» Oscar Winner Cate Blanchett Gets Honorary Doctorate
Oscar Winner Cate Blanchett Gets Honorary Doctorate
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Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett received an honorary
doctorate at Macquarie University here recently for her
contribution in the field of arts, philanthropy and community.
The "Blue Jasmine" actress delivered a passionate speech when
she accepted the honour at the varsity last week. She hailed the
arts as a 'driver of innovation and exploration'.
"The arts are what we stay alive for, what we work for all week,
what we dream about, what connects us and indeed, what some will
say makes us human," she said.
"Within this broad church is housed a myriad of professions --
professions which some of you will participate in, help change,
shape and evolve and I'd like to say today that it is the arts that
have always been the driver of innovation and exploration," she
The 48-year-old who has sons Dashiell, Roman, and Ignatius with
husband Andrew Upton, also stressed on the value of studying the