*Oprah Winfrey will be saluted at a film festival in her own backyard.
The mogul has been named the recipient of the 2014 Montecito Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, to be held Feb. 5 at the Arlington Theatre. The 59-year-old lives in Montecito, a coastal town that is part of Santa Barbara County.
Oprah will be honored for her work in “Lee Daniels‘ The Butler,” where she played the wife of a White House butler played by Forest Whitaker.
Whitaker will also be honored at the SBIFF as the recipient of the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film. Cate Blanchet will also pick up a top prize, the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award, for her role in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine.”