FILM: Santa Barbara Names Viola Davis Performer of the Year

Posted: November 30, 2011 in Film
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According to Indiewire, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will name Viola Davis the Outstanding Performer of the Year for her work in The Help. This comes after Meryl Streep won the Best Actress award at the NYFCC for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Though it’s still early, Davis and Streep are expected to be the frontrunners for the Academy Award come February. Other competitors vying for the award include Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn), Charlize Theron (Young Adult), Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), and Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin). For now, it looks like it will be a battle to the finish for the two Doubt co-stars.

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