In honor of their performances in 2014 feature films, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will be honoring Get On Up‘s Chadwick Boseman, Boyhood‘s Ellar Coltrane, Fury‘s Logan Lerman, Selma‘s David Oyelowo, Gone Girl‘s Rosamund Pike, Whiplash‘s J.K. Simmons, and Obvious Child‘s Jenny Slate with Virtuoso Awards during the 2015 festival. The special Virtuoso Awards honor is handed out in recognition of “actors who have distinguished themselves through performances in film this past year.”
“These are seven exemplary performers that provide us with undeniable evidence that 2014 was a dynamic year in acting,” stated SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling, announcing the Virtuoso Award winners.
Previous winners include Ann Dowd, Elle Fanning, Ezra Miller, Eddie Redmayne, Omar Sy, Quvenzhane Wallis, Demian Bichir, Rooney Mara, Melissa McCarthy, Shailene Woodley, Andy Serkis, Patton Oswalt, Andrew Garfield, John Hawkes, Lesley Manville, Hailee Steinfeld, Jacki Weaver, Emily Blunt, Carey Mulligan, Saoirse Ronan, Gabourey Sidibe, Michael Stuhlbarg, Casey Affleck, Marion Cotillard, Viola Davis, Rosemarie DeWitt, Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, Melissa Leo, James McAvoy, Ellen Page, Amy Ryan, Michael Shannon, Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, Jared Leto, and June Squibb.
The festival runs January 27 through February 7, 2015. The winners will receive their awards during a special ceremony on February 1st.
For more info on the Santa Barbara Film Festival, visit www.sbiff.org.
-By Rebecca Murray
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