Cate Blanchett at César and SAG 2022
Posted on
Feb 24, 2022

Cate Blanchett at César and SAG 2022

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Tomorrow, Cate will receive the honorary César Award from the French Film Academy. The award will be presented by the French screen icon, Isabelle Huppert, at a ceremony in Paris. Red carpet will stream on Académie des César official Facebook page and according to Le Journal des Femmes, the ceremony will be broadcasted unencrypted. THR is also reporting that Cate will also be present at this year’s SAG Awards on February 27th.

The 47th César Award ceremony, which will take place in Paris, at the Olympia, like the previous one, on February 25th 2022 will be broadcast live and unencrypted on Canal+.

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Screen Actors Guild Awards Presenters

Cast members from the five nominated film ensembles will introduce clips from their respective movies at the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards, it was announced Wednesday.

The actors representing their nominated features will be Caitri?ona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Jude Hill and Ciara?n Hinds from Focus Features’ Belfast; Daniel Durant, Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur and Marlee Matlin from Apple TV+’s CODA; Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tyler Perry from Netflix’s Don’t Look Up; Lady Gaga and Jared Leto from MGM/UA’s House of Gucci; and Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton and Will Smith from Warner Bros.’ King Richard.

Don’t Look Up‘s Blanchett also earned a supporting nom for her role in Fox Searchlight’s Nightmare Alley.

Source: Le Journal des Femmes, THR

Cate Blanchett on W Magazine cover; and Nominations for Nightmare Alley and Don’t Look Up Performance
Posted on
Jan 13, 2022

Cate Blanchett on W Magazine cover; and Nominations for Nightmare Alley and Don’t Look Up Performance

Great day, Blanchetters!

Cate is on one of the covers of W Magazine’s Best Performances this year. She has also received her 16th and 17th nomination from SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards for both Nightmare Alley and Don’t Look Up. BAFTA released their longlist which includes Cate’s performance in Don’t Look Up in the supporting role category. We also added a behind the scene photo, still, and some scans from Nightmare Alley on our gallery. Check them below!

Critics Choice FYC

Behind the scene and still from Nightmare Alley

The Hollywood Reporter – January 12th 2022 (Beware of spoilers!)

Cate Blanchett Keeps on the Sunny Side

The plot of Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley could be boiled down to a game of cat and mouse. Cate Blanchett’s Lilith is hell-bent on exposing Bradley Cooper’s Stan as a quack, and she sure doesn’t mind taking the purported mentalist’s girlfriend, played by Rooney Mara, down with him. (Suffice to say, this is not the Carol reunion we envisioned.) For W’s annual Best Performances issue, Blanchett shares how starring in the film brightened her pandemic experience—along with a bit of gardening on the side.

Production on Nightmare Alley was stopped for six months during lockdown.

Yes—and that was fine. I love the project. I saw Tod Browning’s Freaks at an impressionable age, and it was so full of humanity. I’ve always been fascinated by the circus or carnival world. I saw the original [1947] Nightmare Alley with Tyrone Power, and I loved that in the film, everything was a game. [In this version], I play the traditional femme fatale—I draw men to their doom. But I saw my character, Lilith, as a beacon of truth in a perverted way. Someone who was able to excavate the truth from a person who did not want the truth revealed.

The film is set in the world of fortune-telling and “carny” workers. Have you ever had your fortune told?

Years ago, I played a psychic in a Sam Raimi film called The Gift. I’d never even had a reading, so I thought I should. She said some very strange things that didn’t make sense at the time, including that I would have four children. Much of what she said came to pass—and here I am with four children! Part of me wanted to rush back and see her again, and part of me never wanted to see her again. [Laughs]

What were your Covid activities during the film’s six-month break?

I gardened for England! Couldn’t stop planting! We had a derelict greenhouse on our property that we brought back to life. I practiced the piano. And I also watched every episode of The Sopranos, which I had never seen. I can’t look at a screen now—I have PTSD about watching anything at home. I want to be out: in a cinema, a concert hall, a theater, experiencing something with strangers. I miss that communal bond.

Do you think Nightmare Alley has a larger message?

Yes. The more one tries to conceal one’s true nature, the more those tendencies will have an impact on your life. It’s one thing to lie—it’s another thing to believe your lies. (And my character reveals the truth.)

2022 EE British Academy Film Awards Longlist

Supporting Actress

15 performances will progress to Round Two of voting, and six will be nominated. To determine this longlist, in Round One the acting chapter voted; the top 12 were automatically longlisted. The remaining three places have been voted on by the Longlisting jury, who have considered the next 10 placed performances from the chapter vote. Round Two is voted on by a jury who will vote for the six nominations. In Round Three, the general voting membership will select the winner in this category. 202 performances were submitted for consideration.

Caitríona Balfe Belfast
Cate Blanchett Don’t Look Up
Jessie Buckley The Lost Daughter
Ana de Armas No Time To Die
Ariana DeBose West Side Story
Ann Dowd Mass
Judi Dench Belfast
Kirsten Dunst The Power of the Dog
Aunjanue Ellis King Richard
Kathryn Hunter The Tragedy of Macbeth
Rita Moreno West Side Story
Ruth Negga Passing
Vinette Robinson Boiling Point
Meryl Streep Don’t Look Up
Anya Taylor-Joy Last Night in Soho

SAG Nomination

Cate has been nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Nightmare Alley) and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in Motion Picture (Don’t Look Up). She is now the most nominated actor in the ensemble category with 7 nominations and 1 win — Lord of the Rings Trilogy (won for Return of the King), The Aviator, Babel, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and the latest is Don’t Look Up.

After going virtual last year amid the pandemic, the SAG Awards are returning to an in-person event, though this year’s ceremony will be held in the spacious Santa Monica Barker Hangar and follow COVID safety protocols. The show will simulcast live on Feb. 27 on TNT and TBS on at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

Meryl Streep & Cate Blanchett Continue Record Streaks For SAG Award Film Nominations

Overall, including TV noms, Meryl Streep counts 19 SAG nominations in her career including noms from such TV series as Big Little Lies (ensemble drama) in 2020 and a 2004 win for female lead actor in a TV movie/miniseries for HBO’s Angels in America.

Cate Blanchett isn’t far behind, taking her SAG nom running total to second place among all feature performers from 14 to 16 today with a supporting female actor nomination for Searchlight’s Nightmare Alley and an ensemble feature cast nomination for Don’t Look Up. In total for her career, including SAG nom recognition from TV roles, Blanchett counts 17 SAG nominations, tying with Allison Janney’s overall count.

Blanchett won three times prior, for Film Best Female Lead Actor (2014 for Blue Jasmine), Supporting Female Actor (2005 for The Aviator) and Ensemble Feature cast (2004 for Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King).

Source: W Magazine, BAFTA, Variety, Deadline

Cate Blanchett at (Virtual) VES Awards, and Conversation with Riz Ahmed
Posted on
Apr 7, 2021

Cate Blanchett at (Virtual) VES Awards, and Conversation with Riz Ahmed

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Cate Blanchett presented the VES Lifetime Achievement Award to Peter Jackson and you can watch it below. Amazon Studios has released a video interview of Riz Ahmed with Cate as part of their FYC (For Your Consideration) campaign for Sound of Metal. Also, we have uploaded the screencaps from the conversation as well as Cate’s SAG appearance, and Morag Ross and Givenchy posted behind the scene photos of Cate for Screen Actors Guild Awards. Check them below.

Presenting VES Lifetime Achievement Award to Peter Jackson

Conversation with Riz Ahmed and Cate Blanchett

Click on the image to watch the video.

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SAG Awards behind the scenes

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Cate Blanchett attends virtual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Posted on
Apr 5, 2021

Cate Blanchett attends virtual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Hello, Blanchetters!

Cate has attended the virtual SAG Awards where she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series for her role in Mrs. America. Check the videos and photos below.

Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries

Cate Blanchett — Mrs. America
Michaela Coel — I May Destroy You
Nicole Kidman — The Undoing
WINNER: Anya Taylor-Joy — The Queen’s Gambit
Kerry Washington — Little Fires Everywhere

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Cate Blanchett scores another Screen Actors Guild Awards Nomination
Posted on
Feb 4, 2021

Cate Blanchett scores another Screen Actors Guild Awards Nomination

Hello, everyone!

Cate has scored another nomination for her role in Mrs. America, this time it’s from the Screen Actors Guild Awards. She previously won leading for Blue Jasmine (2014), supporting for The Aviator (2005), and ensemble for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2004).

 

20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Pictures Update
Posted on
Jan 19, 2014

20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Pictures Update

Hey everyone! Added lots more pictures from the The SAG Awards, including Arrivals, Stage + Show, Press Room and some beautiful Portraits. Thanks Ali, Claudia and Helen!

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