The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which begins Thursday, January 24, is proud to welcome 13 Academy Award nominees, as this morning’s Oscar nomination announcements brought news that many of the artists and films SBIFF has the privilege of paying homage to have earned spots on the most coveted of ballots.
“We’re extremely proud to be able to host all of these nominees at SBIFF,” commented Roger Durling, Executive Director of SBIFF. “Congrats to all of them, and Santa Barbara’s so grateful they will be joining us soon.”
Lincoln emerged as the film with the most nominations receiving 12 in all, including Best Actor for SBIFF’s Montecito Award honoree Daniel Day-Lewis, who received his 5th nomination, winning twice.
This year’s Modern Master Award recipient, Ben Affleck, received his second nomination with a Best Picture nomination for Argo. Jennifer Lawrence, who will be honored for Outstanding Performer of the Year at SBIFF, also received her second Academy Award nomination for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook.
Cinema Vanguard Award recipient Amy Adams received her fourth Academy Award nomination for her role in The Master, and Virtuoso Quvenzhané Wallis received her first nomination for her performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild, making her the youngest Oscar nominee in history.
SBIFF will also feature four of the five Animated Feature nominees for AppleBox: ParaNorman, Brave, Frankenweenie and Wreck-It Ralph.
Additional festival attendees/films that received nominations include Foreign Language Film nominees Chile’s No, directed by Pablo Terraín, and Norway’s Kon-Tiki, directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, as well as Live Action Short Film nominee Buzkashi Boys and Animated Short film Head over Heels.
The number of nominees will continue to grow with the upcoming announcement of those participating in the panels, which will feature nominated Directors, Writers and Producers, as well as some of the nominated feature and short films.