Cate Blanchett dedicates BAFTA win to Philip Seymour Hoffman
Cate Blanchett took home an award at theBritish Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for Best Actress in a Leading Role on Sunday, Feb. 16, and dedicated her win to the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
"I would like to dedicate this to an actor who has been a continual, profound touchstone for me. A monumental presence who is now so sadly in absence: the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman," Blanchett said.
The actress, who won for her role in "Blue Jasmine," had co-starred with Hoffman in the 1999 film, "The Talented Mr. Ripley." Blanchett attended Hoffman's funeral with her husband, filmmaker Andrew Upton, on Feb. 7.
Hoffman, an Oscar-winning star, was found dead at age 46 on Feb. 2 after an apparent drug overdose.
"Phil, your monumental talent, your generosity and your unflinching quest for the truth both in art and in life will be missed by not only me, but by so many people, not only in this room and in the industry, but the audiences who loved you so dearly," Blanchett said. "You raised the bar continually so very, very high and I guess all we can do in your absence is try and raise it continually though our work."
Blanchett was the only performer from "Blue Jasmine" to win an award at the BAFTAs. Other big winners at the ceremony included the drama "12 Years A Slave," which won Best Film, and "Gravity," which won Outstanding British Film and Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron. Check out the full list of winners here.