Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Kevin Bacon will receive special honors at the 20th annual Santa Barbara Film Festival, skedded for Jan. 28-Feb. 6.
DiCaprio will receive the Platinum Award, created in honor of the platinum anniversary of the fest. Award recognizes his body of work, including “Aviator,” “Gangs of New York,” “Titanic,” “This Boy’s Life” and “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.”; he earned an Academy Award nomination for the latter. Of local interest, DiCaprio also did a stint in the early ’90s on TV soap “Santa Barbara.”
Winslet will be honored for her perfs in this year’s “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “Finding Neverland.” Thesp shared the screen with DiCaprio in “Titanic,” earning her second Oscar nom. She also was nominated for “Sense and Sensibility” and “Quills.”
Bacon, who has “The Woodsman” upcoming, receives the American Riviera Award, established to honor a thesp whose career has influenced American cinema. Bacon’s credits include “Footloose,” “A Few Good Men,” “Sleepers,” “Apollo 13” and “Mystic River.”
The lineup of films to unspool at the fest will be announced this week.