Every time the Santa Barbara International Film Festival rolls out the red carpet, The Independent‘s photographer Paul Wellman is on the scene, shooting away as the stars go by. And every time that red carpet rolls up, you can find his best shots here at independent.com.
Here’s his work from the Kate Winslet tribute.
SBIFF 2009 Honors Kate Winslet…Again
Five-time Academy Award nominee Kate Winslet returns to Santa Barbara to be the only actor so far to have been honored twice by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. In 2005 Winslet received the SBIFF Performance of the Year Award and tonight she returns to take home the SBIFF 2009 Montecito Award. In between films clips Winslet took questions from film critic Leonard Maltin and the award was presented by actor and good friend Bill Nighy