Blog Posts by Ted Mills

  • Leonardo DiCaprio and Quentin Tarantino (Photo: Getty Image)Maybe it’s the Oscar snub, or maybe he’s making good on his talk about needing a vacation. The big news out of Santa Barbara Thursday morning was Leonardo DiCaprio dropping out of his scheduled appearance at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

    On the evening before the 28th annual Fest opens, DiCaprio, who was scheduled to receive the American Riviera award on Feb. 1, cancelled due to “scheduling conflicts,” leaving his visage hanging around town on promotional materials. In his place, his “Django” director Quentin Tarantino, no stranger to the SBIFF, will step in and receive his own tribute evening on the same date.

    Also on deck to receive tributes this coming week include Ben Affleck, Daniel Day-Lewis, Amy Adams, and Jennifer Lawrence. And there’s a six-for-one evening of “Virtuoso” awards for Ann Dowd (“Compliance”), Elle Fanning (“Ginger & Rosa”), Ezra Miller (“The Perks of Being A Wallflower”), Eddie Redmayne (“Les Miserables”), Omar Sy (“The Intouchables”) and Quvenzhané Wallis (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”).

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