'Nomadland' Wins Golden Lion at 2020 Venice Film Festival
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The movie directed by Chloe Zhao and fronted by Frances McDormand takes home the top honor at the Venice Film Festival which has Cate Blanchett among the judges this year.

AceShowbiz - Frances McDormand's acclaimed new movie "Nomadland" was the unsurprising winner of the Venice Film Festival's top award on Saturday (12Sep20).

Cate Blanchett and her jury named Chloe Zhao's new movie the winner of the 2020 Golden Lion honour for best film while there were also big wins for former "The Crown" star Vanessa Kirby, Pierfrancesco Favino, and filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who took home the Silver Lion prize for Best Director.

Meanwhile, the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize went to Michel Franco's film "Nuevo Orden" and newcomer Ana Rocha de Sousa picked up two rookie awards for her film "Listen".

The full list of winners is:

  • Golden Lion - "Nomadland"
  • Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize - "Nuevo Orden" (director Michel Franco)
  • Silver Lion, Best Director - Kiyoshi Kurosawa ("Wife of a Spy")
  • Best Actress - Vanessa Kirby ("Pieces of a Woman")
  • Best Actor - Pierfrancesco Favino ("Padrenostro")
  • Best Screenplay - Chaitanya Tamhane ("The Disciple")
  • Special Jury Prize - "Dear Comrades" (director Andrei Konchalovsky)
  • Marcello Mastroianni Award for for Best New Young Actor or Actress - Roohollah Zamani ("Sun Children")
  • Horizons Best Film - "The Wasteland" (director Ahmad Bahrami)
  • Horizons Best Director - Lav Diaz ("Genus Pan")
  • Horizons Special Jury Prize - "Listen" (director Ana Rocha de Sousa)
  • Horizons Best Actress - Khansa Batma ("Zanka Contact")
  • Horizons Best Actor - Yahya Mahayni ("The Man Who Sold His Skin")
  • Horizons Best Screenplay - Pietro Castellitto ("I Predatori")
  • Best Short Film - "Entre Tu Y Milagros" (director Mariana Saffon)
  • Lion of the Future Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film - "Listen" (director Ana Rocha de Sousa)

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