EXCLUSIVE: The Lincoln star will receive the festival’s Montecito Award for his performance in the Steven Spielberg movie and his overall career. The tribute, which includes a conversation with the actor, is set for January 26 at the Arlington Theatre. Previous recipients of the honor, created in recognition of a performer who has given a series of classic and standout performances, has gone to the likes of Geoffrey Rush, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Javier Bardem, Naomi Watts and Annette Bening. “Daniel Day-Lewis continues to inspire the industry and the public by his approach to tackling the most complex of characters and delivering brilliant performances time after time,” Santa Barbara executive director Roger Durling said. “He is indicative of what the Montecito Award represents and we are thrilled to be presenting this to him this year.” The festival runs January 24-February 3.