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iW NEWS | Gosling Takes SBIFF's Independent Award

By Indiewire | Indiewire December 6, 2007 at 8:37AM

Ryan Gosling was announced as the inaugural recipient of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's first Independent Award. The Independent Award, an award the SBIFF established to recognize an actor who has made a significant and unique contribution to independent film, will be presented to Gosling on Tuesday, January 29, 2008. "In my opinion, Ryan has become the best actor of his generation - by making bold and well-intended choices," said SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The 23rd edition of the festival runs January 24-February 3, 2008. [Peter Knegt]
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Ryan Gosling was announced as the inaugural recipient of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's first Independent Award. The Independent Award, an award the SBIFF established to recognize an actor who has made a significant and unique contribution to independent film, will be presented to Gosling on Tuesday, January 29, 2008. "In my opinion, Ryan has become the best actor of his generation - by making bold and well-intended choices," said SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The 23rd edition of the festival runs January 24-February 3, 2008. [Peter Knegt]