Cate Blanchett will receive the

International Goya Award

on Saturday, February 12

, an award created by the

Film Academy

to "recognize personalities who contribute to cinema as an art that unites cultures and viewers from around the world."

The actress will be present in Valencia to collect the award, as sources from the Academy have confirmed.

Instituted for world cinema figures, in its first edition it has gone to the Australian performer and producer for being "

an actress who has played unforgettable characters

that are already part of our memory and our present".


is an actress, producer, artistic director and also known for humanistic work.

She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN refugee agency, as well as a member of the Australian Conservation Foundation.

He is also a figure committed to the

Australian Wildlife Conservancy

and has received the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos for his work for UNHCR.

In 2012,


was invested as a Knight of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture.

He has presided over the

Cannes Festival

(2018) and



He has received Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney and Macquarie University, as well as being a Companion of the Order of Australia for his "continued commitment to nature and social equality".

Currently, the actress is embarking on the pre-production of the series


, directed by

Alfonso Cuarón

for Apple Plus, in which she will star and of which she will be the executive producer.

She just finished shooting

Todd Field 's



which she also produces and stars in, and

Guillermo del Toro

's version of


for Netflix.

Currently in theaters is

The Alley of Lost Souls

, also by

Del Toro

(Searchlights Pictures), in addition to the film

Don't Look Up

, by

Adam McKay

, which can be seen on Netflix.

In addition, she will be the protagonist of

Manual for cleaning women

, by

Pedro Almodóvar

, an adaptation of the book by Lucia Berlin produced by the actress's company, El Deseo and Dirty Films, a company of which she is the founder and director together with Andrew Upton (with whom he chaired and artistically directed the Sydney Theater Company from 2008 to 2014).


has two Oscars - for Best Leading Actress for

Woody Allen 's

Blue Jasmine

and for

Best Supporting Actress for


Scorsese 's

The Aviator


three Golden Globes;

three BAFTAs;

and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

She has been the queen of the elves in

The Lord of the Rings

trilogy and

Bob Dylan


I'm Not There


The protagonist of


participated in the fourth installment of

Indiana Jones

and has worked with

Anthony Minghella

('The Talented Mr. Ripley'),

Sally Potter

('Furtive Lives'),

Steven Soderbergh

('The Good German'),

Jim Jarmusch

('Coffee and Cigarrettes'),

Wes Anderson

('Life Aquatic'),

Ridley Scott

('Robin Hood') and

Richard Linklater

('Where Are You Bernadette'), among others.

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