Cate Blanchett, an Australian actress, will receive the Cesar d’Honneur, the French Film Academy’s highest honour, a lifetime achievement award. The French Academy announced that the two-time Oscar winner would be the 2022 Cesar d’Honneur recipient.
Blanchett will receive the award during the 47th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris on February 25, which is France’s equivalent of the Academy Awards. In a statement, the academy said the 2022 honoree had an “absolutely remarkable career and personality.” Blanchett is among the most successful and acclaimed actors of her generation. Since her international breakthrough as the titular Queen in Shekhar Kapur’s ‘Elizabeth’ (1998), a role that earned her a best actress nomination at the Oscars, as well as best actress, wins at the BAFTAs and Golden Globes, Blanchett has been a force on the global cinema scene.
Blanchett was most recently seen in Guillermo del Toro’s award-winning film ‘Nightmare Alley,’ opposite Bradley Cooper and Toni Collette. Robert Redford, Penelope Cruz, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Penn, and Kate Winslet are among the former Cesar d’Honneur winners.