Denzel Washington to receive highest honour at SBIFF in California

  • He will get the honour thanks to his effort in directing, producing and acting in the film, ‘Fences’.
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Denzel Washington

Hollywood actor, Denzel Washington will receive the Maltin Modern Master Award at the 32nd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Santa Barbara’s historic Arlington Theatre.

The actor will bag the highest honour of the awards ceremony because, according to SBIFF Executive Director, Roger Durling, ‘Denzel Washington directing, producing and acting in Fences defines the Modern Master for the 21st Century.’

And Leonard Maltin, the person who the award was named after, will moderate the event.

Past recipients of the award include James Cameron, Clint Eastwood, Cate Blanchett, Will Smith, George Clooney and Peter Jackson.

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