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Santa Barbara International Film Festival loaded with Academy Award nominees

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Some of the 2023 Oscar nominees who are set to be honored at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Some of the early favorites in the Oscar race are set to be honored during the 2023 filmfest.

As you’ve heard, the Academy Award nominations are out. You’re going to get the chance to see a number of the honorees in person before the Oscars telecast. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has events featuring a number of the nominees.

The list of this year’s nominees set to be a part of the festival includes Angela Bassett, Cate Blanchette, Kerry Condon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Frasier, and Colin Farrell.

A number of up and coming actors and actress who received nominations are also headed to Santa Barbara.

One of them is Best Actor nominee Austin Butler, who played Elvis Presley in the movie “Elvis.”

This list is expected to grow during the next few weeks, as the film festival announces those taking part in panels, and events for things like screenwriting and directing.

The 2023 Santa Barbara International Film Festival runs February 8-18.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.