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Cate Blanchett Pays Tribute to Heath Ledger

Cate Blanchett Pays Tribute to Heath Ledger

A glowing Cate Blanchett arrives at the 2008 Film Independent’s Spirit Awards held at Santa Monica Beach on Saturday in Santa Monica, Calif.

Cate the Great was on hand to collect the best supporting actress prize for her gender-defying turn as Bob Dylan in I’m Not There.

“It’s kind of cruel to make a pregnant lady waddle this far,” Cate joked at the beginning of her acceptance speech.

Cate, 38, paid tribute to fellow Aussie Heath Ledger, who died in January after accidentally consuming a lethal cocktail of drugs.

She described Heath, who also featured in I’m Not There, as one of the most “beautiful independent spirits of all.”

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  • Beck

    Cate looks gorgeous. She deserved the award, she is really great.

  • luckyL

    Love yah Cate! I would have preferred a more demure shade of lipstick though

  • Anon

    I have always loved Cate. The fact that she is so moved by Heath’s death and has so much respect for him makes me love Cate even more. Heath was so beautiful, inside and out. We have really suffered a major loss of a great artist.

  • Jés

    -always beautiful <3

  • Jés

    -always beaultiful <3

  • Tee-Jay

    Congrats Cate!

  • twinke

    She finally got her teeth done. She used to have gaps in between each tooth. Now if only Kate Moss and Kirsten Dunst wil fix there teeth.

  • twinke

    She finally got her teeth done. She used to have gaps in between each tooth. I don’t want anyone to get the wrong idea. She’s beautiful and has a terrific sense of style. The new teeth just completes the portrait. Now if only Kate Moss and Kirsten Dunst wil fix there teeth.

  • FC

    She looks really bad.

  • luckyL

    Omg Congrats on the award Cate!

  • lola

    What a beautiful sentiment. Well said, Cate.

    –read my blog at http://fashionpoirot.blogspot.com

  • Jane

    Cate, you’re gorgeous darling! She is such a classy lady. No need for Day Lewis dribble, just simple, respectful and sweet. She is an amazing actress and deserves the Oscar tomorrow!!! Here is one huge fan hoping she captures it!!!

  • http://tampham.blogspot.com tam

    Seriously, can she be any more stunning??? http://tampham.blogspot.com

  • rae

    So beautiful! I hope she wins tomorrow as well.

  • zoe

    she looks great! cant wait to see her tmrw at the oscars! how far pregnant is she? she’s getting really big. but anyways…look at those heels!

  • Alison

    I think she is very classy too. She looks great for someone who only just arrived in LA a few hours before this event, not to mention she is pregnant. That was nice of her to pay tribue to Heath.

  • cat

    so gorgeous ! so brillant ! The best actress !

  • miranda

    brilliant actress, but so ugly too…can’t be perfect!

  • http://arabaquarius.blogspot.com/ Arab.Aquarius

    Love them both. May he rest in peace. And hope she gets an oscar :)
    http://arabaquarius.blogspot.com/

  • cheyenne

    HEY DIDI…..

    Stay the fcuk off this thread b i t c h. We all know you hate Heath but there is no need for you to spew any more of your poison and vitriol and hatred. You have done enough of that on all of Heath’s/Michelle’s/Ledger family’s threads. Heath is buried now so let him rest in peace.

    You’re a vile, nasty, vicious, savavge c u n t.

  • Marta

    gorgeous woman

  • _

    Gorgeous! And no botox! Acting and vanity are diametrically opposed and Cate acting cares more about her craft than attempting to control something she can’t = aging. Cate show Nicole the light!

  • fabio

    i hope Amy Ryan win! Cate is too boring now!

  • halle

    yes she doesn’t have botox, but she is ugly as an orc!

  • amy

    Beautiful, classy woman. Great actress.
    Congrats.

  • _

    no she doesn’t use botox, she’s very fair and with the extremely bright lights it can be hard to see her wrinkles but if your eyes work you can see them in her forehead and obviously around her eyes. And this has always been true.
    The same is true of Angie…look at a close up you can see the faint lines in her forehead, like any normal person has, even one aging well.

    Actresses should have lines and tons of them since they get paid ridiculous amounts of money to make expressions over and over again!

  • Elaine

    I was wondering why Cate hadn’t said much publicly about Heath..I thought it would be such a hard thing for her to endure while pregnant. I think she had to wait a month before she could even speak about it without breaking down in tears. Is there anywhere that I can read what she said here about him??

  • jess

    she is lovely and so talented

  • Narcissa

    She spoke at his funeral, Elaine.

    So classy.

  • lidia

    My favorite person ever! I absolutely adore her. Stunning dress on a stunning lady. Could anyone actually hate her?

    And #7,8… I think she had her “teeth done” back in 2004/2005. You could see the different in The Aviator. Regardless, I think she looked lovely even when she had the little gap. Sometimes these little imperfections give a face even more character!

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