Cate Blanchett to Receive Palm Springs Film Festival Award for ‘Carol,’ ‘Truth’

Honor will be presented at the festival's annual Awards Gala on Jan. 2.

The Palm Springs International Film Festival has begun its roll-out of honoree announcements for its Jan. 2 awards gala. Kicking things off is “Carol” and “Truth” star Cate Blanchett, tapped for the Desert Palm Achievement Award for actresses.

Cate Blanchett is one of the most award-winning and outstanding actresses of her generation, delivering extraordinary performances throughout her career including her Academy Award-winning roles as Katharine Hepburn in ‘The Aviator’ and the title role in Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine,'” festival chairman Harold Matzner said. “In her latest films ‘Carol’ and ‘Truth,’ Blanchett yet again brings to life two vibrant characters, both worthy of awards recognition.”

The question, of course, remains which of the two strong performances Academy members will gravitate toward. Early on it felt like “Truth” — the more explosive of the two portrayals — would deliver the goods, but a disappointing box office showing has doused much of that film’s awards hopes. Her icier turn in “Carol” will no doubt have its fans, too.

Past actress recipients of the Desert Palm Achievement Award include Julianne Moore, Sandra Bullock, Natalie Portman, Halle Berry, Marion Cotillard, Anne Hathaway and Charlize Theron.

The 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival runs Jan. 1-11.

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