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Jennifer Aniston Set to Walk Red Carpet in Santa Barbara

With a hit television show, an Emmy and a Golden Globe award, and a number of movies under her belt, Jennifer Aniston will be honored at the 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival celebrating her career including her inspirational performance in Cinelou Film’s Cake.

The Friends actress will be receiving the Montecito Award. The award was created to recognize a performer who has given a series of classic and standout performances throughout his or her career, and whose style has made a major contribution to film.

“Once in a while a performer who we thought we knew gets outside of his or her comfort zone and shows us the unexpected,” said SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. “When that happens it is cause for celebration, and this is why the 2015 Montecito Award is bestowed upon Ms. Aniston.”

Aniston plays Claire Bennett in Cake, where she plays a mother in pain over the loss of her child who struggles as she drives away her friends, husband, and even her chronic pain support group. This heart-wrenching story has rightfully garnered awards season buzz, with Aniston having already received SAG and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress.

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival runs January 27 to February 7th. The Montecito Award will be presented at the historic Arlington Theater on Friday, January 30th.

Tickets and exclusive passes and packages are available now and can be purchased through or by calling 805-963-0023.

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