Jamie Lee Curtis To Be Feted At Santa Barbara Film Festival

by Thomas Tuna

All bow to the Queen of Scream.

Jamie Lee Curtis–who is on the big screen (and streaming on Peacock) right now in Halloween Ends, as Laurie Strode engages Michael Myers in one final, bloody battle–will be honored for her contributions to horror (and film in general) early next year.

The acclaimed actor will receive the Maltin Modern Master Award–the highest award from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival–Feb. 11, 2023, according to a report on Deadline. The award–named for the famed film critic and historian Leonard Maltin–will be presented on stage at the Arlington Theatre.

Maltin said Curtis has “long since proven she has staying power. People want to watch her–whether it’s in a Halloween movie or in an offbeat character role. She’s talented and charismatic, and does her movie star parents proud.”

The Modern Master Award–renamed for Maltin in 2015–was created to honor an individual who has enriched our culture through accomplishments in motion pictures. Past recipients include Nicole Kidman, Glenn Close, Denzel Washington, Clint Eastwood and George Clooney.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the next Jamie Lee Curtis (and Halloween) sighting.


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