Simon Rex (Red Rocket) will receive the Spotlight Award and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog) will receive the Discovery Award during their respective film screenings at the upcoming 24th annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival taking place in person and virtually October 23–30, 2021.
They join previously announced honorees Kenneth Branagh, Adrien Brody, Clifton Collins Jr., Aunjanue Ellis, Harry Gregson-Williams, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Mike Mills, Ruth Negga, Dylan Penn, Sandy Powell, and Odessa Young.
Festival media partner Entertainment Weekly will also host the Breaking Big Awards and Panel on Friday, Oct. 29. This year’s honorees include Alaqua Cox (Hawkeye), Caleb McLaughlin (Concrete Cowboy, Stranger Things), Saniyya Sidney (King Richard), and Suzanna Son (Red Rocket), who will participate in a panel discussion and receive their awards. Entertainment Weekly will also host a photo and interview studio for talent and moderate select panels.