blanchett, who was very grateful for the award. “When they called me to tell me that they were going to give me the International Goya, I was speechless, because Spanish cinema has had a fundamental influence on me, not only because of the work of Almodóvar and Amenábar, but also because of all cinema spoken in Spanish” he explained.

Winner of two Oscars, for Best Leading Actress for Woody Allen ‘s Blue Jasmine , and Best Supporting Actress for Martin Scorsese ‘s The Aviator. .In addition to three Golden Globes, three BAFTAs and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, Blanchett is one of the greatest talents in world cinema today. Some awards that represent recognition of his professional career. “I am old enough to say that I have a career, and I hope that it will continue to advance and take me in multiple directions. The creative path is full of deviations, it is not a straight line. If one decides to make applause the objective of the experience and ignore what work is, one is making a mistake. When you make a movie, a play, a book, how the audience is going to receive it is completely out of your control.”

Project with Almodovar

The actor spoke with enthusiasm about her upcoming projects, among which is Manual for cleaning women , by Pedro Almodóvar, an adaptation of the book by Lucía Berlín produced by El Deseo and Dirty Films, a company of which she is the founder and director together with Andrew Upton(with whom he chaired and artistically directed the Sydney Theater Company from 2008 to 2014. He had words of praise and admiration for the director from La Mancha. “I have known him for 20 years and we have been talking about working together for a long time. Now we have found a project that excites us both. There was another that did not materialize because it was not the right time, but now it is, “he revealed, adding that making this adaptation “means working with a person and a film culture that I love. It has always interested me and allows me to enter Pedro’s universe”.

This will be Almodóvar’s first film in English. “The key to working with him is that he is an excellent writer, an artist. All his cinema, everything he has created has a brutal influence. The script that he has proposed to me is unique, I had not seen something like it. Lucia Berlin’s stories can be represented cinematographically in very different ways, but Pedro’s point of view makes us go further, that we delve into concepts that have to do with addiction at different levels. We are going to talk about addictive relationships, but also about substance addiction, ”she recounted enthusiastically.

In addition, Blanchett currently has Nightmare Alley by Guillermo del Toro which she said “generates a great story behind each character that helps you a lot.”

Academies and festivals

Blanchett highlighted the important role of film academies and festivals today. “They have much more than nominees, red carpet and awards. There is work to support the industry and they are mentors in a process that has to look at the present and the future without fear. We find social movements such as Black Lives Matter or MeToo that must be understood and included. That inclusivity has to be adapted at all levels. If an academy does not understand these concepts and does not look to the future, it ends up being irrelevant, ”she said bluntly.

She also referenced the damage the pandemic has done to culture. “We have all missed going to a movie theater and all these types of cultural events that allow us to share experiences with complete strangers. We have missed it in the cinema, but in the theater even more”, she assured, although she acknowledged that the cinema was already “in danger” before the virus spread. “I had the hope, which I still do, that once we go out on the street we would really want to meet and we would do it in a movie theater. I don’t lose it.” But “we must be aware of what has happened: for 18 months we have been consuming on platforms,” she said, after considering that “the works should be seen as they have been planned. When we talk about creativity we talk about great ideas. The size of the screens doesn’t matter if the ideas are big”. The Australian actress and producer is currently involved in the pre-production of the series Disclaimer, directed by Alfonso Cuarón for AppleTV+, in which she will star and executive produce, and has just wrapped filming on Todd Field ‘s TAR , which she also produces and stars in, and Guillermo del Toro’s version of Pinocchio , for Netflix.

Arrival and red carpet

Source: La Vanguardia, Premios Goya

36th Goya Awards Press Conference + Photocall Photos
Posted on
Feb 12, 2022

36th Goya Awards Press Conference + Photocall Photos

Hi, everyone!

While we are waiting for Cate to receive the award from Premios Goya, here are some photos from press conference. There has been additional photos on the photocall folder too. Enjoy!

36th Goya Awards – Press Conference – February 12th 2022

36th Goya Awards – Photocall – February 12th 2022

First Look at Cate Blanchett at 36th Goya Awards Photocall
Posted on
Feb 12, 2022

First Look at Cate Blanchett at 36th Goya Awards Photocall

Great day, everyone!

Cate has graced Valencia, Spain with her presence. She did a press conference local time and posed for photos during photocall. Here’s our first look. We will be updating the gallery for more photos. You can watch the press conference below.

36th Goya Awards – Photocall – February 12th 2022

Press Conference

Photocall

Cate Blanchett at Goya Awards 2022
Posted on
Feb 11, 2022

Cate Blanchett at Goya Awards 2022

Hi, everyone!

As you all know Cate will be receiving the first International Goya Award tomorrow, February 12th, in Valencia, Spain — in the morning there will be a press conference with Cate. Check the details below.

Press Conference — 11:45AM Spain (CET); 5:45AM (ET)
Red Carpet — 7:30PM (CET); 1:30PM (ET)
Ceremony — 10PM (CET); 4PM (ET) 

Press Conference

The brightest of the stars – with the permission, perhaps, of Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz – who will step on the Les Arts carpet tonight will be the Australian actress Cate Blanchett, who will receive the first International Goya awarded by the Academy in Valencia. During the morning she will be able to see the place where the gala will be held since she will hold a meeting with the media.

At the end of the press conference, Blanchett may want to attend one of the events organized by the Valencia City Council prior to the gala. “We already have the Goya gala here and we wanted it to be an open celebration in the city, a social celebration,” Deputy Mayor Sandra Gómez proclaimed yesterday. The socialist spokeswoman, by the way, will act as the highest municipal representative since the mayor Joan Ribó continues to be isolated in his house due to the coronavirus.

 

 

Red Carpet

Ceremony

At 10PM (CET), the gala begins live on La 1, TVE Internacional, RNE and RTVE.es. from the Palau de Les Arts in Valencia, a television show with musical performances, humor, and which will be a tribute to Luis García Berlanga. The ceremony is broadcast in sign language and the photocall of the winners can also be followed with the first reactions.

Click HERE for ceremony.

Source: Levante, RTVE

Cate Blanchett is to receive the first International Goya Award
Posted on
Feb 4, 2022

Cate Blanchett is to receive the first International Goya Award

Hello, blanchetters!

Cate will be honored with the first International Goya Awards from the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain. The ceremony is on February 12th and will be broadcasted by Televisión Española (TVE). According to EL PAÍS, she “will go to collect the award at the gala on February 12 in Valencia”.

Cate Blanchett will receive the first International Goya

The Academy has created this new recognition for “personalities who contribute to cinema as an art that unites cultures and viewers around the world.”

The first International Goya will be awarded to Cate Blanchett for “being an extraordinary figure in world cinema” and “an actress who has played unforgettable characters that are already part of our memory and our present.”

Cate Blanchett will receive the International Goya Award, an award created by the Film Academy to “recognize personalities who contribute to cinema as an art that unites cultures and viewers from around the world.” Instituted for world cinema figures, in its first edition it has gone to the Australian performer and producer for being “an actress who has played unforgettable characters who are already part of our memory and our present.”

Blanchett is a professional recognized throughout the world: actress, producer, artistic director and humanist. She is a goodwill ambassador for the UN refugee agency, as well as a member of the Australian Conservation Foundation. He is also a figure committed to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy and has received the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos for his work for UNHCR. In 2012, Blanchett was invested as a Knight of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. He has presided over the Cannes Festival (2018) and Venice (2020). He has received Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney and Macquarie University, as well as being a Companion of the Order of Australia for his continued commitment to nature and social equality.

Currently, the actress is embarking on the pre-production of the series Disclaimer , directed by Alfonso Cuarón for Apple Plus, in which she will star and of which she will be the executive producer. She has just finished filming TAR , by Todd Field –which she also produces and stars in– and Guillermo del Toro ‘s version of Pinocchio , for Netflix. She currently has The Alley of Lost Souls , also from Del Toro (Searchlights Pictures), in addition to the film Don’t Look Up , by Adam McKay , which can be seen on Netflix.

She will be the protagonist of Manual for cleaning women , by Pedro Almodóvar , an adaptation of Lucia Berlin ‘s book produced by the actress’s company, El Deseo and Dirty Films, a company of which she is the founder and director together with Andrew Upton (with who chaired and artistically directed the Sydney Theater Company from 2008 to 2014).

With two Oscars – for Best Leading Actress for Blue Jasmine , by Woody Allen, and for Best Supporting Actress for The Aviator , by Martin Scorsese–; three Golden Globes; three BAFTAs; and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, the actress is one of the most sought-after talents in the industry and respected and loved by movie lovers around the world.

Blanchett, who as an unknown played Queen Elizabeth , a role that brought her her first Golden Globe and made her internationally known, has been the queen of the elves in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Bob Dylan in I’m Not There . Carol ‘s leading lady  participated in the fourth installment of Indiana Jones and has worked with Anthony Minghella ( The Talented Mr. Ripley ), Sally Potter ( Furtive Lives ), Steven Soderbergh ( The Good German ), Jim Jarmusch ( Coffee and Cigarrettes ),Wes Anderson ( Life Aquatic ), Ridley Scott ( Robin Hood ) and Richard Linklater ( Where Are You Bernadette ), among many other filmmakers.

Source: Goya, EL PAÍS