Friday, July 12, 2024

Venice Film Festival: Penelope Cruz Wins Best Actress for “Parallel Mothers,” Jumps into Oscar Race


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

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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