For their critically acclaimed work in Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver will receive the Outstanding Performers of the Year Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Johansson and Driver will be honored at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA on Friday, January 17th.
“Scarlett and Adam have had such admirable arcs to their careers – making smart choices between independent films and big Hollywood franchises. They both are such lyrical performers, imbuing their acting with keen sensitivity and intellect. Together in Baumbach’s Marriage Story, they regaled us with their best work to date,” says Roger Durling, SBIFF’s Executive Director.
The Outstanding Performers of the Year Award recognizes select individuals who have distinguished themselves with exceptional performances in film this past year. Past recipients of the award include Rami Malek, Margot Robbie and Allison Janney, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan, Steve Carell, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Viola Davis, James Franco, Colin Firth, Penelope Cruz, Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren, Heath Ledger, Kate Winslet and Charlize Theron.
The 35th Santa Barbara International Film Festival will take place January 15th through 25th, 2020 and Marriage Story will be released in theaters and on Netflix December 6, 2019.