Venice Recap: 'Poor Things' Wins Golden Lion; 'Priscilla' and Hamaguchi Pick Up Prizes as Well | Awards Insights
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Venice Recap: ‘Poor Things’ Wins Golden Lion; ‘Priscilla’ and Hamaguchi Pick Up Prizes as Well

Venice Recap: ‘Poor Things’ Wins Golden Lion; ‘Priscilla’ and Hamaguchi Pick Up Prizes as Well

With Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things winning the Golden Lion a couple days back, it has cemented itself as a top 6 Best Picture contender. High-profile films like Maestro and Ferrari were shutout, while films like Priscilla, Evil Does Not Exist, El Conde, and Memory all won major awards. Of these films, however, other than Poor Things, I think Maestro is the only film that will end up earning a Best Picture nod. It’s the type of major studio distributed film backed by big stars that does not need as much festival acclaim as indie films like Memory and Evil Does Not Exist do.

Poor Things should follow the trajectory of films like The Shape of Water, Roma, Joker, and Nomadland, all films that won the Golden Lion at Venice and ended up translating that into becoming top five Best Picture contenders in their respective years.

Here are the rest of the Venice winners.

Golden Lion
Poor Things, Yorgos Lanthimos

Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize
Evil Does Not Exist, Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Silver Lion Best Director
Matteo Garrone, Io Capitano

Special Jury Prize
Green Border, Agnieszka Holland

Best Screenplay
Pablo Larrain and Guillermo Calderón, El Conde

Best Actress
Cailee Spaeny, Priscilla

Best Actor
Peter Sarsgaard, Memory

Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress
Seydou Sarr, Io Capitano

Best Film
Explanation For Everything, Gábor Reisz

Best Director
Mika Gustafson, Paradise Is Burning

Special Jury Prize
Una Sterminata Domenica, Alain Parroni

Best Actress
Margarita Rosa De Francisco, El Paraiso

Best Actor
Tergel Bold-Erdene, City of Wind

Best Screenplay
El Paraiso, Enrico Maria Artale

Best Short Film
A Short Trip, Erenik Beqiri

Lion of the Future – Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film
Love Is A Gun, Lee Hong-Chi

Audience Award
FELICITÀ (HAPPINESS), Micaela Ramazzotti


Best Documentary
Thank You Very Much, Alex Braverman

Best Restored Film


Grand Jury Prize
Songs For A Passerby, Celine Daemen

Special Jury Prize
Flow, Adriaan Lokman

Immersive Achievement Prize
Emperor, Marion Burger, Ilan Cohen