NOTES ON A SCANDAL
In 2005, CATE BLANCHETT was awarded the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Katherine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's THE AVIATOR. She was also honored with the BAFTA Award and a SAG Awardâ„˘ for her role in the film. Additionally, she was recognized by several critics' organizations and received a nomination from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
In 1998, Blanchett portrayed Queen Elizabeth I in the critically acclaimed ELIZABETH, directed by Shekhar Kapur, for which she received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama and a BAFTA for Best Actress in a Leading Role as well as Best Actress Awards from The Chicago Film Critics Association, The London Film Critics Association, The Toronto Film Critics Association, On-line Film Critics, Variety Critics and UK Empire Award. She also received a Best Actress nomination from the Screen Actors Guild and the Academy of Motion Picture, Arts, & Sciences.
Other work for which she has garnered international award recognition includes starring roles in THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU, directed by Wes Anderson, THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY, directed by Anthony Mingella, THE GIFT, directed by Sam Raimi, BANDITS, directed by Barry Levinson, THE SHIPPING NEWS, directed by Lasse HallstrĂ¶m, VERONICA GUERIN, directed by Joel Schumacher and Jim Jarmusch's COFFEE AND CIGARETTES. She was also seen in Peter Jackson's LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy as Galadriel, Queen of the Elves.
After graduating from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art, Cate Blanchett worked extensively in theatre. Her Australian film roles include Bruce Beresford's PARADISE ROAD, THANK GOD HE MET LIZZIE, directed by Cherie Nowlan for which Cate was awarded both the Australian Film Institute (AFI) and the Sydney Film Critics awards for Best Supporting Actress, and OSCAR AND LUCINDA opposite Ralph Fiennes and directed by Gillian Armstrong, a role that earned her an AFI nomination for Best Actress.
In 2005 she completed production on BABEL, co-starring with Brad Pitt and Gael Garcia Bernal currently in release and THE GOOD GERMAN starring opposite George Clooney, directed by Steven Soderbergh which opens in December 2006. In 2007, she will be reunited with Shekhar Kapur to star in THE GOLDEN AGE, co-starring with Clive Owen.
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