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Jennifer Aniston to be honoured at Santa Barbara Film Fest

'Friends' actress Jennifer Aniston will receive the the Montecito Award at the 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival for her performance in her latest film 'Cake'.

Jennifer Aniston to be honoured at Santa Barbara Film Fest

Los Angeles: 'Friends' actress Jennifer Aniston will receive the the Montecito Award at the 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival for her performance in her latest film 'Cake'.

The 45-year-old star will be presented with the honour at Santa Barbara's historic Arlington Theatre on January 30 as part of the fest's 30th edition (January 27-February 7).

Montecito Award has been presented annually, since 2005 to a 'performer, who has given a series of classic and standout performances throughout his or her career and whose style has made a major contribution to film'.

"Once in a while a performer who we thought we knew gets outside of his or her comfort zone and shows us the unexpected."When that happens it is cause for celebration ? and this is why the 2015 Montecito Award is bestowed upon Ms Aniston," SBIFF executive director Roger Durling said in a statement.

Previous recipients include Oprah Winfrey, Daniel Day-Lewis, Geoffrey Rush, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Javier Bardem, Naomi Watts and Annette Bening. The Emmy winner has received a Golden Globe nomination for best actress for her portrayal of an acerbic woman who becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic-pain support group. 

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