Hugh Jackman to Receive Kirk Douglas Award from Santa Barbara Film Festival

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Hugh Jackman to Receive Kirk Douglas Award from Santa Barbara Film Festival
Hugh Jackman will receive the 2018 Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Sbiff organizers announced on Monday. Jackman will receive the award at a special gala in Santa Barbara on Monday, Nov. 19.

Jackman currently stars as U.S. Senator Gary Hart in “The Front Runner,” Jason Reitman’s drama about the politician who went from being the favorite to capture the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination to pulling out of the race when the press discovered he’d been having an affair with a campaign aide, Donna Rice.

The film recently premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and also screened in Toronto, and will be released by Sony on Nov. 6.

Also Read: 'The Front Runner' Film Review: Politics, Sex and Media Collide in Hugh Jackman Drama

The Kirk Douglas Award has been handed out every year since 2006, with previous honorees including Warren Beatty,
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