The 20th edition of the Capri-Hollywood International Film Festival wrapped Saturday night with Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight proving to be the big winner of the festivities.
The director’s eighth film took home four awards, including best movie, best actor for Samuel L. Jackson, best supporting actress for Jennifer Jason Leigh and best score for Ennio Morricone.
The film releases in Italy Feb. 4, distributed by the Leone Group’s Andrea and Raffaella Leone, who were also honored during the festival with Capri’s producers of the year award.
Among the other big winners of the night, Netflix’s film about child soldiers, Beasts of No Nation, won three awards. Cary Fukunaga won best director and best cinematography while Idris Elba won best supporting actor for the film.
Brie Larson won the Capri, Hollywood award for best leading actress for Room; David O. Russell won the award for best original screenplay for Joy; and Phyllis Nagy was honored with the award for best adapted screenplay for Todd Haynes’ Carol, which also won best production design by Judy Becker.
The festival’s award for best editor went to Pietro Scalia for The Martian. Sandy Powell won for best costumes for Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella. Powell also received a Capri legend award during the festival for lifetime career achievement.
Inside Out won best animated film and Labyrinth of Lies won best foreign film. “See You Again,” by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth for Furious 7, won best song.
As previously announced, director Jim Sheridan was presented with a Capri legend award for career achievement and Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts was given the “Revelation of the Year” award for his performance in The Danish Girl.-Asfar