Santa Barbara Film Fest: Jenny Slate, Logan Lerman Among 'Virtuosos' Honorees

The duo will be honored alongside five other Oscar hopefuls — Ellar Coltrane, Chadwick Boseman, Rosamund Pike, J.K. Simmons and David Oyelowo
Jenny Slate in 'Obvious Child'

Obvious Child's Jenny SlateFury's Logan Lerman, Boyhood's Ellar Coltrane and Get On Up's Chadwick Boseman were not nominated for either a SAG Award or a Golden Globe Award this week, but they are not yet conceding the possibility of a long-shot Oscar nom. They will join three other thesps who did garner recognition this week — Gone Girl's Rosamund Pike (SAG/Globe noms), Whiplash's J.K. Simmons (SAG/Globe noms) and Selma's David Oyelowo (Globe nom only) — as recipients of the 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Virtuosos Award.

The honor will be presented at Santa Barbara's historic Arlington Theatre on Feb. 1 as part of the fest's 30th edition, which runs Jan. 27 through Feb. 7.

"These are seven exemplary performers who provide us with undeniable evidence that 2014 was a dynamic year in acting," SBIFF executive director Roger Durling said in a statement. Among the previous Virtuosos were 2014 Oscar hopefuls Eddie Redmayne, Quvenzhane Wallis, Shailene Woodley, Emily Blunt and Marion Cotillard.

The fest previously announced that it will be presenting its Modern Master Award to Birdman's Michael Keaton, Outstanding Performer of the Year Award to Foxcatcher's Steve Carell and American Riviera Award to Boyhood's Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette.

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