The guild said the award honors an actor whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design.
“Blanchett is being honored for her unparalleled talent as much as for her status within the costume design community,” the guild said. “Her appreciation for the artistry of costume design and her collaboration with the Costume Designers has made her an icon both on and off the screen.”
Blanchett won an Academy Award for best actress for “Blue Jasmine” and for best supporting actress for “The Aviator.” She was nominated for four other Oscars for “Elizabeth,” “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” “Notes on a Scandal” and “I’m Not There.” Her credits include “Cinderella,” “Veroica Guerin,” “Bandits,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “The Lord of the Rings Trilogy” and “The Hobbit Trilogy.”
She stars alongside Rooney Mara in “Carol,” directed by Todd Haynes, and has been nominated for a Golden Globes best actress award. She starred as Mary Mapes in “Truth” opposite Robert Redford and will appear soon in Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups.”