Julianne Moore, a strong Oscar contender for her performance opposite Colin Firth in A Single Man, will receive the 25th Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Montecito Award.

The four-time Academy Award nominee will collect the award on February 1. The Montecito Award was created to recognise a series of “classic and standout performances” in a career. Previous recipients include Kate Winslet, Javier Bardem, Naomi Watts and Annette Bening.

The festival runs from February 4–14, 2010. For further details visit the official website.