Penelope Cruz has won best actress at the Venice Film Festival this evening. She’s jumped right into the Best Actress race for Sony Pictures Classics (and they know how to work with that).
Cruz won for Pedro Almodovar’s “Parallel Mothers.” She has an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in Woody Allen’s “Vicki Cristina Barcelona.” She’s been nominated for Almodovar’s wonderful, “Volver.”
Cruz now joins Jennifer Hudson from “Respect” and maybe Kristin Stewart from “Spencer” in the Oscar race.
More Venice winners coming. Keep refreshing…
Best Actor: John Arcilla in ON THE JOB: THE MISSING 8 di/by Erik Matti
Award for Best Screenplay: Maggie Gyllenhaal per/for THE LOST DAUGHTER di/by Maggie Gyllenhaal
Silver Lion – Award for Best Director: Jane Campion per/for THE POWER OF THE DOG
Grand Jury Prize — Paolo Sorrentino HAND OF GOD
Golden Lion for Best Film: L’ÉVÉNEMENT di/by Audrey Diwan