One of our favorite nights of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is the presentation of the Virtuosos Award, which was created to recognize a select group of talent who have distinguished themselves through breakthrough performances in film this past year.

We take to the red carpet and chat with the six recipients (Gal Gadot was unable to attend), among them Oscar-nominees and some of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars. This year, we celebrate Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Hong Chau (Downsizing), and John Boyega (Detroit).

On Camera: Morgan Rojas

Editing by: Morgan Rojas

Camera: Ryan Rojas

Additional help: Flynn Mitchell