Julianne Moore to receive Santa Barbara fest’s Montecito Award

Posted by · 9:29 am · December 11th, 2009

Julianne Moore in A Single ManThe press release, in part:

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore at the 25th edition of the Festival with the Montecito Award, which runs February 4 –14, 2010, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place Thursday, February 11, at the historic Arlington Theatre.

The Montecito Award was created in recognition of a performer who has given a series of classic and standout performances in his/her career, and has previously been presented to Kate Winslet, Javier Bardem, Naomi Watts and Annette Bening, who was the very first recipient in 2005. Julianne Moore is the quintessential actress, easily transitioning from light humor to heavy dramatic roles, expertly guiding us on each of her characters’ individual journeys.

“This four-time Oscar nominee is a cinematic treasure,” says Roger Durling. “Her performances in Boogie Nights, The End of the Affair, The Hours, Far From Heaven and many others is the stuff of legends.”

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  • 1 12-11-2009 at 10:40 am

    Andrew R. said...

    Love Julianne. With A Single Man, the promising sounding The Kids Are Alright, and her stint on 30 Rock I hope she gets the renaissance she needs.

  • 2 12-11-2009 at 11:33 am

    ferdi said...

    absolute love her. She’s unique. Formidable. Also Safe, Vanya, Savage Grace, Magnolia… Great, stunning, deep and very dark performances.

  • 3 12-11-2009 at 11:47 am

    ferdi said...

    And she is subtle, nuanced and gorgeous in A Single Man. She deserves an Oscar nod. When she nails a great role (and is well directed) she has a sublime acting quality nobody has: that look at the empty inside, that eyes standing on the edge of a precipice… devastating and electrifying.