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Cate Blanchett to be Honored at MoMA’s 2015 Film Benefit

Cate Blanchett to be Honored at MoMA's 2015 Film Benefit

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Academy-Award winning actress Cate Blanchett will be honored at the Museum of Modern Art’s 8th Annual Film Benefit. After earning the 2013 Best Actress Oscar for “Blue Jasmine,” the actress is back in the awards race this year with both “Carol” and “Truth.”

“As MoMA’s Department of Film marks its 80th anniversary, we’re thrilled to honor a woman who embodies the greatest traditions of screen acting, while fiercely embracing innovation and risk,” said Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film at MoMA. “Cate Blanchett has the kind of talent that inspires others to deliver their best work, challenges the field to be more fully engaged with women artists and audiences and propels cinema forward with intelligence and grace.”

The benefit will have a tribute recognizing Blanchett’s extensive film career, including her roles in seven Oscar-nominated films, as well as a gala dinner. MoMA’s 2015 Film Benefit will be held on November 17.

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