Angela Bassett will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Montecito Award, given to a person in the entertainment industry who has made a great contribution to film. Jamie Lee Curtis and Cate Blanchett will be honored with tributes at the 2023 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
In addition, the festival’s Virtuosos Awards will be bestowed on Austin Butler (Elvis), Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin), Danielle Deadwyler (Till), Nina Hoss (Tár), Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All At Once), Jeremy Pope (The Inspection), Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All At Once) and Jeremy Strong (Armageddon Time“).
Curtis, who just received AARP The Magazine’s 2022 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award in conjunction with her acclaimed turn in the mind-bending “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” will be honored with this year’s Modern Master Award, the highest honor presented by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Established in 1995, it was created to honor an individual who has enriched our culture through accomplishments in the motion picture industry. The award was re-named the Maltin Modern Master Award in 2015 in honor of long-time SBIFF moderator and renowned film critic Leonard Maltin.
Bassett will receive the festival’s Montecito Award, given to a person in the entertainment industry who has made a great contribution to film. With her powerhouse supporting turn as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, she just became the first performer to earn a Golden Globe acting nomination for a film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN