For the first time ever, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will bestow the American Riviera Award upon two actors. Already enjoying a very fruitful awards season, “Boyhood” stars Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke will accept this honor in Santa Barbara on Thursday, February 5, 2015.
What’s left to say about these exquisite performances, which evolved across 12 years of filming? Both actors should expect supporting Oscar nominations and have been winning critics’ accolades left and right, including a Best Actress win for Arquette from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. This week, we’ll find out if they’re up for Golden Globes and SAG nominations.
Feted for their influence on American cinema, previous American Riviera honorees include Robert Redford, Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Annette Bening, Sandra Bullock, Mickey Rourke, Tommy Lee Jones, Forrest Whitaker and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The 30th annual Santa Barbara Film Festival runs Tuesday, January 27 through Saturday, February 7, 2015. As previously announced, Steve Carell will receive the festival’s Outstanding Performer of the Year Award.