Cate Blanchett Will Be This Year’s Cannes Film Festival Jury President

Armani Privé Spring 2008 – ‘Blindness’ Cannes Premiere
Armani Privé Spring 2015 – ‘Sicario’ Cannes Premiere

As you know Cannes film festival is the highlight of my year, but excitement intensified upon hearing the news that Cate Blanchett was named as the Jury President for 2018 today.

The two time Oscar-winner will be the 11th woman to head the jury, and following the announcement she put out a statement which said, “I have been to Cannes in many guises over the years; as an actress, producer, in the marketplace, the Gala-sphere and in Competition but never solely for the sheer pleasure of watching the cornucopia of films this great festival harbours.”

“This festival plays a pivotal role in bringing the world together to celebrate story; that strange and vital endeavour that all peoples share, understand and crave.”

I don’t know about you, but my mouth is watering at the prospect of the Armani Prive and Givenchy Couture pieces she’s likely to wear.

The Cannes film festival will take place from May 8-19.

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Lily Aldridge’s Jaline Ella Floral-Print Silk Robe

Jenny Slate In Dolce & Gabbana - 'The Polka King' Palm Springs International Film Festival Screening

Jenny Slate In Dolce & Gabbana – ‘The Polka King’ Palm Springs International Film Festival Screening

16 Responses to Cate Blanchett Will Be This Year’s Cannes Film Festival Jury President

  1. EmmaWoodhouse January 5, 2018 at 01:16 #

    this is EPIC news. SO READY.

  2. Schoolbea January 4, 2018 at 22:49 #

    I’m thrilled to bits! Those two ensembles you chose to illustrate the post are swoon-worthy, and they’re only making me hungry for what’s to come!

  3. Crystalline January 4, 2018 at 22:20 #

    I cannot wait for the RC Queen to bring her best outings and relive this jaw-dropping moment which made her crowned as reader’s 2011 BDOTY’-choice-2011/

    I reckoned that she also crowned as reader’s 2014 BDOTY in Armani Prive, which looked amazing too.

  4. Pheephee January 4, 2018 at 20:00 #

    Wow! That is so awesome! Cannot wait for Cannes!

  5. weiss January 4, 2018 at 19:53 #

    S C R E A M I N G!!!*

    * Some of her looks in the past years have been a tad try hard and awkward but she always delivers at Cannes…yes even that Giles was amazing imo. More of this and none of this please

    • Catherine Kallon January 4, 2018 at 20:06 #

      that Christian Lacroix Haute Couture gown still gives me chills

      And I totally agree

  6. Jerusa Herrera January 4, 2018 at 19:22 #

    Wow I am too very excited by this wonderful news, 2018 started with the right foot!

  7. Chris January 4, 2018 at 18:29 #

    When it comes to celebrity fashion, that’s the best news imaginable to me! 😀 Can’t wait!

  8. Alina January 4, 2018 at 16:55 #

    Oh, I hope she delivers! That Armani Prive in 2008 – iconic!

  9. Nicky January 4, 2018 at 16:52 #

    I love how this news is its own post. This is gonna be so good!

    • Catherine Kallon January 4, 2018 at 17:54 #

      Yeah 😀😀

      It’s major news 😀😀

    • anonymous as always January 6, 2018 at 23:14 #

      this ^
      I am so excited!!! I really can’t wait!

  10. TeaAtTwo January 4, 2018 at 16:48 #

    The feminist in me is delighted about a woman being in such a role but the fashion lover in me is just excited about the outfits.

  11. from-chitown January 4, 2018 at 16:18 #

    I am giddy with excitement about this!!

  12. Dana January 4, 2018 at 16:09 #

    Yay!!!! 2018 is starting off with a bang!

  13. Nat39 January 4, 2018 at 15:58 #

    Oh I’m so excited! Here’s to some major Bdoty moments!!

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