Santa Barbara fest to fete Day-Lewis

'Lincoln' lead to receive honor Jan. 26

Daniel Day-Lewis will receive the Montecito Award from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival at a tribute Jan. 26.

The “Lincoln” star will follow a line of recipients of the career-achievement honor that includes Geoffrey Rush, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Javier Bardem, Naomi Watts and Annette Bening.

“Daniel Day-Lewis continues to inspire the industry and the public by his approach to tackling the most complex of characters and delivering brilliant performances time after time,” fest exec director Roger Durling said.

The fest runs Jan. 24-Feb. 3. Previously, it was announced Amy Adams (“The Master”) would receive the Cinema Vanguard kudo at the fest Jan. 31.

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