It’s a good day to be an American in Venice.
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 “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”
Noah Oppenheim, “Jackie”
Special Jury Prize
“The Bad Batch,” directed by Ana Lily Amirpour