amy adams cinema vanguard award Amy Adams set to receive Santa Barbara Vanguard Award

Amy Adams is getting a big honor for her work in “The Master.” It’s been announced that she’ll be receiving the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Cinema Vanguard Award for her performance in the acclaimed Paul Thomas Anderson movie.

“Amy Adams is one of the gutsiest and most gifted actors working today,” SBIFF’s executive director, Roger Durling, says in a statement. “She embodies what the Cinema Vanguard Award is all about, and after her performance in ‘The Master’ the time has come to recognize her talent and versatility.”

Adams has been nominated for an Academy Award three times, and will likely get her fourth nod this year for “The Master.” The Santa Barbara awards ceremony will be held on Jan. 31 at the Arlington Theatre. The film festival runs from Jan. 24 to Feb. 3. Previous recipients of the honor include Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz and Ryan Gosling.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz