An honorary César for Cate Blanchett: An absolutely remarkable personality
Sylvie Claire / December 19, 2021
The Australian star, Cate Blanchett, Oscar winner twice, will receive on January 25, 2022 an honorary Caesar for her career and commitments, during the 47th Caesars Ceremony, announced Friday Canal + and the Academy of Caesars in a statement. The actress and producer will be awarded the honorary prize for her entire career and her "absolutely remarkable" personality, they wrote.
Aged 52, Cate Blanchett is a multi-faceted artist who works in film, television and theater, said the Academy of César. The actress will receive this award as she has just finished the production of the film TAR directed by Todd Field and she plays a psychoanalyst in the new film by Guillermo Del Toro Nightmare Alley which will be released in early 2022. In previous years, Cate Blanchett has notably won two Oscars, the first in 2005 for her role in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, and the second in 2014 for her performance in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.
The award is also due to his commitment outside the stage for women's rights or ecology, say the organizers. The star has particularly distinguished herself in the fight of women against sexual violence in the cinema, especially since the Weinstein affair. In 2018, when she chaired the jury of the 71st Cannes Film Festival, she had climbed the famous Cannes steps with 81 other women of the 7th Art, in favor of equality.
In addition, she holds the role of Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, and was awarded the 2018 Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos for her work and dedication.
The 47th César ceremony, broadcast by Canal +, will be held on the Olympia stage in Paris and will be presented by Antoine de Caunes.