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Santa Barbara fest honoring Lawrence

Thesp feted for 'Hunger Games,' 'Silver Linings' roles

Jennifer Lawrence will receive the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Feb. 2.

“Lawrence impressed us earlier this year in ‘The Hunger Games,’ but has now left us moonstruck with her career-defining performance in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ – recalling classic turns by Lombard, Stanwyck and Colbert,” said fest exec director Roger Durling.

Past receipients of the honor include Viola Davis, James Franco, Colin Firth, Penelope Cruz, Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren, Heath Ledger, Kate Winslet and Charlize Theron.

The Santa Barbara fest runs from Jan. 24-Feb. 3.

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