Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
The Cricket
Sean P. Means
Sean is the movie critic and columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @moviecricket.

» E-mail

» Subscribe (RSS)

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Gov. Gary Herbert, left, presents Robert Redford a gift for all his contributions to the state of Utah during a gala Nov. 9, 2013.
Redford to receive Santa Barbara’s “American Riviera” award

The accolades for Robert Redford are piling up this winter.

Redford will receive the American Riviera Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, on Feb. 7. The award, according to Hitfix, is given to a person "who has had a strong influence on American cinema."

At a glance

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Tough to argue with that assessment, considering not only Redford’s decades-long career as an actor and director — as well as the founder of the Sundance Institute, which has incubated hundreds of independent films and filmmakers.

The honor also has a fortuitous timing. The Santa Barbara event is a regular campaign stop for actors and filmmakers in the running for an Oscar. (Last year’s American Riviera Award went to Quentin Tarantino, who at the time was campaigning for "Django Unchained.")

Redford’s solo performance in the survival drama "All Is Lost" is considered a front-runner for a Best Actor nomination. Redford has already received a Best Actor award from the New York Film Critics Circle, and a Golden Globe nomination. Oh, and there was that tribute from Utah Gov. Gary Herbert in November.

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.