Cate Blanchett Named BAFTA’s Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award Winner for Excellence in Film

Steve McQueen will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing

Last Updated: September 6, 2018 @ 9:11 AM

Cate Blanchett will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) this year, the organization announced Thursday.

She joins previously announced honoree Steve McQueen, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing. This year’s ceremony will take place on Oct. 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

“With an impressive and extensive repertoire of work on screen and stage, Cate’s award-winning talent is unprecedented, earning her international acclaim and numerous accolades,” said BAFTA Los Angeles chairman Kieran Breen. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate her brilliant work by honoring her with this year’s Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.”

The Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film is awarded to an individual who is credited with “authorship and ingenuity.” Previous recipients include Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Meryl Streep, Robert Downey Jr. and George Clooney.

Blanchett has had a busy year: This summer she starred in “Ocean’s 8” and will be next seen in “The House with a Clock in Its Walls.” She also served as the Jury President of the 71st Cannes Film Festival, a jury that also included director Ava DuVernay, actress Kristen Stewart and director Denis Villeneuve. She will next star in “Where’d You Go Bernadette” and Netflix’s “Mowgli.”

Blanchett’s previous credits include “Blue Jasmine” — for which she won an Oscar — “Thor: Ragnarok,” “The Aviator” — for which she also won an Oscar — “Elizabeth” and “Lord of the Rings.” Her role in “Carol” earned the Best Actress award at the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes.

Blanchett has always previously been awarded the Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society through Acting in 2007 and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. She has also received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star.