Sylvester Stallone Receives 2016 Montecito Award #SBIFF

Last night was a total knockout at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival with Sylvester Stallone receiving the festival’s esteemed  Montecito Award.

The 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Montecito Award
SANTA BARBARA, CA – FEBRUARY 09: Actor Sylvester Stallone attends the Montecito Award at the Arlington Theater at the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 9, 2016 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

Stallone arrived arm-in-arm with his wife Jennifer and made their way into the historic Arlington Theater where Sylvester took the stage and carried a heartfelt dialogue with Deadline’s Pete Hammond.

The 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Montecito Award
SANTA BARBARA, CA – FEBRUARY 09: .Actor Sylvester Stallone and model Jennifer Flavin attend the Montecito Award at the Arlington Theater at the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 9, 2016 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

At the end of the conversation, the original Apollo Creed Carl Weathers recounted his audition for the role of Apollo Creed and presented Stallone with the award.

(Video Credit: YSL Digital Films – Gary, Harlene and William Conlin. Titles by Larry Gleeson)

Guests made their way to the festival’s Hennessey Lounge afterwards to celebrate the evening.

(Source: Press release provided by Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

 

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