Quentin Tarantino‘s “The Hateful Eight” found a lot of love at this year’s Capri-Hollywood Film Festival.
The Western was named the 20-year-old festival’s Best Movie. Stars Samuel L. Jackson and Jennifer Jason Leigh were named Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, and legendary composer Ennio Morricone received Best Score.
Brie Larson was named Best Actress for her harrowing performance in “Room,” while Best Director and Best Supporting Actor went to Cary Fukunaga and Idris Elba, director and star of Netflix’s “Beasts of No Nation.”
Leigh personally accepted her prize on the Italian island Saturday.
“The experience of being in one of Quentin’s films and a part of this phenomenal cast was rewarding in and of itself, but to be honored by such an incredible institution as the Capri-Hollywood Film Festival makes it all the more meaningful,” Leigh said.
Harvey Weinstein, on behalf of “Hateful”‘s distributor The Weinstein Company who has a long history of cleaning up at Capri-Hollywood, said Tarantino was “a massive fan of Italian cinema, which he often pays homage to in many of his films. I believe that this fantastic accolade is the beginning of the road to the Academy Award Best Motion Picture nomination that Quentin thoroughly deserves.”
TWC also got two acknowledgments for the period film “Carol,” starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara — Best Adapted Screenplay for Phyllis Nagy and Best Production Design for Judy Becker. Another Blanchett effort, “Cinderalla,” took Best Costume Design thanks to Brit powerhouse Sandy Powell.
Best Original Screenplay went to “Joy,” written by David O. Russell and Annie Mumolo. “The Martian”‘s Pietro Scalia was named Best Editor. “Inside Out” nabbed Best Animated Movie.