Cate Blanchett, accepting an honour for her movie work, refer to the recent strikes in Paris and Beirut and said her own attempts “feel very insignificant” in view of what is going on on the planet.
Blanchett was honoured on Tuesday evening in the eighth annual picture advantage, which raises resources to ensure the museum’s group can be joined by significant cinematic works of the Museum of Modern Art.
“All my efforts do feel very insignificant in view of what’s going on in the world at the moment, the horrific events in Europe and the Middle East,” Blanchett said, “and the thousands of refugees who travel across the borders, and their plight, their peril has become even more precarious and difficult.”
“But,” she added, “and this is going to sound like a massive justification — perhaps it is in the face of what’s going on in the world — sometimes you’re presented with the opportunity of working on projects that perhaps might last and perhaps have something interesting and important to say, and last year was definitely one of those years for me.”
She was referring to the two films which presents that both are creating serious awards buzz for the two time Oscar winner.
Blanchett’s latest movie is Carol, adapted in the Patricia Highsmith novel, where she plays with a girl associated with a 1950s lesbian romance novel. “This film was a labour of love for all involved,” Patricia said.
Among those speaking in the homage was Blanchett’s costar in the 1997 film Oscar and Lucinda, Ralph Fiennes, who spoke about her “bizarre and attractive internal landscape.”
“You are a great artist, Cate,” Ralph explained, “Thank you for sharing your gift with us.”
The famously reclusive Allen, who frequently shuns awards ceremonies, quipped that “mercifully, I experienced a previous booking.” Allen noted that before he directed Blanchett, “everyone told me, ‘Hire Cate Blanchett, and she will allow you to appear as a master.'”
Director Haynes, additionally on the red carpet, described Blanchett — who is earned six Oscar nominations — as an actress who “considers the complete medium, the whole language and style of every movie she’s in. And she can adapt the functionality to what that requires.”
Others attending the occasion of the evening comprised celebrities Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne, Sarah Paulson, Jane Krakowski and Rooney Mara, and director Martin Scorsese.