Eight actors and actresses “whose notable performances in” [2022 films] elevated them to national cinematic dialogue” will receive the Virtuosos Award from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2023, SBIFF announced Tuesday.
The eight stars include: Austin Butler (Elvis), Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin), Danielle Deadwyler (Until), Nina Hoss (tar), Jeremy Pope (The inspection), Jeremy Strong (Armageddon time), Stephanie Hsu and Ke Huy Quan (both Everything Everywhere All at once).
An evening tribute featuring both individual and group interviews with the nominees will be moderated for the 13th time by TCM presenter and Weekly entertainment awards correspondent Dave Karger and will take place on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, as part of the 38th edition of the film festival, which will run from February 8 to 18.
“This year’s group of virtuosos is unique in that they have all been performing for years and in some cases decades,” Karger said in a statement. “It’s an impressive pair that proves that you can have a breakthrough moment at any point in your career. I’m sure they all have memorable and inspiring stories to tell.”
Past recipients of the Virtuoso Award include: Caitriona Balfe, Ariana DeBose, Jamie Dornan, Alana Haim, Ciaran Hinds, Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur, Simon Rex, Saniyya Sidney, Riz Ahmed, Maria Bakalova, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Andra Dag, Sidney Flanigan, Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim, Zendaya, awkafina, Taron Egerton, Cynthia Erivo, hat Feldstein, Aldis Hodge, George MacKay, Florence Pugho, Taylor Russell, Claire Foy, Richard E. Grant, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, John David Washington, Timothy Chalamet, John Boyega, Mary J. Blige, Daniel Kaluuya, Kumail Nanjiani, Dev Patel, Mahershala Ali, Saoirse Ronan, Casey Affleck, Viola Davis, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Dano, Chadwick Boseman, Rosamund Pike and Jared Leto.