‘The Woman Who Left,’ ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Top 73rd Venice Film Festival Awards

Emma Stone also took Best Actress for her turn in Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land”


It’s a good day to be an American in Venice.

Tom Ford‘s “Nocturnal Animals” took the grand jury prize at the 73rd annual film festival, with Emma Stone also landing Best Actress Silver Cup for her turn in “La La Land.”

The top prize, Venice’s Golden Lion for Best Film, however, went to “The Woman Who Left” (Ang Babying Humayo), from Filipino director Lav Diaz.

Ford’s second directorial effort drew a huge crowd at the Toronto International Film Festival for its North American premiere on Friday.

The well-received thriller featured fantastic turns from stars Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Shannon, with some welcome support from Armie Hammer, Aaron Tayl0r-Johnson and Laura Linney.

The “La La Land” trophy for Stone is a welcome cherry on the top of the past few weeks. Glowing reviews aside, Tom Hanks interrupted his own “Sully” press conference in Telluride to praise the original musical from director Damien Chazelle.

Read a complete list of winners below:

Best Film, Golden Lion
“The Woman Who Left” (Ang Babying Humayo), directed by Lav Diaz

Grand Jury Prize
“Nocturnal Animals,” directed by Tom Ford

Best Director (Silver Lion) **TIE
Amat Escalante, “The Untamed”
Andrei Konchalovsky, “Paradise”

Best Actress (Volpi Cup)
Emma Stone,”La La Land”

Best Actor (Volpi Cup)
Oscar Martinez, “El Ciudadano Ilustre”

Best Screenplay
Noah Oppenheim, “Jackie”

Special Jury Prize
“The Bad Batch,” directed by Ana Lily Amirpour