New York Film Festival To Honor Cate Blanchett And Ralph Fiennes

The New York Film Festival is to honor Cate Blanchett and Ralph Fiennes in October.

Blanchett, who stars in Blue Jasmine, and Fiennes,who directs and stars in The Invisible Woman, will be recognized with gala tributes and dinners at the New York Film Festival(NYFF).

The announcement was made on Thursday by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Cate Blanchett’s performance as an Upper East Side woman trying to get her life back together after her con-artist husband is caught in a scheme similar to that of Bernie Madoff in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmin has received rave reviews.

She is a five-time Academy Award nominee, winning when she played Katherine Hepburn in The Aviator in 2004. Blanchett has had a long and prolific career appearing in several films.

Some of her best known performances are in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Babel, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Robin Hood, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Blanchett is set to star in George Clooney’s The Monuments Men, which opens next December.

British actor Ralph Fiennes, joins Blanchett in receiving the honors from the New York Film Festival this year. He stars and directs The Invisible Woman, the story of author Charles Dickens and the woman he meets during his most successful years and becomes his lover for the rest of his life.

Fiennes is also a very prolific and talented actor who has been in multiple productions, he is perhaps best known to the masses for his role in the Harry Potter movies.

But Ralph Fiennes is not only known for those films, he was nominated for Academy Awards for his performances in Schindler’s List and The English Patient.

Some of his other best known films are The Hurt Locker, The Clash of the Titans, Coriolanus, Great Expectations, and Skyfall. Fiennes is slated to star in several movies scheduled for 2014.

The New York Film Festival will honor Cate Blanchett on October 2 and Ralph Fiennes on October 9.

[Image via Film Society of Lincoln Center]

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