AFI | AACTA Ambassador - Cate Blanchett

"Australia profiles highly within the international screen industry – as a nation, we are renowned for producing some of the world’s most talented screen professionals, both behind and on camera. I've been a patron of the AFI for 11 years, and am delighted to be part of the AFI’s new Academy."

Cate Blanchett, AFI | AACTA Ambassador.

Internationally awarded actress, Cate Blanchett, was the Australian Film Institute’s (AFI) first Ambassador, taking up the important role in 2001.

Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe awarded, Blanchett's first major accolade came with her AFI Award in 1997 for Best Supporting Actress in THANK GOD HE MET LIZZIE. With internationally acclaimed performances in films such as ELIZABETH, THE AVIATOR, NOTES ON A SCANDAL, VERONICA GUERIN and I’M NOT THERE, Cate Blanchett is a highly respected, creative force. She is currently artistic director of the Sydney Theatre Company with her husband Andrew Upton.

Blanchett is a proud supporter of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), and presented the coveted Samsung AACTA Award for Best Film, awarded to RED DOG, at the inaugural Samsung AACTA Awards at the Sydney Opera House in January 2012.


2015    5th AACTA Longford Lyell Award

2015    5th AACTA International Award for Best Actress, CAROL

2014    3rd AACTA International Award for Best Actress, BLUE JASMINE

2008    AFI International Award for Best Actress, ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE

2005    AFI Award for Best Lead Actress, LITTLE FISH

1998    Nominee, AFI Award for Best Lead Actress, OSCAR AND LUCINDA

1997    AFI Award for Best Supporting Actress, THANK GOD HE MET LIZZIE

A full filmography for Cate Blanchett can be found on the IMDb website.