Monday, May 27, 2024

The 2021 Venice Film Festival Award Winners

By Matt Neglia 

The award winners have been announced for the 78th annual Venice Film Festival. Director Audrey Diwan’s French abortion drama “L’événement” (translated to “Happening”)won the festival’s top price, giving it a huge boost in this year’s race for Best International Feature Film.

​Click below to see the list of winners.

Golden Lion for Best Film
“L’événement” – director Audrey Diwan

Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize
The Hand Of God” – Paolo Sorrentino

Silver Lion for Best Director
Jane Campion – “The Power of the Dog

Coppa Volpi for Best Actress
Penelope Cruz – “Parallel Mothers

Coppa Volpi for Best Actor
John Arcilla – “On The Job: The Missing 8”

Best Screenplay
The Lost Daughter” – Maggie Gyllenhaal

Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor
Filippo Scotti – The Hand Of God

Special Jury Prize
Il Buco – Michelangelo Frammartino

What are your thoughts on the first winners of the 2021 awards season? Do you see any Oscar potential for any of the winners? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

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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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