Venice Film Festival 2018 winners: Olivia Colman takes best actress but who else won?


It's been a diverse year for the 75th Venice Film Festival , which saw many stars and artists arrive at the glamorous Italian celebration of cinema to see the best the medium has to offer.
Audiences were wowed by the likes of Ryan Gosling in La La Land director Damien Chazelle's biopic on Neil Armstrong, First Man, Lady Gaga in Bradley Cooper's acclaimed directorial debut A Star is Born, and Natalie Portman in celebrity commentary Vox Lux.
However, a trio of actresses set tongues wagging in Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos' historical farce The Favourite, which saw Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone as two ladies competing to be the favourites of British monarch Queen Anne (Olivia Colman).
Many had tipped Oscar-winner Stone to pick up the award, however, it was Britain's very own Olivia Colman - soon to also be seen as Queen Elizabeth II in the next season of The Crown - who was awarded the award for Best Actress at the festival for her quirky and manic performance as the famed queen.
The Favourite also won the second highest honour for a film at the festival - the Grand Jury Prize.
It was pipped to the post, however, by Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron for his black-and-white domestic drama Roma, which won the highest honour of the festival - the coveted Golden Lion. The film is also a victory for streaming giant Netflix , who will be the ones to bring the film to the world.
Joining Colman as the honoured male actor was Willem Dafoe for his tortured performance as iconic painter Vincent van Gough in his final days in the drama At Eternity's Gate.
Also awarded at the Festival was dark comedy western The Sisters Brothers, for which director Jacques Audiard won the Silver Lion for Best Director.
It was certainly a diverse festival and gave us some films and figures to keep an eye on come Oscar season!
Full list of competition winners
Golden Lion - Roma by Alfonso Cuaron
Grand Jury Prize - The Favourite by Yorgos Lanthimos
Silver Lion for Best Director - Jacques Audiard for The Sisters Brothers
Volpi Cup for Best Actress - Olivia Colman as Queen Anne in The Favourite
Volpi Cup for Best Actor - Willem Dafoe as Vincent van Gough in At Eternity's Gate
Best Screenplay - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs by Joel and Ethan Coen
Special Jury Prize - The Nightingale by Jennifer Kent
Marcello Mastroianni Award for Young Performer - Baykali Ganambarr for The Nightingale

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