The Santa Barbara International Film Festival continues its tradition of honoring the year’s standout performers by presenting The 2015 Virtuosos Award to Chadwick Boseman (Get on Up), Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood), Logan Lerman(Fury), David Oyelowo (Selma), Rosamund Pike(Gone Girl ), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) and Jenny Slate (Obvious Child). The evening will be moderated by Dave Karger, Chief Correspondent and host of "The Frontrunners" on Fandango.
The Virtuosos Award was created to recognize a select group of actors who have distinguished themselves through performances in film this past year. Previous recipients for this award include Ann Dowd, Elle Fanning, Ezra Miller, Eddie Redmayne, Omar Sy, Quvenzhane Wallis, Demian Bichir, Rooney Mara, Melissa McCarthy, Shailene Woodley, Andy Serkis, Patton Oswalt, Andrew Garfield, John Hawkes, Lesley Manville, Hailee Steinfeld, Jacki Weaver, Emily Blunt, Carey Mulligan, Saoirse Ronan, Gabourey Sidibe, Michael Stuhlbarg, Casey Affleck, Marion Cotillard, Viola Davis, Rosemarie DeWitt, Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, Melissa Leo, James McAvoy, Ellen Page, Amy Ryan, Michael Shannon, Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, Jared Leto, and June Squibb.
Comments Durling, “These are seven exemplary performers that provide us with undeniable evidence that 2014 was a dynamic year in acting."
The talented group of actors will be recognized for their exceptional careers, including their portrayal of some of the most memorable characters in film this year.