The annual ceremony will be staged as a U.S. TV special next month (June) due to the global pandemic, and in recognition of the tireless work performed by female doctors, nurses, teachers, researchers and other essential workers, the focus will be on "Frontline Heroes".
Blanchett, Monae and LuPone will also be feted for their professional achievements and philanthropy efforts as 2020 Power of Women recipients, although they will be helping to spotlight first responders during the one-hour event, which will additionally feature self-filmed tributes from previous honorees including Nicole Kidman, Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman, Blake Lively, Priyanka Chopra, Jennifer Garner and pregnant Gigi Hadid.
The special will be broadcast on the Lifetime network at 10 P.M. ET on 9 June, when it will also be livestreamed on Variety's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Variety/).
Viewers online will be encouraged to contribute directly to the United Nations Foundation/World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Fund during the show, with Facebook bosses agreeing to match up to $10 million (£8.2 million) in donations.