Venice Awards Announced

Golden Lion (Best Film): “Somewhere”

Silver Lion (Best Director): Alex de la Iglesia, “A Sad Trumpet Ballad” (an almost universally panned, screeching psycho-drama about clowns. yes, this is what happens when Quentin Tarantino heads your jury)

Special Jury Prize: “Essential Killing”

Best Actor: Vincent Gallo, “Essential Killing”

Best Actress: Ariane Labed, “Attenberg”

Best Screenplay: “A Sad Trumpet Ballad”

Marcella Mastroianni Award (Best Young Actor or Actress): Mila Kunis, “Black Swan”

Best Cinematography: “Silent Souls”

Special Lion for Overall Work: Monte Hellman

Commentary on the unanimous win for “Somewhere,” plus early reactions to “The Tempest” and news out of Toronto in my next update later today.

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