Baz Luhrmann’s splashy biopic Elvis reigned king at the 27th Capri Hollywood Fest awards, winning eight prizes including Best Picture, Best Director, Makeup and Hairstyling and Production Design. Curiously, star Austin Butler didn’t win Best Actor as the group chose Brendan Fraser for his comeback performance in The Whale. The event was held at the Mercandante Theatre in Naples, Italy during the Gala sponsored by Intesa Sanpaolo, Terna and Givova: Honoring Cinema Masters.
Netflix won nine Capri Awards across its slate of films including Ana de Armas winning Best Actress for Blonde, Eddie Redmayne winning Best Supporting Actor for The Good Nurse, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio for Best Animation, Glass Onion for Adapted Screenplay and Ensemble, All Quiet in the Western Front for Best International Feature and Alejandro G. Iñárritu winning the Capri Visionary Award for Bardo.
Top Gun: Maverick earned three Capri Awards, Angela Bassett won Best Supporting Actress for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Everything Everywhere All at Once’ won Best Original Screenplay; and Diane Warren’s “Applause” is the Best Song from the film Tell It Like a Woman.
Ruben Östlund was named European Director of the Year for Triangle of Sadness while Best European Actors of the Year were Riccardo Scamarcio (Caravaggio’s Shadow) and Emma Thompson (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande).
Cosimo Gomez (My Name is Vendetta) Francesco Carrozzini and Laura Samani were honored as the European Breakout Directors of the Year as well as Andrea Scarduzio (to be seen soon in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 and The Equalizer 3) and Francesca Tizzano (Lamborghini and the upcoming Double Soul) were honored as the Breakout Actors of the Year.
Capri Hollywood – The International Festival was founded in 1995 by producer Pascal Vicedomini and organized in association with Capri in the World Institute and calls itself the ‘bridge’ festival connecting the Italian and Global movie industries is organized under the patronage of the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly and with the participation of RS Productions, Nuovo Imaie and Isaia.
Winners were selected by this year’s festival board which includes its Honorary President Tony Renis (Golden Globe winner and Oscar-nominated music producer) along with prominent international members like British director Terry Gilliam; Oscar winners Gianni Quaranta, Alessandro Bertolazzi; actors Franco Nero, Remo Girone, Daniel McVicar, and Sebastian Harrison; Italian screenwriter Enrico Vanzina and directors Valerio Esposito and Stefano Reali. Other noted voters were Israeli musicians’ Noa and Gil Dor; U.S. soul singer Nicole Slack Jones; French fashion sesigner Christophe Guillarme.
Here is the full list of winners.
Best Picture: Elvis
Best Director: Baz Luhrmann, Elvis
Best Actor: Brendan Fraser, The Whale
Best Actress: Ana de Armas, Blonde
Best Supporting Actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Good Nurse
Best Supporting Actress: Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Best Original Screenplay: Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Best Adapted Screenplay: Rian Johnson, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Best Animation: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Best Documentary Feature: Descendant
Best International Feature: All Quiet in the Western Front
Best Ensemble Cast: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Best Producers: Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick, and Schuyler Weiss (Elvis)
Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda, Top Gun: Maverick
Best Editing: Eddie Hamilton, Top Gun: Maverick
Best Production Design: Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy, & Bev Dunn, Elvis
Best Costume Design: Catherine Martin, Elvis
Best Make-up and Hairstyling: Elvis
Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Best Original Song: “Applause” from Tell It Like a Woman (Diane Warren)
Best Sound: Elvis
Best Mix: Elvis
Best Visual Effects: Top Gun: Maverick
Capri Visionary Award: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Bardo
Capri Master of Cinematic Art Award: Liliana Cavani, Michele Placido, and Franco Nero
A Life for Cinema Award: Aldo Signoretti, Elvis
Visionary Award: Luca Barbareschi
European Director of the Year: Ruben Östlund, Triangle of Sadness
European Actors of the Year: Riccardo Scamarcio, Caravaggio’s Shadow & Emma Thompson, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
European Breakout Directors of the Year: Cosimo Gomez, Francesco Carrozzini, and Laura Samani
European Breakout Actors of the Year: Andrea Scarduzio and Francesca Tizzano