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OSCAR AWARDS 2024

Jimmy Kimmel to Host the Oscars

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Dolby Theatrer, Hollywood CA

Sunday, March 10 - 7pm-

Visit: www.oscars.org for 2024 nominees

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SBIFF

16TH ANNUAL KIRK DOUGLAS AWARD

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

RYAN GOSLING HONORED WITH 16TH SBIFF ANNUAL KIRK DOUGLAS AWARD

PRESENTERS ACTOR STEVE CARELL AND BARBIE DIRECTOR GRETA GERWIG

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

Yet Another Fabulous Film Festival

Great Awards to Spectacular Talents!


SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL  FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS 2024

Robert Downey, Jr. with Award Presenters Callian Murphy & Rob Lowe

Maltin Modern Master Award
Robert Downey Jr.

MARK RUFFALO

AMERICAN RIVIERA AWARD

Cinema Vanguard Award
honoring
Paul Giamatti

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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ANNETTE BENING

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Virtuosos Award
honoring
Lily Gladstone (KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON)
Da’Vine Joy Randolph (THE HOLDOVERS)
Greta Lee (PAST LIVES)
Charles Melton (MAY DECEMBER)

Virtuosos Award
honoring
Danielle Brooks (THE COLOR PURPLE)
Colman Domingo (RUSTIN & THE COLOR PURPLE)
America Ferrera (BARBIE)
Andrew Scott (ALL OF US STRANGERS)



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