Dame Helen Mirren will be honored with a tribute and receive the award for "Outstanding Performance of the Year" for her role in "The Queen" at the upcoming 22nd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the event announced Tuesday. The event will take place Friday, January 26th during the 22nd SBIFF, which takes place January 25 - February 4. "It is an honor to celebrate Dame Helen Mirren's performance in this role," commented SBIFF executive director Roger Durling in a statement. "She beautifully captured the conflict this woman felt in a time of personal tragedy and public loss. The way she was able to balance power and vulnerability with this portrayal was incredible." [Brian Brooks]