Cate Blanchett and Colin Farrell won the top acting prizes at the Venice International Film Festival on Saturday. Blanchett won for her performance as a renowned conductor in Todd Field’s “TÁR” and Farrell for playing a man who is broken up with by his longtime friend in Martin McDonagh’s “The Banshees of Inisherin”, Trend reports citing The Washington Post.
“I’m shocked to get this and thrilled,” Farrell said in a live video message broadcast at the festival Saturday night. McDonagh was on site to collect the prize.
“Bones and All” star Taylor Russell won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for best young actress for her turn in the cannibal love story co-starring Timothée Chalamet.
“I have a speech prepared because I’m nervous,” Russell said. “I’m grateful beyond belief to be standing here. So many of my heroes are in this room.
Russell thanked her director Luca Guadagnino.
“He’s been a great friend to me and I love him so dearly.” Russell said.