Tuesday night saw a star-studded affair for the Museum of Modern Art's eighth annual film benefit in New York, which raises funds inorder for important cinematic works to join the museum's collection.

Leading lady Cate Blanchett was this years shining star. Wearing head-to-toe Chanel couture, Cate was honoured for her prolific contribution to cinema. "This is going to sound like a massive justification, perhaps it is in the face of what's going on in the world, sometimes you're presented with the opportunity of working on projects that perhaps might last and perhaps have something interesting and important to say, and last year was definitely one of those years for me," said Cate speaking of her recent role as CBS producer Mary Mapes in the movie, Truth.

Museum of Modern Art honours Cate Blanchett

Cate later expalined: "My teacher said to me, 'If you're going to fail, fail gloriously. I've never forgotten it. You learn a lot from your mistakes. You have to take risks and make mistakes. It's terrifying, but it's the only way you will learn and improve."

Other attendee's included director Martin Scorsese as well as actresses Rooney Mara and Diane Kruger.

Museum of Modern Art honours Cate BlanchettMuseum of Modern Art honours Cate Blanchett

Museum of Modern Art honours Cate Blanchett

Museum of Modern Art honours Cate Blanchett