Andrew Garfield, Michael Keaton and Emma Stone Receive Top Acting Honors at Capri Hollywood

Hacksaw Ridge - Still 1 - H - 2016
Courtesy of Venice International Film Festival

Three key performances were singled out at the annual Italian festival off the coast of Naples.

Several key acting awards were handed out at the Capri Hollywood International Film Festival, one of the last major fests of the year. 

Michael Keaton and Andrew Garfield were named co-recipients of the best actor prize, while Emma Stone was tapped as best actress at the 21st edition of the fest.

Keaton was honored for playing the role of Ray Kroc in John Lee Hancock’s The Founder. The late businessman is credited with turning the fast-food concept of the McDonald brothers into the global food empire that it is today.

Garfield, who also was the 2010 winner of the Capri Hollywood breakout actor award, shared the honor with Keaton for his work portraying pacifist Desmond T. Doss in Hacksaw Ridge.

After saving the lives of 75 men during WWII without firing a single bullet, Doss was the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Hacksaw Ridge is a big winner at Capri this year, which also named Mel Gibson as director of the year and Bill Mechanic as producer of the year.

And after picking up the best actress award at La La Land's world premiere in Venice, Emma Stone ended the year with another Italian prize, receiving Capri's best actress honor for her role in the film. Stone sang and danced her way into the hearts of Italian audiences as a struggling actress who finds and loses love in the Damien Chazelle-directed musical set in the City of Angels.

La La Land also was a multiple winner this year at Capri, having earned best ensemble cast and best score (Justin Hurwitz) honors. The full lineup of awards will be announced Monday at the conclusion of the festival.