Cate Blanchett takes the plunge in a low-cut black pantsuit at the 2023 Independent Spirit Awards in LA
Cate Blanchett looked amazing as she hit the red carpet at the 2023 Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on Saturday.
The Australian actress, 53, went shirtless under a plunging black blazer with cape-like sleeves and asymmetrical pocket placement.
The edgy outfit from the Loewe Fall/Winter 2018 line also featured matching trousers and blue piping throughout.
The look was an eco-friendly choice, as the beauty had previously worn it to the annual Vanity Fair/CHANEL dinner at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.
The star was nominated in the Best Lead Performance category at tonight’s ceremony for her portrayal of a tyrannical maestro in Tár.
Stunner: Cate Blanchett looked amazing as she hit the red carpet at the 2023 Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on Saturday
Cate wore her light blonde locks parted in the middle and fell in soft waves. The beauty opted for delicate make-up, with just a touch of eyeliner and nude lipstick.
While on the red carpet, she mingled with Aubrey Plaza, 38, who matched her in a black pantsuit of her own.
The White Lotus star opted for a bright shade of red lipstick and swept back her dark brown locks for the night.
She was also spotted sharing a warm hug with Everything Everywhere All at Once star Michelle Yeoh, 60, who looked stunning in a deep blue velvet dress.
Cate also shared a friendly hug with Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis, 64, at the event.
The 38th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were held at the Santa Monica Pier, with comedian Hasan Minhaj hosting the event.
The nominations were officially announced late last year in November, and the awards show is best known for bringing together “top talent from across the world of film and television,” according to the official website.
This year, the awards ceremony will be streamed only and will not be broadcast live on IFC, a first since 1997, Variety reported.
Chic: The Australian actress, 53, went shirtless under a plunging black blazer with cape-like sleeves and asymmetrical pocket placement
Unique: the edgy outfit from the Loewe Fall/Winter 2018 line also has matching trousers and blue piping throughout
Stylish friends: On the red carpet, she mingled with Aubrey Plaza, 38, who matched her in a black pantsuit of her own
Blue velvet: She was also seen sharing a warm hug with Everything Everywhere All at Once star Michelle Yeoh, 60, who looked enchanting in a deep blue velvet dress
Inside: Cate also shared a friendly hug with Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis, 64, at the event
Instead, fans and audiences can easily tune into the beach festivities on IMDB’s YouTube channel, as well as Film Independent’s YouTube and Twitter pages.
Some of the top categories are Best Feature, Best Director and also Best New Scripted Series.
The Spirit Awards also introduced new gender-neutral categories, combining both male and female actors for Best Leading Performance and Supporting Performance in Film and Television.
Josh Welsh, who is the current Film Independent President, told Variety, “It’s something we’ve been talking about for three years.”
Another honor presented at the annual ceremony is the John Cassavetes Award, which is presented to a creative team for a film with a budget of less than $1,000,000. The nominees include The African Desperate, The Cathedral, Holy Emy, A Love Song and Something In The Dirt.
The nominees for best feature are: Bones And All, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Our Father The Devil, Tár and Women Talking.
Nominees for Best Leading Performance include Blanchett, Dale Dickey, Mia Goth, Regina Hall, Paul Mescal, Aubrey Plaza, Jeremy Pope, Andrea Riseborough, Taylor Russell and Michelle Yeoh.
In the television category, the nominees for best new scripted series are: The Bear, The Porter, Severance, Station Eleven and Pachinko.
The Independent Spirit Awards were officially launched in 1984 and they also act as a fundraiser for the independent film and television community.
Nominated: The star was nominated at tonight’s ceremony in the Best Lead Performance category for her portrayal of a tyrannical maestro in Tár
Nominees for the 2023 Independent Spirit Awards
Bones and all
Everything everywhere at once
Our father, the devil
Todd Field – Tar
Kogonada – Na Yang
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – Everything everywhere at once
Sarah Polley – Talking Women
Halina Reijn – Bodies Bodies
Best First Feature Film
Emily the criminal
Palm Trees And Power Lines
Best lead performance
Cate Blanchett – Tar
Dale Dickey – A love song
Mia Goth – Pearl
Regina Hall – Honk for Jesus. Save your soul.
Paul Mescal – After sun
Aubrey Plaza – Emily the criminal
Jeremy Pope – The Inspectorate
Andrea Riseborough – To Leslie
Taylor Russell – Bones and all
Michelle Yeoh – Everything everywhere at once
Best Supporting Performance
Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything everywhere at once
Brian Tyree Henry – Causeway
Nina Hoss – Tar
Brian d’Arcy James – The Cathedral
Ke Huy Quan – Everything everywhere at once – WINNER
Trevante Rhodes – Bruiser
Theo Rossi – Emily the criminal
Mark Rylance – Bones and stuff
Jonathan Tucker – Palm Trees and Power Lines
Gabrielle Union – The Inspectorate
Lena Dunham – Catherine Called Birdy
Todd Field – Tar
Kogonada – Na Yang
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – Everything everywhere at once – WINNER
Sarah Polley – Talking Women
Best First Screenplay
Joel Kim Booster – Island of Fire
Jamie Dack and Audrey Findlay, Story by Jamie Dack – Palm Trees and Power Lines
KD Dávila – Emergency
Sarah DeLappe, Story by Kristen Roupenian – Bodies Bodies Bodies
John Patton Ford – Emily the criminal – WINNER
Best New Scripted Series
The Bear – WINNER
The suitcase carrier
Best Lead Actor in a New Scripted Series
Aml Ameen – The doorman
Muhammad Amer – Mo
Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary School
Bridget Everett – Someone somewhere
KaMillion – Rap Sh!t
Himesh Patel – Station Eleven
Sue Ann Pien – As we see it
Adam Scott – Resigned
Ben Whishaw – This is going to hurt
Florian Hoffmeister – Tár — WINNER
Helene Louvart – Murina
Gregory Okay – Aftersun
Eliot Rockett – Pearl
Anisia Uzeyman – Neptune Prince
Dean Fleischer Camp and Nick Paley – Marcel The Shell With Shoes On
Ricky D’Ambrose – The Cathedral
Blair McClendon – Aftersun
Paul Rogers – Everything all at once – WINNER
Monika Willi – Tar
John Cassavetes Prize
A love song
Something in the dirt
Robert Altman Prize
Women Talking WINNER
Everything that breathes
All the beauty and the bloodshed – WINNER
A house made of splinters
Best International Film
Corsage – Austria, Belgium, UK, France, Italy, Luxembourg
Joyland – Pakistan, USA – WINNER
Leonor will never die – Philippines
Return to Seoul – Belgium, France, Romania, South Korea
Saint Omer – France
Tory Lenosky WINNER
David Grove Churchill Viste
Someone to Watch Award
Adamma Ebo – Honk for Jesus. Save your soul.
Nikyatu Jusu – Babysitter — WINNER
Araceli Lemos – Saint Emy
Truer Than Fiction Prize
Isabel Castro – Mija
Reid Davenport – Didn’t see you there – WINNER
Rebecca Huntt – Beba
Best Ensemble Cast in a New Scripted Series
Pachinko – Soji Arai, Jin Ha, Inji Jeong, Minha Kim, Kaho Minami, Lee Minho, Steve Sanghyun Noh, Anna Sawai, Jimmi Simpson and Yuh-jung Youn – WINNER
Best New Series Without Script or Documentary
Children of the subway
Ghost over murder
Pepsi, where’s my jet?
The rehearsal – WINNER
We need to talk about Cosby
Best Supporting Performance in a New Scripted Series
Danielle Deadwyler – Station Eleven
Ayo Edebiri – The Bear – WINNER
Jeff Hiller – Someone somewhere
Gbemisola Ikumelo – A class apart
Janelle James – Abbott Elementary School
Ebon Moss-Bachrach – The bear
Frankie Quiñones – This fool
Sheryl Lee Ralph – Abbott Elementary School
Molly Shannon – I love that for you
Tramell Tillman – Resigned
Best breakthrough performance
Frankie Corio – Aftersun
Garcija Filipovic – Murina
Stephanie Hsu – Everything all at once – WINNER
Lily McInerny – Palm Trees and Power Lines
Daniel Zolghadri – Funny Pages