Cate Blanchett Gives Inspiring Speech After Receiving Honorary Doctorate

The doctor is in!

Yes, Cate Blanchett accepted an honourary doctorate this week at Sydney’s Macquarie University.

The 45-year-old Oscar winner received the accolade for her extraordinary contribution to the arts, philanthropy and the community. And in her ensuing speech, she made it known her love of the arts is far from fleeting.

“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,”; Cate explained to those in attendance. “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.”;

Watch the entire speech below (begins at 05:38).

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