“Theory of Everything” costars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, who play Stephen and Jane Hawking, respectively, will be jointly honored with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Cinema Vanguard Award on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the Arlington Theatre.
“The Cinema Vanguard Award was created in recognition of actors who have forged their own path – taking artistic risks and making a significant and unique contribution to film,’ says the festival. Past honorees include Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz, Vera Farmiga, Stanley Tucci, Peter Sarsgaard, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Ryan Gosling.
As previously announced, Eddie Redmayne will also be receiving the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, a neighboring Oscar-buzzy fest, in early January. Both Redmayne and Jones should expect their first-ever Oscar nominations in 2015 for these performances.
The 30th edition of SBIFF runs January 27 to February 7, 2015.