BAFTAs: Cate Blanchett Dedicates Award To Philip Seymour Hoffman (Video)

One of the most poignant moments of Sunday’s BAFTA Awards came during Cate Blanchett‘s acceptance speech after winning the Leading Actress prize for Blue Jasmine, when she paid tribute to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. The two starred together in The Talented Mr Ripley. Clearly Hoffman had a profound impact on her. Check it out:

  1. She’s a class act (also a great way not to have to talk about Woody. Who she doesn’t even thank by name!)

  2. It was a nice speech. I think dragging Blanchett into the Woody Allen mess is so unfair because she has nothing to do with his personal life.

    1. I agree. Regardless of what has happened in the past, I find it very suspicious for Dylan to attack Woody publicly when he is having one of his most successful years. It’s not fair for those who have worked with Woody to be dragged into this mess.

  3. Lesson on how to act like a human being. Inspirational to others, supreme kind heartedness, talented speech, flawlessly dressed with dignity and composed. amazing.

    1. It was a little like Eve Harrington receiving the Sarah Siddons Award–kind of actressy to just toss out his name and a bunch of adjectives and platitudes. She could at least have mentioned how she knew him, or even THAT she knew him. It seemed both forced and, as someone else said, a way not to have to mention Woody by name (although that might’ve been a favor to him). This is for you, bastard, and I hope you’re proud? Proud of her? Even if he were alive, that would be weird.

      1. They were in The Talented Mr. Ripley together. She brought his kids toys after his death. Seems they were friends. But could have told a more personal story, for sure. Maybe hard to go there without breaking down. I know I couldn’t in her place.

  4. Great Cate continues her never ending perfection, with her talents, great beauty and nice speech. I’m sure she will do the same when she gets her Oscar for Jasmine.

    1. it must be a torture to see someone you feel has wronged you feted as a great person.her anquish is her reality…it takes a leap to disengage the wrong done with the person who wronged you . hate the sin not the sinner..if anything positive could pulledfrom this tragedy it would. be allowing this girl validation for stepping out of the silent victim role instead a vocalize her anger. hopefully to now start to heal.

    2. it must be a torture to see someone you feel has wronged you feted as a great person.her anquish is her reality…it takes a leap to disengage the wrong done with the person who wronged you . hate the sin not the sinner..if anything positive could pulledfrom this tragedy it would. be allowing this girl validation for stepping out of the silent victim role instead a vocalize her anger. hopefully to now begin to heal.

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