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Should you have been to ask us per week in the past who would win the 78th Annual Venice Movie Pageant, we might most likely have stated “Bennifer.” However as a result of “Best Throwback Celebrity Couple in Attendance” isn’t really a class, the pageant’s Jury, helmed by Bong Joon Ho, gave the Golden Lion for Finest Movie to an unexpected winner yesterday: French director Audrey Diwan’s interval piece about how tough it was once for girls to get protected abortion entry in Sixties France, L’Événement (that’s Occurring, in English). Coming one 12 months after jurist Chloé Zhao’s win for Nomadland, Diwan’s win marks the primary time that feminine administrators have been awarded the Golden Lion over two consecutive years. This award additionally comes two months after one other French feminine director, Julia Ducournau, gained the Palme d’Or at Cannes for Titane. Under is the whole record of competitors winners.

Golden Lion: L’Événement, Audrey Diwan (France)
Grand Jury Prize: The Hand of God, Paolo Sorrentino (Italy)
Silver Lion for Finest Director: Jane Campion, The Energy of the Canine (New Zealand, Australia)
Volpi Cup for Finest Actress: Penélope Cruz, Madres Paralelas (Spain)
Volpi Cup for Finest Actor: John Arcilla, On the Job: The Lacking (Philippines)
Finest Screenplay: The Misplaced Daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal (Greece, USA, U.Ok., Israel)
Particular Jury Prize: Il Buco, Michaelangelo Frammartino (Italy, France, Germany)
Marcello Mastroianni Award for Younger Actor: Filippo Scotti, The Hand of God (Italy)


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