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Academy Award nominations feature several SBIFF honorees

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced Monday from Los Angeles. Several of the nominees will be making a stop in Santa Barbara over the next two weeks for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Scarlett Johansson received two Oscar nominations. One for Lead Actress for "Marriage Story" and another for Supporting Actress for "JoJo Rabit." Johansson and "Marriage Story" co-star Adam Driver, who is also nominated for an Academy Award, will receive the Outstanding Performers of the Year Award at SBIFF. They will be in town Friday, January 17.

Brad Pitt picked up a Supporting Actor nomination for his work in "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood." Pitt will walk the Santa Barbara International Film Festibal Red Carpet on Wednesday, January 22. He's being honored with the Maltin Modern Master Award.

Laura Dern has been cleaning up this award season. Winning a Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award for her role as a divorce lawyer in "Marriage Story." Dern added an Oscar nomination to her list of accolades. And she will be honored in Santa Barbara with the Cinema Vanguard Award on Tuesday, January 21.

Also nominated and appearing at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival are Renee Zellweger and Cynthia Erivo. Both picking up Lead Actress nominations for roles about real women in history. Zellweger for her portrayal of Judy Garland in "Judy." Erivo nominated for playing Harriet Tubman in "Harriet."

These Oscar nominees and other stars will be in Santa Barbara for the film festival from January 15 to January 25.

The Academy Awards will be handed out Sunday February 9 in Hollywood. You can watch the Oscars on NewsChannel 3.

Entertainment / Lifestyle / Santa Barbara- S County

Joe Buttitta

Joe Buttitta co-anchors The Morning News on KEYT NewsChannel 3 and KCOY 12 Central Coast News as well as NewsChannel 3 Midday.