'The Hateful Eight' Sweeps Capri-Hollywood Film Fest Awards

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'The Hateful Eight'

Quentin Tarantino’s new pic has picked up four awards at the Italian festival.

The 20th edition of the Capri-Hollywood International Film Festival wrapped Saturday night, with Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight proving to be the big winner of the festivities.

The director’s eighth pic took home four awards, including best movie, best actor for Samuel L. Jackson, best supporting actress for Jennifer Jason Leigh and best score for Ennio Morricone.

The film, set to be released Feb. 4 in Italy, is being distributed by the Leone Group’s Andrea and Raffaella Leone, who were also honored during the fest with Capri’s producers of the year award.

Among other big winners on the night, Netflix’s film about child soldiers, Beasts of No Nation, earned three honors: Cary Fukunaga for best director and best cinematography and Idris Elba for best supporting actor. 

Brie Larson won the Capri, Hollywood award for best leading actress for Room; David O. Russell nabbed best original screenplay honors for Joy; Phyllis Nagy took home the prize for best adapted screenplay for Todd Haynes’ Carol, which also won best production design by Judy Becker; and the award for best editor went to Pietro Scalia for The Martian.

Sandy Powell won for best costumes for Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella; Powell also received a Capri legend award for lifetime achievement.

Inside Out was tapped as best animated film, while Labyrinth of Lies was named best foreign film. “See You Again,” by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth for Furious 7, earned best song honors.

As previously announced, director Jim Sheridan was presented with a Capri legend award for career achievement, and Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts was given the “Revelation of the Year” award for his performance in The Danish Girl.