SANTA BARBARA, Calif .– Carey Mulligan, a British actress, will find her name on the virtual marquee at the 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Mulligan, known for his work in “The Dig”, “The Great Gatsby”, “Wildlife” and many other films, is the latest actor to be recognized at this year’s event.
Mulligan’s remarkable career and recent performance in “Promising Young Woman” make her a star for the 2021 SBIFF Cinema Vanguard Award.
“I saw Mulligan on stage in 2008 in ‘The Seagull’ – she was such a magnetic combination of fearlessness and vulnerability there, and she continues to be awe-inspiring in all of us. She delivers her best work. so far in ‘Promising Young Woman’, ”says SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.
SBIFF released press information on Friday, including a list of actors who have already received the local award.
The Cinema Vanguard Award recognizes actors who have forged their own path, taking artistic risks and making a significant and unique contribution to cinema. Previous winners include Laura Dern, Michael B. Jordan, William DeFoe, Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Rooney Mara, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jean Dujardin, Bernice Bejo, Nicole Kidman, Peter Sarsgaard , Christoph Waltz, Vera Farmiga, Kristin Scott Thomas, Stanley Tucci and Ryan Gosling.
Mulligan has already received significant recognition for black comedy and her role as a woman on a twisted path of revenge. “Promising Young Woman” is scheduled for release in April.
Mulligan will be awarded on April 5. The curtain rises on this year’s COVID-modified SBIFF event on March 31 and ends on April 10.
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