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Santa Barbara Film Festival to honor Haim, DeBose, 6 others

Santa Barbara Film Festival Honorees
Posted at 9:59 AM, Jan 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-06 12:59:01-05

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — “West Side Story’s” Ariana DeBose, “Licorice Pizza’s” Alana Haim and “Belfast’s” Caitriona Balfe are among the actors who will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Virtuosos Award this year.

Festival organizers say they plan to give out the honors at an in-person event on March 5.

The eight actors singled out for the award include newcomers, like Saniyya Sidney who plays Venus Williams in “King Richard” and “CODA’s” Emilia Jones and Troy Kotsur, as well as more familiar faces, like Simon Rex (“Red Rocket”) and Jamie Dornan (“Belfast”).