Oprah to be Honored at the Santa Barbara Film Festival

Oprah Winfrey Award Santa Barbara Film Festival
Oprah Winfrey and Foreset Whitaker star in 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' (Photo: Anne Marie Fox © 2013 The Weinstein Company. All Rights Reserved.)
Oprah Winfrey has been chosen to receive the Montecito Award during the 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival running January 30 through February 9, 2014. The special awards presentation will take place on February 5, 2014 at the historic Arlington Theatre.
The Montecito Award is given to a performer “who has given a series of classic and standout performances throughout his/her career and whose style has been a contribution to film.” Winfrey was selected because of her performance in Lee Daniels’ The Butler.
Announcing Winfrey’s win, SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling said, “Ms. Winfrey, the actress, inhabits Gloria Gaines with such gusto – she makes you forget Oprah the impresario. Her performance is career-defining and reason to rejoice.”
Winfrey joins a list of winners that includes Daniel Day-Lewis, Geoffrey Rush, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Javier Bardem, Naomi Watts, and Annette Bening.
For more info on the festival, visit www.sbfilmfestival.org.
Source: Santa Barbara International Film Festival
-Posted by Rebecca Murray

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