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Best Motion Picture

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Original Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best International Feature

Best Animated Feature

Best Documentary Feature

Oppenheimer received 13 nominations.

American Fiction picked up a nomination for Original Score. Anatomy of a Fall received a nomination for Best Editing.

Winners will be announced on Sunday, March 10th.

For More:

Check out the full list of nominations here.







Motion Picture cast

American Fiction
The Color Purple
Killers of the Flower Moon

Male Actor in a Leading Role — Motion Picture

Bradley Cooper, Maestro
Colman Domingo, Rustin
Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers
Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer
Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction

Female Actor in a Leading Role — Motion Picture

Annette Bening, Nyad
Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon
Carey Mulligan, Maestro
Margot Robbie, Barbie
Emma Stone, Poor Things

Male Actor in a Supporting Role — Motion Picture

Sterling K. Brown, American Fiction
Willem Dafoe, Poor Things
Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon
Robert Downey, Jr., Oppenheimer
Ryan Gosling, Barbie

Female Actor in a Supporting Role — Motion Picture

Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer
Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
Penélope Cruz, Ferrari
Jodie Foster, Nyad
Da'Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers

Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
John Wick: Chapter 4
Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning, Part One


Drama Series Ensemble

The Crown
The Gilded Age
The Last of Us
The Morning Show

Comedy Series Ensemble

Abbott Elementary
The Bear
Only Murders in the Building
Ted Lasso

Male Actor in a TV movie or Miniseries

Matt Bomer, Fellow Travelers
Jon Hamm, Fargo
David Oyelowo, Lawmen: Bass Reeves
Tony Shalhoub, Mr. Monk's Last Case: A Monk Movie
Steven Yeun, Beef

Female Actor in a TV movie or Miniseries

Uzo Aduba, Painkiller
Kathryn Hahn, Tiny Beautiful Things
Brie Larson, Lessons in Chemistry
Bel Powley, A Small Light
Ali Wong, Beef

Male Actor in a Drama Series

Brian Cox, Succession
Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
Pedro Pascal, The Last of Us

Female Actor in a Drama Series

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown
Bella Ramsey, The Last of Us
Keri Russell, The Diplomat
Sarah Snook, Succession

Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
Bill Hader, Barry
Ebon Moss-Bachrach, The Bear
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Jeremy Allen White, The Bear

Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Ayo Edebiri, The Bear
Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Stunt Ensemble in a TV Series

The Last of Us
The Mandalorian

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Ryan Gosling SBIFF Kirk Douglas Award Red Carpet (photo: Bonnie Carroll)



By Bonnie Carroll

SBIFF Executive Director Roger Duling, Greta Gerwig, Ryan Gosling & Steve Carell celebrate Kirk Douglas Award presentation (Photo: Becky Sapp SBIFF)

The excitement level was on high as Ryan Gosling, Golden Globe nominee for his role as Ken in the award-winning film Barbie, and Greta Gerwig, the director of Barbie arrived to walk the Santa Barbara International Film Festival red carpet at the Ritz-Calton Bacara Santa Barbara.

Gosling gave interviews and was his charming best as photographers got their perfect shots. Barbie Director Greta Gerwig and SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling joined Gosling to share the special photo moment on the red carpet before entering the banquet room for dinner, followed by the prestigious award presentation given by Director Greta Gerwig and Actor Steve Carrell.

When opening the program Roger Durling, SBIFF Executive Director, stated “Ryan Gosling has long been both a dramatic and comedic force in front of the camera. This year, thanks to his universally hailed, triumphant performance as Ken in BARBIE – a film that truly demanded the attention of critics and moviegoers around the world – he has become a true cinematic powerhouse.”

Steve Carell gave an endearing speech filled with pokes and jokes at his friend Ryan Gosling but ended by saying “I do love Ryan Gosling. I love him more than my wife. He is smart, intuitive, and funny, he is a joy to be around, and most of all, and this is a big one for me, he is kind. Santa Barbara, you got this one right.”

It was obvious photographing Ryan Gosling and Greta Gerwig on the red carpet they have developed an amazing friendship and working relationship. “From the moment we started talking, he just understood. There would be no Barbie if he had not come to be our Ken” “It was a commitment beyond anything I could have dreamed,” said Gerwig.

She also shared “There is a thing in poker where to keep playing, everyone must put in more chips. And that’s what it’s like working with Ryan Gosling. If you want to keep playing, you need to ante up.” I could not think of a more perfect person to present the Kirk Douglas Award to than Ryan Gosling…genius to genius.”   (Photo: Bonnie Carroll)

Upon accepting his award Gosling shared he could not think of two more gracious and talented people to present his award. He thanked Steve Carell and Greta Gerwig, the girl of his dream’s wife Eva Mendes, and their two children. On closing he said, “no way I have contributed half as much to cinema as cinema has given me.”

Seen as one of the most exciting actors of this generation, Gosling is a two-time Academy Aard nominee for his work in Half Nelson and La La Land, and a four-time Golden Globe nominee, and a winner for his role in la La Land. He has also won a Film Independent Spirit Award, National Board of Review Award and nominations from BAFTA and the Screen Actors Guild. From Cannes to Palm Springs to Sundance he has received recognition from prestigious critics’ associations and festivals worldwide. He was SBIFF as Outstanding Performer of the Year in 2017 for his performance in La La Land, and for his work in Lars and the Real Girl in 2008 he was presented the SBIFF Cinema Vanguard Award. Gosling’s other titles include Blue Valentine, Drive, Crazy Stupid, Love, The Big Short and Blade Runner 2049.

BARBIE Ryan Gosling & Greta Gerwig (Photo: Bonnie Carroll)

Past recipients of the annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film have included Michelle Yeoh, Martin Scorsese, Hugh Jackman, Dame Judi Dench, Warren Beatty, Jane Fonda, Jessica Lange, Forest Whitaker, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Quentin Tarantino, Ed Harris, and John Travolta.

The SBIFF is a 51 (c)(3) non-profit arts and educational organization dedicated to discovering and showcasing the best in independent and international cinema. Over the past 37 years, SBIFF has become one of the leading film festivals in the United States – attracting 100,000 attendees and offering 11 says of 200+ films, tributes, and symposiums, fulfilling their mission to engage, enrich, and inspire the Santa Barbara community through film.

Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s 39th event will take place LIVE February 7-17, 2024, and will include screenings, filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, and celebrity tributes held throughout the city, including the Arlington theatre. 2024 Festival passes are on sale now at sbiff.org.

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February 7-17, 2024 SBIFF


Maltin Modern Master Award
Robert Downey Jr.
Friday, February 9th, 2024
Arlington Theatre

Cinema Vanguard Award
Paul Giamatti

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

Arlington Theatre,
Santa Barbara, CA





Friday, February 16

8:00 P.M.

Tickets: www.sbiff.org


Virtuosos Award
Da’Vine Joy Randolph (THE HOLDOVERS)
Greta Lee (PAST LIVES)
Charles Melton (MAY DECEMBER)


Saturday, February 10th, 2024

Arlington Theatre,
Santa Barbara, CA

Virtuosos Award
Danielle Brooks (THE COLOR PURPLE)
America Ferrera (BARBIE)

Saturday, February 10th, 2024

Arlington Theatre,
Santa Barbara, CA


 2024 GOLDEN GLOBES January 7, 2024



Beverly Hilton Hotel

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Anatomy of a Fall
Killers of the Flower Moon
Past Lives
The Zone of Interest

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
American Fiction
The Holdovers
May December
Poor Things

Best Motion Picture – Animated
The Boy and the Heron
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Best Cinematic and Box Office Achievement
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
John Wick: Chapter 4
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour
The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language
Anatomy of a Fall (France)
Fallen Leaves (Finland)
Io Capitano (Italy)
Past Lives (United States)
Society of the Snow (Spain)
The Zone of Interest (United Kingdom)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Annette Bening, Nyad
Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon
Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a Fall
Carey Mulligan, Maestro
Greta Lee, Past Lives
Cailee Spaeny, Priscilla

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Bradley Cooper, Maestro
Leonardo DiCaprio, Killers of the Flower Moon
Colman Domingo, Rustin
Barry Keoghan, Saltburn
Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer
Andrew Scott, All of Us Strangers

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Willem Dafoe, Poor Things
Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon
Robert Downey Jr., Oppenheimer
Ryan Gosling, Barbie
Charles Melton, May December
Mark Ruffalo, Poor Things

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Nicolas Cage, Dream Scenario
Timothée Chalamet, Wonka
Matt Damon, Air
Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers
Joaquin Phoenix, Beau Is Afraid
Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Fantasia Barrino, The Color Purple
Jennifer Lawrence, No Hard Feelings
Natalie Portman, May December
Alma Pöysti, Fallen Leaves
Margot Robbie, Barbie
Emma Stone, Poor Things

Best Director — Motion Picture
Bradley Cooper (Maestro)
Greta Gerwig (Barbie)
Yorgos Lanthimos (Poor Things)
Christopher Nolan (Oppenheimer)
Martin Scorsese (Killers of the Flower Moon)
Celine Song (Past Lives)


Jimmy Kimmel to Host the Oscars

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Dolby Theatrer, Hollywood CA

Sunday, March 10 - 7pm

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FEBRUARY 11, 2024

Mark Ruffalo will be honored with the American Riviera Award at the 39th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Ruffalo will receive the award on Sunday, February 11, 2024 at an in-person conversation about his career, leading up to this year’s performance as Ducan Wedderburn in the upcoming Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things.”

Emmy winner and three-time Academy Award® - nominee Mark Ruffalo is one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors. Ruffalo will next be seen in Yorgos Lanthimos and Searchlight Pictures’ “Poor Things” and Bong Joon Ho’s “Mickey 17.”  Ruffalo was nominated for Academy Awards for his roles in “Spotlight,” “Foxcatcher” and “The Kids are Alright.” He won the Emmy and the Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of twin brothers in "I Know This Much is True," and also won a Screen Actors Guild for his role in Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart."

Ruffalo's commitment extends beyond the silver screen, as exemplified in his lead role in "Dark Waters," a film which leveraged the power of storytelling to shed light on the urgent need for environmental protections. His advocacy for clean energy and environmental and social justice aligns seamlessly with the stories and characters he brings to life on screen.

“Ruffalo has been such a remarkable performer for years - deserving all the honors year after year - but his go-for broke acting in ‘Poor Things’ is a revelation. An extraordinary talent that just keeps outdoing himself” remarked SBIFF’s Executive Director Roger Durling.

Behind the camera, Ruffalo has produced numerous projects, many of which bring attention to the fight for indigenous rights, environmental concerns and the communities most affected by the climate crisis. Most recently, Ruffalo produced “Lakota Nation vs. United States,” “Invisible Hand” and “Dear President Obama: The Clean Energy Revolution Is Now.”

Ruffalo is a co-founder and Board member of The Solutions Project, a national organization with a mission to accelerate the transition to 100% clean energy and equitable access to healthy air, water, and soils by supporting climate justice organizations, especially those led by women of color. He received the Global Green Millennium Award for Environmental Leadership, the Meera Gandhi Giving Back Foundation Award, The Big Fish Award from Riverkeeper, and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Artists Inspiration Award in 2019 for using his creative and professional success as a performing artist to advance philanthropic and humanitarian causes.

From filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and producer Emma Stone comes the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.

The American Riviera Award was established to recognize actors who have made a significant contribution to American Cinema. Previous recipients include Brendan Fraser, Kristen Stewart, Delroy Lindo, Renée Zellweger, Viggo Mortenson, Sam Rockwell, Jeff Bridges, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Robert Redford, Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Annette Bening, Sandra Bullock, Mickey Rourke, Tommy Lee Jones, Forrest Whitaker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kevin Bacon and Diane Lane.

The 39th Santa Barbara International Film Festival will take place LIVE February 7 - February 17, 2024. Official events including screenings, filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, and celebrity tributes, will be held throughout the city, including at the historic Arlington Theatre. Passes for the 2024 Festival are on sale now at sbiff.org.

Last year, the festival had 52 world premieres, 78 U.S. premieres, with honorary awards feted on Angela Bassett, Cate Blanchett, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Fraser, Austin Butler, Kerry Cordon, Danielle Deadwyler, Nina Hoss, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jeremy Strong, Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Todd Field and Martin McDonagh.

A-list and industry guests will once again ascend to Santa Barbara, making it a must-stop location on the awards circuit, and delivering a record number of films with many World and U.S. premieres. The film lineup and schedule will be announced January, 2024.

About the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and educational organization dedicated to discovering and showcasing the best in independent and international cinema. Over the past 38 years, SBIFF has become one of the leading film festivals in the United States – attracting 100,000+ attendees and offering 11 days of 200+ films including 100+ premieres representing over 60 countries, tributes and panel discussions, fulfilling their mission to engage, enrich, and inspire the Santa Barbara community through film.

In 2016, SBIFF entered a new era with the acquisition of the historic and beloved Riviera Theatre. After a capital campaign and renovation, the theatre is now SBIFF’s new state-of-the-art, year-round home, showing new international and independent films every day. In 2019, SBIFF opened its own Education Center in downtown Santa Barbara on State Street to serve as a home for its many educational programs and a place for creativity and learning.



By Bonnie Carroll


Perusing the POOPH’s Critics' Choice Luxury Lounge, presented by LA Smiles Dentistry and GBK Brand Bar, hosting the best and brightest in Film & Television, including nominees, winners, and presenters of not just the Critics’ Choice Awards, but also the Golden Globe Awards, The Emmy® Awards, and OSCARS was beyond fun this year. The lounge was held in the Rose Garden of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills and was electric with excitement and fun.

This year’s lounge included over $50,000 in the hottest gifts, trips, and luxury items. Some of the attending guests included Oscar winners, Angela Bassett & Mira Sorvino as well as Emmy & Critics' Choice winners, nominees, and presenters such as Brian Cox from award winning show Succession, Chris MacDonald, Karen Pittman from Morning Show, Scott Evans from the award-winning film, 'Barbie', Liza Colon Zayas from 'The Bear', Akbar Gbajabiamila, Bridget Everett, Carl Anthony Payne, and other award nominated shows including the cast members of the nominated series 'Jury Duty', Cast members from 'Ted Lasso', William Stanford Davis and Chris Perfetti from 'Abbott Elementary', Josh Whitehouse and Ayesha Harris from 'Daisy Jones & The Six', and Hector Elizondo & Jason Grey-Stanford from 'Monk’s Last Case'. Some of the other stars in attendance included Luenell Campbell, Deon Cole, Nika King, Armin Amiri, Sofia Sanchez, Shari Belafonte, Neil Ellice, Abby Ryder, Calah Lane, Michael Irby, and many, many more.

The scene was buzzing with celebrities catching up with friends, cuddling puppies, and enjoying music from DJ Adam of ADM Entertainment on the roof. Each was honored with items from POOPH, the #1 best-selling pet odor eliminator on the market that is safe, non-toxic, fragrance-free and works instantly. Pooph also donated a year supply in the name of each celebrity to the pet shelter of choice.  Each guest received customized treatment plans with Dr. Shawn Davaie of LA Smile Specialists, a premium dental office in Beverly Hills that understands the importance of healthy and attractive smiles.

Guests enjoyed being honored by Michael Todd Beauty's award-winning organically based skin care products and at-home beauty devices that ‘bring the spa home’ by Spa Sciences. Sailrock Resort, a premier luxury 5-star resort in Turks and Caicos Island presented a 5-night stay with a private villa, Care A2+, an Australian wellness company providing baby formula to nourish your children naturally with proven results provided their product to guests in need and allowed them to make a donation of product to a woman in need.

Other brands being gifted included: El Cristiano's ultra-premiumtequila, Fog Crest Vineyard, the only black-female owned vineyard in Sonoma, $1000 Certificate of sandwiches by Ike's Love and Sandwiches, vegan candles and body butter by Milena Los Angeles, luxury athleisure wear by Rear Ended “Frame the Booty”, fantastic products that support the body’s natural detoxification by Roots Brands, as well as Shikohin’s Japanese longevity skincare line for men.  Guests were excited to receive Emeril Everyday products by Emeril Lagasse and items from the fun doggy lifestyle brand, Glow Pups. Action Takers Publishing provided ghostwriting and publishing services giving top talent the opportunity to the write their own book and become a number one best seller.  Other items included Rest Duvet’s Evercool Cooling Comforters, Price.com gift cards, and an additional hotel stay by La Casa del Camino Hotel in Laguna Beach, along with globally recognized travel essentials by Lo & Sons.

As part of his commitment to giving back, Gavin Keilly, CEO of GBK Brand Bar partnered with animal rescue organizations, including, Angel City Pit Bulls, and Paws for Life K9 Rescue. The Collective Identity Mentoring, a grassroots mentoring program for black girls and gender-expansive youth, partnered as well. Gavin has secured over $10 million to over 50 charities since 2002.



Entertainment Journalist Bonnie Carroll with Matt & Mark Harris WOW! Creations



By Bonnie Carroll

View from the Aster Hotel & Club Rooftop

It was a gorgeous day on the Rooftop at The Aster Hotel & Club for a fantastic 2024 pre-Emmy Award celebration suite where celebs, VIPs and media enjoyed the best in California sunshine, optional lunch at the renowned Lemon Grove Restaurant, purveyor cocktails and treats, along with best selling books, skin products, fine liquor and wine selections, designer jewelry, soaps from Sante Fe, fine cigars, Big Mouth tooth brushes, valuable gift certificates and much more.

Actor William Shatner joined the fun, as did many oth nominees, past winners and presenter celebs who enjoyed cocktails, bites, and beautiful gifted products. It was great to watch the fun action with the iconic Capitol Record building and the Hollywood Sign views in the background. This was a pre-Emmy event at its best and it was fabulous to see everyone celebrating entertainment honors again.  

The Aster Hoel & Club has become known as the ideal spot for great industry parties due to the impressive views of the Hollywood Hills, and Hollywood action on the streets below. Their private club members have access to a fabulous private screening room and recording facilities on site. Kudos to Mark & Matt Harris, WOW! Creations, for such a fun and welcome traditional Hollywood event! Aster Hotel & Lemon Grove Restaurant, 1717 Vine Street, Hollywood.

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