Saturday, May 25, 2024

The 2019 Venice Film Festival Prize Winners

By Matt Neglia 

The 76th Venice Film Festival has ended with its annual prizes handed out by the jury for the best of the festival. There were some very bizarre choices made this year which took the internet by storm, officially kicking off the 2019 awards season with quite a bang.

​Click below to see a partial list of the winners.

Golden Lion
Director: Todd Phillips

Grand Jury Prize
An Officer And A Spy
​Director: Roman Polanski

Silver Lion, Best Director
Roy Andersson – About Endlessness

Volpi Cup, Best Actress
Ariane Ascaride – Gloria Mundi

Volpi Cup, Best Actor
Luca Marinelli – Martin Eden

Best Screenplay
Yonfan – No. 7 Cherry Lane

Special Jury Prize
La Mafia Non E Più Quello Di Una Volta
​Director: Franco Moresco

Marcello Mastroianni Award for for Best New Young Actor or Actress
Toby Wallace – Babyteeth

For a more complete list of winners, check out the list here. What are your thoughts on the first winners of the 2019 season? After “The Shape of Water” and “Roma” each won the Golden Lion and had successful Oscar seasons, what does this mean for “Joker?” Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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