By brian | iW NOW November 23, 2009 at 6:56AM
Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Stanley Tucci and Christoph Waltz with the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 25th edition of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The tribute will take place on February 12. The Cinema Vanguard Award was created in recognition of an actor who has "forged his/her own path - taking artistic risks and making a significant and unique contribution to film." In previous years, this award was first bestowed on Ryan Gosling and last year to Kristin Scott Thomas.
"This group of supporting actors encompasses the best of the best. Their roles have made us love them as well as hate them, sometimes all at the same time," commented by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling in a statement. "I am so pleased to have all of them together, in one place to celebrate them and thank them for the cinematic treasures they have created." The silver anniversary of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will take place February 4 - 14. [Brian Brooks]