Cate Blanchett is the jury president at this year's Venice Film Festival. Recently, the Berlin Film Festival decided to give "gender neutral awards" instead of best actress and actor awards. Blanchett was asked about that decision. "I've always referred to myself as an actor." "I'm of a generation where the word 'actress' was used always in a pejorative sense. So I think I claim the other space.
The Venice Film Festival, the world's oldest film festival and considered a showcase for Oscar contenders, is the first international event to take place with an actual audience since the movie world ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.