Actress will accept award at gala on Nov. 16
Jessica Lange will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s 2014 Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film, SBIFF organizers announced on Wednesday.
Lange, who won Oscars for “Tootsie” and “Blue Sky,” and Emmys for “Grey Gardens” and “American Horror Story,” will receive the award at a black-tie gala on Sunday, Nov. 16 at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara.
The actress is a current Emmy nominee for “American Horror Story: Coven,” and is now filming the fifth season of that FX series. She is also featured in the upcoming film “The Gambler,” with Mark Wahlberg and Brie Larson.
In addition to her two wins, Lange has been nominated for four other Oscars, for her leading roles in “Frances,” “Country,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Music Box.” She has also received a total of six Emmy nominations, including her two wins, and 14 Golden Globe nominations, with five wins.
Participants in the Nov. 16 tribute to Lange will be announced at a later date.
The Kirk Douglas Award serves as an annual fundraiser for the film festival, which takes place in late January and early February in the coastal town north of Los Angeles. The first award went to Douglas himself, with subsequent recipients including Forest Whitaker, Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Quentin Tarantino, Ed Harris and John Travolta.
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2015 festival, with reduced fees available until Aug. 8. The final submission deadline is Dec. 12.