Cate Blanchett to Be Honored at Costume Designers Guild Awards

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The Oscar-buzzworthy drama tells the tale of an unexpected love affair between a young photographer (played by Rooney Mara) and an older woman (Cate Blanchett) who's going through a difficult divorce with her husband. While their performances have been highly praised, they're not the only ones to command the screen — the film's '50s-inspired looks take center stage, too. Styled by Oscar-winning costume designer Sandy Powell, Mara is dressed up in actual vintage garb scoured from the U.S. while Blanchett wears custom-designed pieces. 

The 'Carol' star will receive the Lacoste Spotlight Award.

Cate Blanchett is getting recognized for her appreciation of costume design. The Oscar-winning star will receive the Lacoste Spotlight Award at the Costume Designers Guild Awards, it was announced Wednesday.

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The award "honors an actor whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design," according to a release. Blanchett has proven she's quite deserving of this honor — the Australian actress has worn one-of-a-kind designer pieces in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, donned chic pantsuits and glamorous gowns in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator and looked like the ultimate boss in Middle-earth in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Most recently, she wore elaborate ball gowns as the evil stepmother in Cinderella and embraced '50s elegance in Carol.

In addition to the CDGA recognition, Blanchett is nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in Carol and recently received a Desert Palm Achievement Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival.

The annual CDGA ceremony will be held Feb. 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.