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Joker Wins Best Picture ‘Golden Lion’ at Venice Film Festival
Venice win gives Joker some momentum for the Oscars Todd Phillips canada goose parka black friday said “There is no movie without Joaquin Phoenix” Phoenix couldn’t be given acting prize because of Venice rules
A comic book movie has won the top honour at a prestigious film festival. Take a moment to let that sink in. Joker the standalone DC film starring Joaquin Phoenix in the lead canada goose accessories uk and directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover trilogy) was awarded the Golden Lion at the 76th Venice International Film Festival over the weekend, which came as a surprise to everyone considering Warner Bros. was said canada goose kensington parka uk to take a risk by even premiering it at the world’s oldest film festival. Moreover, film festival prizes are generally handed out to films that have serious Oscar winning canada goose outlet online store review credentials that has been the case for three of the last five Best Picture winners which then argues that Joker is now looking at some Oscar momentum.
“They took a comic book mythology that has been done in so many ways and overturned it and revitalised it for now,” Venice Film Festival jury member Mary Harron said after cheap canada goose the awards ceremony on Saturday in the Italian city. Harron said she also loved Phoenix’s work, but Venice rules prevent top film and acting honours from going to the same movie.
Accepting the award, Phillips concurred and said: “There is no movie without Joaquin Phoenix. Joaquin is the fiercest and brightest and most open minded lion I know. Thank you for canada goose outlet trusting me with your insane talent.” In turn, Phoenix canada goose outlet 2015 noted the number of directors and the “wild and eclectic group” on the Venice jury as he thanked them for awarding his film with the Golden Lion. Phillips also thanked canada goose mystique uk Warner Bros. for “stepping out of their comfort zone and taking such a bold swing on me and this movie.”
Joker’s win at the 2019 iteration of the Venice International Film canada goose outlet legit Festival wasn’t the only surprise. In a heavily controversial move, the festival’s second biggest / runner up award the Grand canada goose gilet mens uk Jury Prize was handed to director Roman Polanski’s An Officer and a Spy, a French drama about the political scandal the Dreyfus Affair. Polanski was convicted of statutory rape in the US in 1978 and canada goose outlet toronto location has since been a fugitive, living mostly in France. After the rise of the MeToo movement, Polanski was stripped of his Oscar membership in 2018, more than 40 years after he pled guilty.
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