Palm Springs Film Fest: ‘Carol,’ ‘Truth’ Star Cate Blanchett to Get Top Actress Honor

It Cate’s year everybody!

Cate Blanchett, the two-time Oscar winner who is the subject of best actress Oscar buzz this year for her work in two films — as a 60 Minutes journalist in James Vanderbilt’s Truth and as a 1950s lesbian in Todd Haynes’ Carol — will receive the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s highest honor for a female actor, the Desert Palm Achievement Award (Actress).

She will get the honor at the 27th annual PSIFF Awards Gala on Jan. 2.

All but Cotillard and Berry were Oscar-nominated shortly thereafter; Portman and Moore won the best actress Oscar.

“Cate Blanchett is one of the most award-winning and outstanding actresses of her generation, delivering extraordinary performances throughout her career including her Academy Award-winning roles as Katherine Hepburn in The Aviator and the title role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner.

He added: “In her latest films Carol and Truth, Blanchett yet again brings to life two vibrant characters, both worthy of awards recognition.”

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