Fever Dream: the Collaboration of DiCaprio and Scorsese

The Oscar race might be straining the Santa Barbara film festival past its breaking point. Wednesday night, the appearance of Oprah Winfrey nearly broke the festival and last night’s appearance of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Martin Scorsese caused such a frenzy...
Posted On 07 Feb 2014

Santa Barbara Film Fest: Oprah and the Light

Oprah’s appearance as honoree of the Montecito Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival was planned before the Oscar nominations were handed out. There was a lot of drama, old-school Hollywood style, as to whether or not She would receive one. A lifetime...
Posted On 06 Feb 2014

Rooney Mara’s Speech for Cate Blanchett, and Blanchett’s Acceptance Speech

Please forgive the quality of this video but Rooney Mara’s speech from the Santa Barbara Film Festival is so beautiful I had to share it with you all. Blanchett speaks towards the end.
Posted On 02 Feb 2014

Cate Blanchett’s Outstanding Performance of the Year Tribute

Last night, the Arlington theater was packed to celebrate Cate Blanchett who was named as Outstanding Actor of the Year from the Santa Barbara Film Festival. It was a cold night in Santa Barbara, but that didn’t stop the many party-goers and restaurant-hoppers crowding up...
Posted On 02 Feb 2014

David O. Russell is Outstanding Director of the Year at the SBIFF

It is that time of year again for the Santa Barbara International Film Fest, on the heels of the Palm Springs Fest, where many of the Oscar contenders were in attendance.  Those selected to be part of this year’s fest here in lovely SB include Bruce Dern, Cate Blanchett,...
Posted On 01 Feb 2014

Santa Barbara Fetes Forest Whitaker

It was a cold night in Santa Barbara, one of the more beautiful places on the planet. The ocean stretches out longways on your left. On your right, giant homes dot the hillside, twinkling lights within. The Kirk Douglas award was being held at the Bacara resort, an opulent palace...
Posted On 06 Jan 2014

Emma Thompson to Receive Modern Master Award from SBIFF

The Santa Barbara Film Fest will honor Emma Thompson with the Modern Master Award, their highest honor: Santa Barbara, CA – The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor actor, screenwriter and producer Emma Thompson with the Modern Master Award at the 29th edition of...
Posted On 19 Nov 2013

Oprah Winfrey to Receive Montecito Award from SBIFF

It was just announced that Oprah Winfrey will receive the prestigious Montecito Award from the Santa Barbara Film Festival on February 5, 2014. Winfrey receives the award for her work in Lee Daniels’ The Butler and as a celebration of her overall career.   In The Butler,...
Posted On 12 Nov 2013

Quentin Tarantino to Receive American Riviera Award at SBIFF

The American Riviera award was to be given to Leonardo DiCaprio but he has since had scheduling conflicts and won’t be able to attend. In his place, the awesome Quentin Tarantino who will be honored on Wednesday, January 30 at the Arlington. Awards Daily will be there to...
Posted On 23 Jan 2013

Santa Barbara Film Fest to Award Leonardo DiCaprio with American Riviera Award

The festival, in its 28th year, has also announced today that it will honor Academy Award® nominated actor Leonardo DiCaprio with the American Riviera Award. DiCaprio, whose latest film Django Unchained was released to critical acclaim and box office success this Christmas, will...
Posted On 02 Jan 2013