Cate Blanchett
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The best actress category at the 95th Oscars is full of great awards season drama, from the surprise nomination of Andrea Riseborough to the potential history to be made if Michelle Yeoh wins, which AP’s film writers predict will happen.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Winners at the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards.


Best picture, drama: “The Fabelmans”
Todd Field’s symphonic backstage drama “Tár” and the existential comedy “Everything Everywhere All at Once” tied for top honors with the Los Angeles Film Critics Association in awards announced Sunday.
The New York Film Critics Circle named “Tár” as its best picture of the year. Todd Field’s contemporary drama about a renowned conductor and composer also won best actress for Cate Blanchett’s leading performance.
The multiverse-hopping adventure film “Everything Everywhere All At Once’’ leads the nominations for the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
When Cate Blanchett stepped out of her first screening for “ Tár,” she wanted to immediately go back and watch it again.
Cate Blanchett has heard the line before. “I wrote this part for you” is a director-actor pickup line, she said. It is not usually to be believed.
“Time is the thing,” says Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett) in Todd Fields’ “Tár.”

Lydia, a world-renown conductor, is explaining her art as more than waving a baton around — not a mere “human metronome” — but rather an almost god-like ability to mold and contort time.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar is withdrawing from his first English-language feature, “A Manual for Cleaning Women” produced by and starring Cate Blanchett.
“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” Laura Poitras’s epic documentary about photographer Nan Goldin and her activism against the Sackler family and their art connections has been awarded the Golden Lion for best film at the 79th Venice International Film Festival.
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Todd Field didn’t write “TÁR” with Cate Blanchett in mind. He wrote it for Cate Blanchett only. If she didn’t want to do it, it wouldn’t exist.
“Girls Can Kiss Now,” by Jill Gutowitz (Atria)

In “Girls Can Kiss Now,” Jill Gutowitz, the “self-proclaimed overlord of lesbian Twitter,” takes readers on a thrilling excavation of lesbian pop culture and examines the way lesbian representation in media has directly impacted the way she views her own sexuality.
Lincoln Center will honor Cate Blanchett with its 47th Chaplin Award at the arts organization’s annual fundraising gala.
With a touch of Barbara Stanwyck, a sumptuous Art Deco office and a deadly shade of crimson lipstick, Cate Blanchett plays a femme fatale in Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley” with cunning embrace and subversion of the film noir archetype.
VENICE (AP) — Two stars at the Venice Film Festival, Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton, have praised the decision by the Berlin festival to award gender-neutral prizes, with Swinton predicting other award ceremonies will follow suit.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The cast for Netflix’s new “Pinocchio” film has been chosen.

The streaming service announced Wednesday that newcomer Gregory Mann will assume the title role along with Ewan McGregor as Cricket and David Bradley as Geppetto.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dolly Parton, Cate Blanchett and Justin Bieber are part of the virtual edition of the Paley Center’s annual festival celebrating TV programs and their makers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Mrs. America,” which dramatizes the Equal Rights Amendment fight that pitted a surprising and determined opponent against a deep bench of supporters, is a marvel in many ways.
PARIS (AP) — Award-winning Mexican director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu will preside over the jury at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in May.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Awkwafina became a household name this summer, stealing scenes from the likes of Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock in the heist movie “Ocean’s 8" and then as a standout in the cultural phenomenon that was “Crazy Rich Asians.”
“The House With a Clock in Its Walls” NEW

A quiet town is magically shaken when a young boy unleashes a secret world of witches and warlocks.
Jack Black stars in his latest family comedy-adventure, a movie from the “This is Us” people debuts and Michael Moore takes on the Trump era in this weekend’s new movies.
The 10-year-old hero at the center of the film “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” likes to look up words in the dictionary, like “foreboding” and “indomitable.”
Cate Blanchett’s daughter has been “an extraordinary blessing.”

The ‘Blue Jasmine’ star adopted Edith, three, with her husband Andrew Upton - with whom she also has three sons Dashiell, 16, Roman,14, and 10-year-old Ignatius - in 2015 and she has admitted none of them expected the little girl to light up their lives as much as she has done over the past three ye
NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s a look at the films coming to theaters through December:


“The Nun” (Sept. 7) — A gothic supernatural horror film and spinoff in “The Conjuring” franchise.
NEW YORK (AP) — The female-led reboot “Ocean’s 8" stole the box-office crown from “Solo: A Star Wars Story” with $41.6 million in ticket sales at U.S. and Canada theaters over the weekend, according to final figures Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — “Ocean’s 8,” the female-fronted overhaul of the starry heist franchise, opened with an estimated $41.5 million at the box office, taking the weekend’s top spot from the fast-falling “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”