KEY POINTS

  • "The Irishman" and "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" won six trophies each at the Capri, Hollywood Film Festival
  • Joaquin Phoenix adjudged Best Actor, Renee Zellweger is Best Actress
  • "The Lion King" went home with three prestigious trophies

Just a couple of days before the winners of the 2020 Golden Globes are unveiled, Martin Scorsese’s latest film “The Irishman” is creating a strong buzz for a win in the Best Motion Picture (Drama) category at the star-studded event.

The film has been named Best Film at the Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival in Italy.

According to the organization, Scorsese’s epic crime drama took home a total of six awards, including Best Cinematography. Meanwhile, Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” also received six trophies at one of the prestigious film festivals around the world.

Tarantino, who is one of the top contenders to be nominated in the Directing category at the upcoming Academy Awards, won the Best Director accolade for the comedy-drama film. Apart from that, the movie won in various categories like Best Ensemble Cast, Makeup and Styling, Production Design and Costume Design.

In the acting categories, Joaquin Phoenix’s menacing portrayal of “Joker” in the film of the same name secured him the Best Actor award. His portrayal of Arthur Fleck in the movie has already been nominated in almost every major award show, including  Critics’ Choice and the Globes.

The esteemed actor has already won two trophies in the same category this year. 

Renee Zellweger was adjudged Best Actress for her stellar work in “Judy.” Zellweger is considered to be one of the top contenders to be nominated in the Lead Actress category at the upcoming Academy Awards. The National Board of Review named the “Bridget Jones Diary” star Best Actress earlier this year.

Joe Pesci (“The Irishman”) and Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”) were awarded the Best Supporting Actors accolade. 

Disney’s “The Lion King” nabbed three awards, including Original Song and Sound Mixing. On the other hand, Eddie Murphy’s “Dolemite Is My Name” was given the Best Comedy Film of the Year award at the festival.

Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” was given the prize of Best International Feature Film while Disney’s “Toy Story 4” was awarded the Best Animated Feature.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Film – “The Irishman”

Best Director – Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

Best Actress – Renee Zellweger, “Judy”

Best Actor – Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”

Best Supporting Actor – Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”

Best Supporting Actress – Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”

Best Original Screenplay – Noah Baumbach, “Marriage Story”

Best Adapted Screenplay – Steve Zaillian, “The Irishman”

Best Producer – Shannon McIntosh, “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

Best Animated Feature – “Toy Story 4”

Best Documentary Feature – “American Factory”

Best International Feature – “Parasite”

Best Cinematography – Rodrigo Pietro, “The Irishman”

Best Costume Design – Arianne Phillips, “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

Best Film Editing – Thelma Schoonmaker, “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling – “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

Best Original Score – “Little Women”

Best Original Song – “Spirit” (“The Lion King”)

Best Production Design – “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

Best Sound Editing – “The Lion King”

Best Sound Mixing – “The Lion King”

Best Visual Effects – “The Irishman”