February 2, 2023
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Johansson and Driver to be honored at Santa Barbara film festival


Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver will receive the “Outstanding Performers of the Year Award” at the 35th Santa Barbara International Film Festival for their critically acclaimed work in Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story,” which will be released in theaters and on Netflix on Dec. 6.

Johansson and Driver will be honored Jan. 17 at the Arlington Theatre. The film festival will run from Jan. 15-25.  
The award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves with exceptional performances in film in the last year.

Past recipients 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 Santa Barbara International Film Festival is one of the leading film festivals in the United States, attracting 95,000 attendees and offering 11 days of more than 200 films, tributes and symposiums.