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73rd Venice Film Festival Awards Announced:Emma,Lav Daiz,Portman,Sofia Coppola win honours

This year’s festival jury was presided over by Sam Mendes, the director of American Beauty and Skyfall, and included the actresses Gemma Arterton and Chiara Mastroianni and the documentary film-maker Joshua Oppenheimer.

Lav Diaz’s The Woman Who Left scooped the Golden Lion at the 73rd Venice Film Festival tonight, while Tom Ford’s noir thriller Nocturnal Animals was triumphant in the director’s return to the Lido after 2009’s A Single Man. The best-reviewed film of the two weeks, Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, danced its way to a Best Actress Volpi Cup for Emma Stone.

Emma Stone

Spreading the wealth, Sam Mendes’ jury gave the screenwriting prize to Noah Oppenheim for Pablo Larrain’s raved-about Jackie, a study of Jackie Kennedy as played by Natalie Portman in the days after the assassination of John F Kennedy.

Natalie Portman in Jackie

Venice Film Festival 2016: The full winners list

International Competition:

Golden Lion: The Woman Who Left (Lav Diaz)

Grand Jury Prize: Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford)

Silver Lion for Best Director: Amat Escalante (The Untamed) and Andrei Konchalovsky (Paradise)

Best Actor (Volpi Cup): Oscar Martínez (The Distinguished Citizen)

Best Actress (Volpi Cup): Emma Stone (La La Land)

Best Screenplay Award: Noah Oppenheim (Jackie)

Special Jury Prize: The Bad Batch (Ana Lily Amirpour)

Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor: Paula Beer (Frantz)

Horizons (Orizzonti)

Best Film: Release Me (Federica Di Giacomo)

Best Director: Home (Fien Troch)

Special Jury Prize: Big Big World (Reha Erdem)

Best Actress: Ruth Díaz (The Fury of a Patient Man)

Best Actor: Nuno Lopes (Saint George)

Best Screenplay: Bitter Money (Wang Bing)

Best Short: La Voz Perdida (Marcello Martinessi)

Lion of the Future

Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Best Debut Film: The Last of Us (Ala Eddine Slim)

Venezia Classici Awards

Best Documentary on Cinema: The Graduation (Claire Simon)

Best Restored Film: Break Up, the Man with the Balloons (Marco Ferreri)

Special Awards

Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement: Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jerzy Skolimowski

Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award: Amir Naderi

Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award: Liev Schreiber