Cate Blanchett and Colin Farrell won the top acting award at the Venice International Film Festival on Saturday. Blanchett won for her performance as a popular conductor in Todd Field and Farrell’s “TAR” playing a man who is broken up by his longtime friend in “The Banshees of Inisherin” by Martin McDonagh.
I am shocked to receive this and very emotional,” Farrell said in a live video message broadcast at the festival on Saturday night. McDonagh was on the spot to receive the award.
The Dubliner (46), who stars opposite Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan in Martin McDonagh’s film, took home tonight’s prestigious award alongside winner Cate Blanchett.
On Tuesday, Farrell and his co-stars received a 13-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival following the film’s premiere.
The actor reunites with In Bruges co-star Brendan Gleeson and director Martin McDonagh for the upcoming drama about two Irish men whose lifelong friendship comes to an abrupt end.
According to Variety, Farrell, Gleeson and McDonagh have received the “longest and loudest reception” of any film yet to screen at this year’s festival.
Set on an island off the west coast of Ireland in 1923, The Banshees of Inisherin follows lifelong friends Pádraic (Farrell) and Colm (Gleeson), who feel stuck when Colm is taken by surprise. end their friendship.
“Bones and All” star Taylor Russell won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for best young actress for her performance in the cannibal love story co-starring Timothée Chalamet.
“I prepared a speech because I was nervous,” Russell said. “I am grateful beyond belief to be standing here. A lot of my heroes are in this room.
Russell thanks director Luca Guadagnino.
“He’s been a great friend to me and I love him so much.” Russell said.
The 79th Venice International Film Festival concluded on Saturday evening as the jury gathered to present the awards to the films in competition in a ceremony chaired by Rocio Munoz Morales.
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The jury, led by Julianne Moore, is selecting the winners from 23 competing films, many of which are expected to win the Oscars. The Oscar-winner chaired a jury that included French director Audrey Diwan, whose film “Happening” won last year’s Golden Lion, author Kazuo Ishiguro (“Never Let Me Go”), and actors. Iranian member Leila Hatami (“A Sepilities”). The main jury also includes Italian director Leonardo Di Costanzo (“The Inner Cage”) Argentine filmmaker Mariano Cohn (“Official Competition”) and Rodrigo Sorogoyen (“The Candidate”).
The Venice premiere has kicked off several successful Oscar campaigns in recent years, leading to nominations and even wins. Seven times in the past nine years the best director Oscar has gone to a film that has had its world premiere at the festival, including Chloé Zhao, Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro G. Iñarritu, twice, Guillermo del Toro and Damien Chazelle. It has also debuted several future best picture winners such as “Nomadland”, “The Shape of Water” and “Birdman”.
The festival has brought together a number of films, actors and directors, making them strong award contenders for next season. Brendan Fraser moved many to tears as Charlie, a reclusive English teacher who weighs 600 pounds and is trying to mend things with his estranged, evil daughter Ellie (Sadie Sink) in The film “The Whale” by Darren Aronofsky. Cate Blanchett also received critical acclaim when it was her turn in Todd Field’s “TAP,” a clever drama about a famous conductor at the top of her international game, who whose reputation is suddenly threatened.
Aside from the accolades, it’s a Venice for books, with high glamor from Timothée Chalamet, who stuns in a red-collared halter top from Haider Ackermann, and Florence Pugh, looking like a house movie star in tulle absolute off the shoulder of Valentino that evokes both playful classical and modern romanticism, and high drama, centered around Olivia’s “Don’t Worry Baby” Wilde. The behind-the-scenes plots in Wilde’s film led to some undue silence as the world watched the cast’s every move for clues, from where everyone was sitting, to who they were. Who will you look at during the premiere?
Chris Pine even became an unlikely meme with various footage of him being zoned out during a press conference. Then there’s the “gateway” where viewers turn into amateur cameramen trying to determine if Harry Styles spit on Pine before the movie hits the world (he doesn’t). As always, Venice is always talked about.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/colin-farrell-has-won-best-actor-award-at-the-venice-film-festival-41979015.html Colin Farrell Wins Best Actor Award at Venice Film Festival