‘Boyhood’ Stars Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke to be Honored by Santa Barbara Festival

This is the first time the festival has given the award to a pair of recipients

Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke
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Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke, the stars of Richard Linklater‘s critical favorite “Boyhood,” will be jointly honored with the 2015 American Riviera Award at the 30th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, SBIFF organizers announced on Tuesday.

The award will be presented at a tribute to the careers of Arquette and Hawke on Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Arlington Theatre.

In the past, the American Riviera Award has gone to Robert Redford, Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Annette Bening and Sandra Bullock, among others. This marks the first time that the festival has given the award to two people.

Arquette has won the Best Supporting Actress award from the New York Film Critics Circle and the Best Actress award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for her role in “Boyhood.” The film itself has been the runaway leader in critics awards, winning the top prize from NYFCC, LAFCA, the New York Film Critics Online and the Boston Society of Film Critics, as well as the Best International Independent Film award at the British Independent Film Awards.

Arquette has been acting for more than 25 years in a wide range of film and television projects, including the films “True Romance,” “Ed Wood” and “Bringing Out the Dead” and the television series “Medium,” for which she was won an Emmy and was nominated for three Golden Globes.

Hawke has received Oscar nominations for his role in “Training Day” and for co-writing “Before Sunset” and “Before Midnight,” two previous collaborations with Linklater. His other films include “Dead Poet’s Society” and “Reality Bites,” while his documentary “Seymour: An Introduction” will be released by Sundance Selects next year.

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will begin on Jan. 27 and run through Feb. 7 in the coastal town north of Los Angeles.