Every year, some of Hollywood’s biggest actors and directors, as well as rising filmmakers make their way to the Downtown Santa Barbara for two weeks, receiving various awards and watching numerous new films. The Daily Nexus was able to get up close and personal and interview stars such as Jennifer Aniston, Felicity Jones and Michael Keaton.

Photos by Lorenzo Basilio

Thursday, Jan. 29: Cinema Vanguard Award honoring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones of The Theory of Everything. Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus

Felicity Jones of The Theory of Everything. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Eddie Redmayne of The Theory of Everything. Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus

Eddie Redmayne of The Theory of Everything. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

More coverage about the Cinema Vanguard Award HERE

 

Friday, Jan. 30: Montecito Award honoring Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston poses on the red carpet for her tribute event. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Jennifer Aniston poses on the red carpet for her tribute event. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

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(Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

More coverage on the Montecito Award HERE

 

Saturday, Jan. 31: Maltin Modern Master Award honoring Michael Keaton

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(Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

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(Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

More coverage on the Maltin Modern Master Award HERE

 

Sunday, Feb. 1: Virtuosos Award honoring Chadwick Boseman, Ellar Coltrane, Logan Lerman, David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, J.K. Simmons, and Jenny Slate

Rosamund Pike received the Virtuosos award for her role in  Gone Girl. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) received the Virtuosos award. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Ellar Coltrane of Boyhood arrives at the Arlington Theatre. Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus

Ellar Coltrane of Boyhood arrives at the Arlington Theatre. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Logan Lerman was one of the seven recipients of the Virtuosos Award. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Logan Lerman was one of the seven recipients of the Virtuosos Award. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Jenny Slate, recipient of the Virtuosos Award for her role in Obvious Child. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Jenny Slate (Obvious Child), recipient of the Virtuosos Award. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

David Oyelowo recalls his experience preparing for the role of Martin Luther King. Jr in the film Selma. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

David Oyelowo recalls his experience preparing for the role of Martin Luther King. Jr in the film Selma. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Chadwick Boseman accepts his Virtuosos Award for his role as James Brown in Get on Up. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Chadwick Boseman accepts his Virtuosos Award for his role as James Brown in Get on Up. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

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(Left to right): David Oyelowo, Logan Lerman, Ellar Coltrane, Rosamund Pike, J.K. Simmons, Chadwick Boseman, and Jenny Slate receive their Virtuosos Award. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

More coverage on the Virtuosos Award, including interviews with all recipients HERE

 

Thursday, Feb. 5: American Riviera Award honoring Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke with a smirk as he walks down the red carpet. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Ethan Hawke with a smirk as he walks down the red carpet. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Patricia Arquette speaks on behalf of her American Riviera Award with co-star Ethan Hawke from Boyhood. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Patricia Arquette speaks on behalf of her American Riviera Award with co-star Ethan Hawke from Boyhood. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Ellar Coltrane () gave a speech honoring his  Boyhood co-stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette for their American Riviera Award. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Ellar Coltrane (middle) gave a speech honoring his Boyhood co-stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette for their American Riviera Award. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

More coverage on the American Riviera Award HERE

 

Friday, Feb. 6: Outstanding Performer of the Year Award honoring Steve Carell

Steve Carell takes selfies with fans as signs autographs. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Steve Carell takes selfies with fans. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Steve Carell revisits his film career during his tribute event on Feb. 5 (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Steve Carell revisits his film career during his tribute event on Feb. 5 (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Jennifer Garner made a surprise visit as she presents the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award to Steve Carell

Jennifer Garner made a surprise visit as she presents the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award to Steve Carell. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Steve Carell wins Outstanding Performer of the Year for his role in Foxcatcher. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Steve Carell wins Outstanding Performer of the Year for his role in Foxcatcher. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

More coverage on the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award HERE

 

Saturday, Feb. 7: Closing Night screening of McFarland, U.S.A.

The seven boys who portrayed the high-school cross country team in McFarland, USA

The seven boys who portrayed the high-school cross country team in McFarland, USA. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

The cast of  McFarland, USA. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

The cast of McFarland, USA. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

Kevin Costner and his wife Christine Baumgartner

Kevin Costner and his wife Christine Baumgartner. (Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus)

More coverage on the closing night and the screening HERE

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