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SBIFF - Virtuosos Awards

Saturday, February 10, 2024, 08:00pm

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2024 virtuosos




  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph (THE HOLDOVERS)

  • Greta Lee (PAST LIVES)

  • Charles Melton (MAY DECEMBER) 

  • Danielle Brooks (THE COLOR PURPLE)

  • Colman Domingo (RUSTIN & THE COLOR PURPLE)

  • America Ferrera (BARBIE)

  • Andrew Scott (ALL OF US STRANGERS)

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is honored to announce the second group of recipients to receive the Virtuosos Award, an honor created to recognize a select group of talent whose noteworthy performances in films this season have elevated them into the national cinematic dialogue. The 2024 SBIFF Virtuosos will discuss their work and receive their awards in-person on Saturday, February 10 during the 39th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The evening will be moderated for the 14th year by Dave Karger, Turner Classic Movies host. The first group of Virtuosos Awards recipients was previously announced last month by the festival. 

“I’m thrilled to add Danielle, Colman, America, and Andrew to our already impressive lineup of Virtuosos. This group of eight artists is simply the most diverse of any class in the 14 years that I’ve been hosting the event” stated Dave Karger.

The last four year’s Virtuosos honorees were Austin Butler, Kerry Condon, Danielle Deadwyler, Nina Hoss, Stephanie Hsu, Jeremy Pope, Ke Huy Quan, Jeremy Strong, Caitriona Balfe, Ariana DeBose, Jamie Dornan, Alana Haim, Ciarán Hinds, Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur, Simon Rex, Saniyya Sidney, Riz Ahmed, Maria Bakalova, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Andra Day, Sidney Flanigan, Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim, Zendaya, Awkwafina, Taron Egerton, Cynthia Erivo, Beanie Feldstein, Aldis Hodge, George MacKay, Florence Pugh, and Taylor Russell.

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

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