Four set for Santa Barbara festival award

Farmiga, Sarsgaard, Tucci, Waltz to receive Vanguard nod

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Stanley Tucci and Christoph Waltz with its Cinema Vanguard Award at a tribute to be held Feb. 12 at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara.

The award recognizes actors who have "forged his/her own path, taking artistic risks and making a significant and unique contribution to film."

"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," SBIFF exec director Roger Durling said.

Farmiga, whose credits include "Breaking and Entering" and "Nothing But the Truth," next appears in Jason Reitman's "Up in the Air."

Sarsgaard," who has appeared in "Garden State," "Kinsey" and "Shattered Glass," can currently be seen in "An Education."

Tucci, who played Julia Child's husband in this summer's "Julie & Julia," is starring in the upcoming "The Lovely Bones."

Waltz picked up the best actor award at the Festival de Cannes in May for his performance in "Inglourious Basterds."

The Santa Barbara fest runs Feb. 4-14.