Thursday, June 13, 2024

The 2020 Venice Film Festival Winners

By Matt Neglia 

The award winners have been announced for the 77th Venice Film Festival. Searchlight’s “Nomadland” has won the top price while Vanessa Kirby won Best Actress for “Pieces Of A Woman” which was later picked up by Netflix for worldwide distribution in the same day.

​Click below to see the list of winners.

Golden Lion for Best Film
Nomadland” – Chloé Zhao

Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize
“New Order” – Michel Franco

Silver Lion for Best Director
Kiyoshi Kurosawa – “Wife of a Spy”

Coppa Volpi for Best Actress
Vanessa Kirby – “Pieces of a Woman

Coppa Volpi for Best Actor
Pierfrancesco Favino – “Padrenostro”

Best Screenplay
“The Disciple” – Chaitanya Tamhane

Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor
Rouhollah Zamani – “Sun Children”

Special Jury Prize
“Dear Comrades” – Andrei Konchalovsky

Best Film
“The Wasteland” – Ahmad Bahrami

Best Director
Lav Diaz – “Lahi, Hayop (Genus Pan)”

Best Actress
Khansa Batma – “Zanka Contact”

Best Actor
Yahya Mahayni – “The Man Who Sold His Skin”

Best Screenplay
“I Predatori” – Pietro Castellitto

Best Short Film
“Entre tú y milagros” – Mariana Safron

Special Jury Prize
“Listen” – Ana Rocha de Sousa


Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Best Debut Film
“Listen” – Ana Rocha de Sousa

Best VR
Michelle and Uri Kranot – “The Hangman at Home: An Immersive Single User Experience”

Best VR Experience
Kiira Benzing – “Finding Pandora X”

Best VR Story
Fan Fan – “Killing a Superstar”

What are your thoughts on the first winners of the 2020 season? Do you see any Oscar potential for “Nomadland” and Netflix’s latest acquisition “Pieces Of A Woman?” The last three Golden Lion winners all went on to be nominated for Best Picture with “The Shape of Water” winning the top prize from the Academy. 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
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Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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