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Alice Tully Hall

Honoring

Cate Blanchett

With Presenters
Bradley Cooper Todd Haynes
Standby Only!

Film at Lincoln Center is pleased to announce Cate Blanchett as the recipient of the organization’s 47th Chaplin Award, to be presented at a gala honoring her on April 25th at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. The evening will be a joyful celebration of the actor’s incredible filmography, featuring notable speakers including Bradley Cooper, film clips, and a career-spanning conversation moderated by Todd Haynes, culminating in the presentation of the Chaplin Award. The event promises to be an extraordinary recognition of an actor who has portrayed some of the most memorable characters committed to film, including Academy Award®-winning performances for Blue Jasmine and The Aviator

Tickets are sold out! A standby line will be available on April 25th at Alice Tully Hall, with first-come, first-served Tribute-only tickets pending availability.

All proceeds from the Chaplin Award Gala benefit Film at Lincoln Center’s programs and activities as a nonprofit organization. Please note: there are no refunds or exchanges for previously-purchased tickets.

“We are thrilled to welcome Cate Blanchett back to Film at Lincoln Center, where three of her films have previously screened as part of the New York Film Festival,” said Lesli Klainberg, Executive Director of Film at Lincoln Center. “Ms. Blanchett’s career includes extraordinary performances in films ranging from small independent efforts to major studio franchises and with some of the most renowned directors of our time. It is our privilege to dedicate an evening of celebration to her, and add one more accolade to her many well-deserved awards.” 

“It’s a privilege to honor Ms. Blanchett at this year’s Chaplin Gala.” said Dan Stern, Board Chairman for Film at Lincoln Center. “Cate never ceases to amaze us with her stellar and wide-ranging performances and we’re excited to have her join us for this special evening on campus at Lincoln Center.”

The Chaplin Award Gala is the most important fundraising event of the year for Film at Lincoln Center, with all proceeds benefiting the organization in its mission to support the art and craft of cinema. 

Cate Blanchett is an internationally acclaimed actor, producer, artistic director, humanitarian and dedicated member of the arts community. She is the co-Founder and Principal of film and television production company Dirty Films, alongside her partners Andrew Upton and Coco Francini. Most recently, Dirty Films executive produced Christos Nikou’s “Apples” which has been named one of the year’s best International Films by the National Board of Review. Dirty Films most recently produced the highly acclaimed Mrs. America for FX and Hulu, as well as the Netflix limited series STATELESS, which received a record breaking 18 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) nominations, winning 13. Dirty Films has a first look deal with FX Productions for television projects, and with New Republic Pictures for feature films.

Blanchett is currently in preproduction for the Apple series, “Disclaimer,” created by Alfonso Cuaron. Most recently, Blanchett wrapped production on the upcoming Todd Field film, “Tar,” and prior to that, she wrapped production on Eli Roth’s Borderlands. She also recently completed work on Adam McKay’s film, Don’t Look Up as well as Guillermo Del Toro’s Nightmare Alley, for which Blanchett’s performance earned a Screen Actors Guild nomination. She has also wrapped production on Del Toro’s next film, the animated adaptation of Pinocchio. Additionally, it was recently announced that Blanchett will executive produce and star in Pedro Almodovar’s first English-language feature film, “A Manual for Cleaning Women” which Blanchett’s Dirty Films will co-produce alongside New Republic and El Deseo. Additionally, Blanchett will star and executive produce Warwick Thornton’s “The New Boy.” In 2015, she appeared in the title role of Carol, which she produced with Dirty Films and was directed by Todd Haynes. She received an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Independent Spirit and SAG nomination for her performance. The same year, she appeared as Mary Mapes in Truth opposite Robert Redford. Blanchett has won Academy Awards for Best Actress on behalf of her performance as Jasmine in the film Blue Jasmine, and Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator. In 2008, Blanchett was nominated for two Academy Awards; one for Best Actress in Elizabeth: The Golden Age and one for Best Supporting Actress in I’m Not There. She was only the fifth actor in Academy history to be nominated in both acting categories in the same year. She also received dual SAG and BAFTA Award nominations for each role, and won a Golden Globe Award, Independent Spirit Award, several critics groups’ awards, and the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for I’m Not There. Other recent film credits include How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019), Ocean’s Eight (2018), The House With a Clock in Its Walls (2018), Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018), as well as Thor: Ragnarok (2017).

Blanchett’s film credits include; Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies; David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; Steven Soderbergh’s The Good German; Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Babel; Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

She has created visual artworks with Julian Rosefeldt’s art film and installation, Manifesto, Marco Brambilla’s The Four Temperaments, and a video portrait of herself with David Rosetzky. In 2011, Blanchett narrated Nathan Coley’s architectural exhibit at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. Her narration highlighted the nondescript, dilapidated buildings featured, captured in the areas surrounding Glasglow and Melbourne.

Blanchett served alongside Upton as the co-Artistic Director and co-CEO of the Sydney Theatre Company between 2008-2013, producing between 19 and 20 shows a year, which toured extensively nationally and internationally. Their most notable productions include; Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Liv Ullman; Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya directed by Tamas Ascher,  Steven Soderbergh’s Tot Mom; Benedict Andrew’s highly acclaimed productions of the War of the Roses, The Maids, Gross Und Klein, and the seminal adaptation of The Secret River by Neil Armfield which has since inspired the title-sharing ABC television series; Andrew Upton’s The Present, directed by John Crowley for which Blanchett earned a Tony Award nomination. Recently, Blanchett’s has appeared on stage on the controversial adaptation of Martin Crimp’s National Theatre production When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other

In 2010, Blanchett and Upton were awarded with the Green Globe Award for their Green Contribution at the Sydney Theatre Company, becoming one of the World’s Greenest Arts Organizations.

Blanchett is a Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and a lifetime member of the Australian Conservation Foundation, a strong supporter of the Actors Benevolent Fund, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, the Australian Wildlife Concervancy, an AFI Ambassador and Patron of the Sydney Film Festival and the NIDA Foundation.

Blanchett holds a BFI Fellowship from the BFI London Film Festival and was awarded the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Award for expanding the roles of women in film; the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2018 for her work with UNHCR and has received the 2018 Stanley Kubrick Award for Excellence in Film. She has been awarded the Centenary Medal of Service to Australian Society through Acting and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 2018, Blanchett served as Jury President of the 71st Cannes International Film Festival and she was the Jury President of the 77th Venice International Film Festival in 2020. 

Blanchett holds Honorary Doctorates of Letters from the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney, and Macquarie University. In recognition of her continued advocacy for the arts and her support of humanitarian and environmental causes, Blanchett has been awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia in the General Division; she was also awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture. She lives in the English countryside with her husband Andrew Upton, their four children, three dogs, twelve chickens and two pigs.

The annual Gala began in 1972 when it honored Charlie Chaplin, who returned to the U.S. from exile to accept the commendation. Since then, the Chaplin Award has been presented to many of the film industry’s most notable talents, including Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Federico Fellini, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, James Stewart, Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sidney Poitier, Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Helen Mirren, and Spike Lee.

Film at Lincoln Center gives special thanks to the 47th Chaplin Award Gala Co-Chairs, Vice Chairs, and Patrons:

Co-Chairs
Susan and John Hess
Imelda and Peter Sobiloff
Daniel and Nanna Stern

Vice Chairs
Abigail E. Disney
Susannah Gray and John Lyons
Hearst
Kathy and Kris Heinzelman
Tara Kelleher and Roy Zuckerberg
Mary Solomon
Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee

Patrons
Ellie and Edgar Cullman Jr.
Lisa and Sandy Ehrenkranz
Rena and Scott Hoffman
Wendy Keys
Hillary and Glenn Krevlin
Neon Rated
Victoria Newhouse
Ronnie Planalp
Paula and Ira Resnick
Searchlight Pictures
John Sloss
Debi and Steven Wisch

Contact [email protected] for more information about supporting the 47th Chaplin Award Gala.

Chaplin Award Gala Honorees:

2022 Cate Blanchett
2021 Spike Lee
2018 Helen Mirren
2017 Robert De Niro
2016 Morgan Freeman
2015 Robert Redford
2014 Rob Reiner
2013 Barbra Streisand
2012 Catherine Deneuve
2011 Sidney Poitier
2010 Michael Douglas
2009 Tom Hanks
2008 Meryl Streep
2007 Diane Keaton
2006 Jessica Lange
2005 Dustin Hoffman
2004 Michael Caine
2003 Susan Sarandon
2002 Francis Ford Coppola
2001 Jane Fonda
2000 Al Pacino
1999 Mike Nichols
1998 Martin Scorsese
1997 Sean Connery
1996 Clint Eastwood
1995 Shirley MacLaine
1994 Robert Altman
1993 Jack Lemmon
1992 Gregory Peck
1991 Audrey Hepburn
1990 James Stewart
1989 Bette Davis
1988 Yves Montand
1987 Alec Guinness
1986 Elizabeth Taylor
1985 Federico Fellini
1984 Claudette Colbert
1983 Laurence Olivier
1982 Billy Wilder
1981 Barbara Stanwyck
1980 John Huston
1979 Bob Hope
1978 George Cukor
1975 Joanne Woodward & Paul Newman
1974 Alfred Hitchcock
1973 Fred Astaire
1972 Charles Chaplin

FILM AT LINCOLN CENTER

Film at Lincoln Center is dedicated to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema and enriching film culture. Film at Lincoln Center fulfills its mission through the programming of festivals, series, retrospectives, and new releases; the publication of Film Comment; and the presentation of podcasts, talks, special events, and artist initiatives. Since its founding in 1969, this nonprofit organization has brought the celebration of American and international film to the world-renowned Lincoln Center arts complex, making the discussion and appreciation of cinema accessible to a broad audience and ensuring that it remains an essential art form for years to come.

The Chaplin Award Gala is generously supported by Hearst, along with Media Partners Variety, The WNET Group, and Shutterstock. American Airlines is the Official Airline of Film at Lincoln Center.

Film at Lincoln Center receives generous, year-round support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. For more information, visit www.filmlinc.org and follow @filmlinc on Twitter and Instagram.

Photo credit: Tom Munro

Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets are currently sold out. A standby line will be available on April 25th at Alice Tully Hall, with first-come, first-served tickets pending availability. All proceeds from the Chaplin Award Gala benefit Film at Lincoln Center’s programs and activities as a nonprofit organization. Please note: there are no refunds or exchanges for previously-purchased tickets.

COVID-related health protocols will be in place at Alice Tully Hall, which include proof of full vaccination and wearing a mask. COVID-19 booster shot is encouraged, but not required. Learn more here.

Tribute-only tickets can be emailed at time of purchase or held at the Alice Tully Box Office for pick up on the evening of the Gala.

Tribute and Gala Dinner tickets can be retrieved from the sunken plaza outside Alice Tully Hall on the evening of the gala. For additional questions, please contact the Gala RSVP line ([email protected].).

The evening’s attire is cocktail.

Yes. For Gala Dinner and Tribute tickets, the face value of each ticket less $350 is tax-deductible. For Tribute only tickets, the face value of each ticket less $100 is tax-deductible. Please consult your tax advisor as to your individual circumstance with regard to tax deductibility.

Click here for an Alice Tully Hall seating map.

For information about attending the gala, please contact [email protected] or call (212) 875-5668.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Liz Gardner at [email protected] or call (212) 671-4559.