Venice 2016 Awards: THE WOMAN WHO LEFT, LA LA LAND and More

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Venice 2016 Awards: THE WOMAN WHO LEFT, LA LA LAND and More

The 73rd Venice International Film Festival came to a close this evening with their annual awards ceremony.

It was a big night for the Philippines and the prolific Lav Diaz as his latest picture, The Woman Who Left, took home the prestigious Golden Lion prize. Diaz, who has directed 17 features since 1998, and been a staple on the prestigious festival circuit for years, is best known for his Un Certain Regard selected Norte, The End of History

Other notable wins include Emma Stone's best actress get for Damien Chazelle's musical La La Land and a special jury award for Ana Lily Amirpour's post-apocalyptic cannibal flick The Bad Batch.

The complete list of winners can be found below:

Official Selection

In Competition

Golden Lion: “The Woman Who Left” by Lav Diaz

Grand Jury Prize: “Nocturnal Animals” by Tom Ford

Silver Lion for Best Director:

  • Amat Escalante for “The Untamed”
  • Andrei Konchalovsky for “Paradiese”

Volpi Cup:

  • Best Actor: Oscar Martínez for “The Distinguished Citizen”
  • Best Actress: Emma Stone for “La La Land”

Best Screenplay Award: Noah Oppenheim for “Jackie”

Special Jury Prize: “The Bad Batch” by Ana Lily Amirpour

Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor: Paula Beer for “Frantz”


Horizons (Orizzonti)

Best Film: “Release Me” by Federica Di Giacomo

Best Director: “Home” by Fien Troch

Special Jury Prize: “Big Big World” by Reha Erdem

Best Actress: Ruth Díaz for “The Fury of a Patient Man”

Best Actor: Nuno Lopes for “Saint George”

Best Screenplay: “Bitter Money” by Wang Bing

Best Short: “La Voz Perdida” by Marcello Martinessi


Lion of the Future

Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Best Debut Film: “The Last of Us” by Ala Eddine Slim

Venezia Classici Awards

Best Documentary on Cinema: “The Graduation” by Claire Simon

Best Restored Film: “Break Up, the Man with the Balloons” by Marco Ferreri


Special Awards

Golden Lion For Lifetime Achievement: Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jerzy Skolimowski

Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award: Amir Naderi

Persol Tribute To Visionary Talent Award: Liev Schreiber


Photo credit: M. Angeles Salvador/ANSA

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One-EyeSeptember 11, 2016 4:26 AM

Winning that award should go some way to making up for the kicking Emma Stone got over that Cameron Crowe movie.