Kicking off the start for her most likely successful award season, Cate Blanchett will be honored at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival with the 2014 Outstanding Performer
of the Year Award. The 29th
edition of the Festival which runs between January 30th to February 9th 2014, chose Blanchett for her role as Jasmine French in Woody Allen’s critically praised film “Blue Jasmine”.
“In her first collaboration with master director
Woody Allen, Blanchett knocks it out of the park in the best performance of her
already illustrious career,” remarked Roger Durling, SBIFF Executive
Director. “We’re so grateful to be
able to celebrate her achievement.”