Jennifer Aniston will be recognized for her career, including her recent work in the dramatic film Cake, at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Aniston is set to receive the Montecito Award which is given to a performer who has “given a series of classic and standout performances throughout his or her career and whose style has made a major contribution to film.”
Aniston received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination as well as a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Cake, and she’s on the short list of possible Academy Award Best Actress contenders.
The Montecito Award will be given to Aniston during the 2015 festival on January 30th. Previous winners include Daniel Day-Lewis, Naomi Watts, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, and Javier Bardem.
“Once in a while a performer who we thought we knew gets outside of his or her comfort zone and shows us the unexpected,” stated SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. “When that happens it is cause for celebration – and this is why the 2015 Montecito Award is bestowed upon Ms. Aniston.”
The 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival runs January 27 – February 7, 2015. For information on purchasing tickets, visit www.sbfilmfestival.org.
-By Rebecca Murray
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