Cate Blanchett

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Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at the British Academy Britannia Awards on October 26.

She joins previously announced honouree Steve McQueen who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing. McQueen’s Widows premieres in Toronto on Saturday (September 8).

“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 given to individuals whose work has made significant impact on the art forms of moving image.

Blanchett starred in the female-led summer release Ocean’s 8, and will be seen in autumn release The House With A Clock In Its Walls.

Next year she is set to star in Where’d You Go Bernadette, adapted from Maria Semple’s bestselling novel, and Netflix’s Mowgli.