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Venice Film Festival: Joaquin Phoenix takes Actor prize

by Clayton Davis

HollywoodNews.com: Venice has just announced its winners. Paul Thomas Anderson takes Best Director while both Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix win Best Actor for The Master from the Weinstein Company. The film also took home the Special Jury Prize. Are the Weinstein’s already gearing up for a powerful Oscar campaign and breakthrough for the film? We shall see.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Golden Lion: “Pieta,” Kim Ki-duk
Silver Lion (Best Director): Ulrich Seidl, “Paradise: Faith”
Special Jury Prize: “The Master,” Paul Thomas Anderson
Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”
Best Actress: Hadas Yaron, “Fill the Void”
Best Screenplay: “Something in the Air,” Olivier Assayas
Technical Achievement Award: “It Was the Son,” Daniele Cipri
Best Young Actor: Fabrizio Falco, “It Was the Son” and “Dormant Beauty”

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