‘Boyhood’ Stars Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke Recognized by the Santa Barbara Festival

Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette Earn Santa Barbara Festival Awards
Samantha (Lorelei Linklater), Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke), and Mason (Ellar Coltrane), age 9, in Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD. (Photo Courtesy of Matt Lankes. An IFC Films Release.)

Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette have been chosen to receive the 2015 American Riviera Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The American Riviera Award is given out in recognition of outstanding careers, and 2015 will mark the first time the award is going to two actors. Hawke and Arquette co-starred in Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed Boyhood which has been collecting top honors from film critics groups.

The 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival runs January 27th through February 7th. The awards will be given out during a special event on February 5th.

“To honor Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke with the American Riviera Award is an immense privilege for SBIFF,” said SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. “Both have careers filled with significant achievements both on and off camera including their roles in Richard Linklater’s Boyhood – which features some of the most unique performances of the year in a project they worked on for over a dozen years – and proves that they’re artists that continue to evolve and inspire us.”

Past American Riviera Award winners include Robert Redford, Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Annette Bening, Sandra Bullock, Mickey Rourke, Tommy Lee Jones, Forrest Whitaker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kevin Bacon, and Diane Lane.

Boyhood was shot over a 12 year period using the same cast and is a coming of age drama focusing on a young boy named Mason as he grows from a child to an adult.

-By Rebecca Murray

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