Cate Blanchett to Be Honored at MoMA’s Eighth Annual Film Benefit

Still from Todd Haynes' Carol (2015). ©2015 THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY

Still from Todd Haynes’ Carol (2015).


The Museum of Modern Art announced today that its eighth annual film benefit will be held in honor of Cate Blanchett, who recently starred in two films that have garnered serious awards attention—Todd Haynes’ Carol, which was met with critical acclaim upon its premiere earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival, and Truth.

MoMA houses a number of Blanchett’s films in its collection, including all three Lord of the Rings films, two Hobbit films, Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, and Steven Soderbergh’s The Good German.

“As MoMA’s Department of Film marks its 80th anniversary, we’re thrilled to honor a woman who embodies the greatest traditions of screen acting, while fiercely embracing innovation and risk,” Rajendra Roy, the chief curator of MoMA’s film department, said in a statement. “Cate Blanchett has the kind of talent that inspires others to deliver their best work, challenges the field to be more fully engaged with women artists and audiences, and propels cinema forward with intelligence and grace.”

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