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.
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
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.
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