Saoirse Ronan to receive the Santa Barbara Award at SBIFF

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Actress Saoirse Ronan will receive the Santa Barbara Award at the 2018 Santa Barbara International Film Festival for her work on the film "Lady Bird."

The Santa Barbara Award is given to a person in the entertainment industry who has made a great contribution to cinema.

Past recipients of the award include Isabelle Huppert, Sylvester Stallone, Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey, Daniel Day-Lewis, Geoffrey Rush, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Javier Bardem, Bill Condon, and Naomi Watts.

Ronan’s numerous film credits include "The Grand Budapest Hotel, Hanna", "The Lovely Bones", and "The Way Back". She has received Academy Award nominations for her performances in "Atonement" and "Brooklyn", and recently was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for her performance in "Lady Bird".

The event will take place at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at  8:00 p.m.

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