All eyes are on Lido as the 2022 Venice Film Festival awards ceremony begins.
The official ceremony for the 79th edition kicked off a few minutes ago and, after one of the festival’s best lineups in years, no one can bet who will win this year’s Golden Lion for the series. Best Film.
With four films in competition this year – by Noah Baumbach White noiseAlejandro G. Iñárritu’s BardoAndrew Dominik’s Yellowand Romain Gavras’ Athena – Netflix is looking for a 2018 repeat, when Alfonso Cuarón Rome victory in Venice, the opening of an extraordinary awards campaign, which ended three times winning an Oscar for Mexican drama. Last year, Jane Campion’s Best Director award in Venice went to The power of the doganother Netflix title, also foreshadowing her Academy Awards campaign, where Campion won Best Director.
Supporters of the award will keep a close eye on the actors’ categories in Venice. Cate Blanchett, who gave a brilliant performance as a classical conductor in Todd Field’s Tárand Ana de Armas, who transformed into Marilyn Monroe for Yellow, considered to be the forerunners of the best actress. A win tonight could start their Oscar campaign.
In the race for best actor, Brendan Fraser’s famous return, starring in Darren Aronofsky’s thriller Whale, has attracted the most attention. However, the Canadian star has some strong competition from the likes of Timothée Chalamet, who plays a drunkard and sometimes cannibal in Luca Guadagnino’s. Bones and alland Hugh Jackman, who gave a prominent performance as the father of a troubled teenager in Florian Zeller’s Boy.
Julianne Moore heads the seven-member jury that will select the winners of Venice 2022, including the Golden Lion.