Awards gala held on Jan. 28

The Santa Barbara Film Festival will fete six actors with the 2009 Virtuosos kudos at its awards gala Jan. 28 at the Lobero Theater.

This year’s honorees are Viola Davis, Rosemarie DeWitt, Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, Melissa Leo and Michael Shannon.

The nod, created last year, honors standout performances.

The fest runs Jan. 22-Feb. 1.

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