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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has rewarded 38-year-old actress Amy Adams for overcoming her “horrible stage fight” and her overall risk-taking capabilities. On January 31st, Adams was given The Cinema Vanguard Award at the Arlington Center for the Performing Arts.
Amy Adams has become well known for her roles in Enchanted, The Muppets, Doubt, The Fighter, as well as numerous others. She has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including her current nomination for Best Supporting Actress for The Master, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling called Adams “one of the gutsiest and most gifted actors working today” and claims she won because “she embodies what the Cinema Vanguard Award is all about, and after her performance in The Master, the time has come to recognize her talent and versatility,” reported Just Jared.
Prior to accepting the award, Adams was interviewed by Peter Hammond and detailed her rocky road to the top. She discussed previous jobs as a Hooters waitress and greeter at The Gap as well as her stage fright. You can watch the full interview below.