The prestigious Santa Barbara Film Festival, which is an Oscar Qualifying festival has announced Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver will be this years co-recipients of the Performer of The Year award.
Scarlett Johnasson and Adam Driver will be presented with their prize, which was created to recognize “select individuals who have distinguished themselves with exceptional performances in film this past year,” on Jan. 17, 2020 at Santa Barbara’s historic Arlington Theatre. “Scarlett and Adam have had such admirable arcs to their careers, making smart choices between independent films and big Hollywood franchises,” SBIFF executive director Roger Durling said Monday in a statement. “They both are such lyrical performers, imbuing their acting with keen sensitivity and intellect. Together in Baumbach’s Marriage Story, they regaled us with their best work to date.”
Marriage Story explores the end of a marriage, which forgoes the typical drawn battle lines, and intense fighting. Instead we see the end of a long running relationship and the nuances which only endings can bring into your life. Take a look at the trailer below.