Emma Thompson to Receive the Santa Barbara Film Fest’s Highest Honor

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Academy Award winner Emma Thompson will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Modern Master Award. The festival, in its 29th year, bestows this award upon an individual who “has enriched our culture through his/her multi-facted accomplishments in the motion picture industry.”

Thompson is the only actress to win the Oscar for both Lead Actress (Howard’s End) and Adapted Screenplay (Sense and Sensibility), and will appear next as P.L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks, which opens December 13.