Santa Barbara festival to honor Michael B Jordan aka Killmonger
(Sourced from PTI)
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will be honoring Michael B Jordan with its Cinema Vanguard Award for his work in Black Panther and Creed II. The actor will receive the award at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara, California, on February 7, reported media. The 34th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival will take place from January 30 to February 9.
"It's thrilling to honor Michael B Jordan for the emboldened way he's shown us what it means to be a movie star for the 21st century," said Roger Durling, executive director of the festival. He further praised, "Mixing sensitivity with swagger, choosing important material that remains full of integrity yet becomes world phenomenon, and forging a cinematic partnership with visionary director Ryan Coogler."
The Cinema Vanguard Award honors actors who have forged their path, taking artistic risks and making a significant and unique contribution to cinema. Previous recipients include Willem DaFoe, Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Rooney Mara, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, Nicole Kidman, Peter Sarsgaard, Christoph Waltz, Vera Farmiga, Kristin Scott Thomas, Stanley Tucci, and Ryan Gosling.