Cate Blanchett skipped the Golden Globes on Tuesday. No one knew why, and I think most of us just assumed that the Globes were simply too downmarket for La Blanchett. As it turns out though, Cate couldn’t fly all the way to LA just to attend the Globes because on Wednesday, she was due at the London premiere of TAR. These are some photos from the premiere – Cate wore a beautiful dress by Alexandre Vauthier, accessorized with Louis Vuitton earrings.
Have y’all seen TAR yet? I would highly recommend it, while acknowledging that it’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea. It hit all the right spots for me though – it had some creepy gothic horror, but not enough to give my nightmares. There was a ghost, but I only realized that later. But mostly, it’s a brilliant film featuring a tour de force performance by Cate. It was, hands down, my favorite movie of 2022.
I realize many people are on the Michelle Yeoh hype train in the Best Actress race, and that’s fine. I even suspect that Cate would be more than fine with Yeoh winning the Oscar. But I also hope Oscar voters recognize that TAR is something really special, a really brilliant film, a unique story, a lived-in world that also seems otherworldly and monstrous. Like, I would be completely fine with Yeoh winning Best Actress and then TAR winning Best Picture. I also think Todd Field should be a major contender for Best Director, although Steven Spielberg’s presence in the field sucks a lot of air out of the room.
TAR has already been picking up a steady stream of critics awards for the film, for Field and for Blanchett. I hope the Academy gives TAR its due.
Photos courtesy of Cover Images.
Wow, she looks amazing. Those earrings are fantastic with the dress.
I’m sorry Kaiser but I hate this look! She looks like a Quality Street!
@Charlotte, agreed. I dislike everything about this look, including the color, the bodice draping, and the metallic look of the fabric. Cate usually wears clothes so beautifully, but this dress doesn’t do her justice. I think it would be disappointing on anyone.
She looks big and frumpy, which I thought would have been impossible
Cate and Michelle were both so incredible. I wish they were competing in different years. I think Cate is probably the front runner. I’ll be thrilled for either.
When Henry Golding announced Cate’s win at the Golden Globes, he made the point of saying she was in production in the UK. I thought that was funny. You know the producers insisted he mention that so people didn’t think she was boycotting them.
Yes the same way the announced that Kevin Costner stuck in Santa Barbara because of the rain that’s why he wasn’t there to except his award.
She always makes everything look good.
I haven’t seen Tar yet, but plan on it. I have some feelings about her personally and some of the things she has said in recent years, but she’s a phenomenal actress and always worth watching.
“No one knew why, and I think most of us just assumed that the Globes were simply too downmarket for La Blanchett.”
We knew it was because she was in the UK. The presenter who accepted the award on her behalf said as much.
I absolutely loved Tár. I’ve watched 5 or so films so far that are considered Best Picture contenders and this is far and away my favorite film of the bunch. A fantastic performance from Cate, and it was just so intelligently written and well-structured. I’d love to see it win Best Picture, though I think EEAAO and The Fabelmans have the edge at the moment (Tár is better than both, IMO). It seems like it’ll be Michelle Yeah’s year for Best Actress, but I thought Cate was just breathtaking.
I find that shoulder line and pads alarming.
I had to scroll back up to read Kaisers’ post for the designer of this tragedy. There is not enough money or wine to bribe me into putting this on and appearing in public.