Cate Blanchett will receive the BFI’s highest honour, the BFI Fellowship, at the BFI London Film Festival’s annual Awards Ceremony on Saturday 17 October. Carol also screens at this year’s London Film Festival. The BFI Fellowship is awarded to individuals in recognition of their outstanding contribution to film or television Blanchett is having a banner year, with Todd Haynes’ Carol, also starring Rooney Mara , receiving ecstatic critical praise upon its world premiere in Cannes this year.
- The award will take place on the same night as the UK premiere of Truth, starring Blanchett and Robert Redford .
- Based on the book Truth and Duty by Mary Mapes, Truth tells the story of Mary Mapes, an award-winning CBS News journalist and producer of Dan Rather’s 60 Minutes as she seeks to expose a story on the then President George W. Bush.
- Previous BFI Fellowships include Stephen Frears, the late Sir Christopher Lee, Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter in 2012 and Ralph Fiennes.