SBIFF’s Acting Accolades Announced

By Steven Libowitz   |   February 1, 2022

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has rounded out its list of tribute honorees for the 37th annual fest in early March, with the announcement that Benedict Cumberbatch, whose portrayal of Alan Turing in The Imitation Game earned him an Oscar nomination, will receive the Cinema Vanguard Award for his performance in current Oscar favorite The Power of the Dog, while previous Academy Award winners Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) and Nicole Kidman (The Hours) get the fest’s highest honor, the Maltin Modern Master Award, for careers currently capped by their portrayals of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos. Official Oscar nominations voting doesn’t start until January 27, but as always you can expect a majority of the 14 actors receiving tribute honors from SBIFF to be among the 20 nominee names revealed on February 8. The film slate for the fest should be announced soon. Stay tuned.  

Steven has covered a plethora of topics for the Journal since 1997, a now leads our extensive arts and entertainment coverage


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