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Winners List From 2012 Venice Film Festival

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Sep 08, 2012 | 12:33pm EDT

Venice Film FestivalThe Golden Lion Award — the prize for best movie — at this year's Venice Film Festival went to Pieta. On Saturday the film's South Korean director, Kim Ki-duk broke into not tears, but song, when he accepted the coveted award for his dark and violent picture about a loan shark.

The Silver Lion went to Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master. The drama which follows Philip Seymour Hoffman as a character based on Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

Other winners include:

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

Ulrich Seidl for Paradies: Glaube (Austria)

BEST FIRST FEATURE

Kuf (Mold) (Turkey)

BEST ACTRESS

Hadas Yaron for Fill the Void (Israel)

BEST ACTOR

Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman for The Master (United States)

BEST SCREENPLAY

Apres Mai (France)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

E Stato Il Figlio (It Was the Son)

Though, anyone who got the opportunity to attend the 2012 international film festival — located in picturesque Italy — should really consider themselves a winner.

[Photo Credit: The Venice International Film Festival]

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