Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’ Wins Best Movie at Capri Hollywood Film Fest

The Hateful Eight
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Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” won best movie honors at the Capri Hollywood Film Festival.

The Weinstein Co. release also won best actor for Samuel L. Jackson, best supporting actress for Jennifer Jason Leigh and best musical score for Ennio Morricone.

The awards were announced by Lina Wertmuller, honorary president of the festival, and Pascal Vicedomini, secretary general of the Institute Capri in the World.

The festival’s board includes Bille August; Bobby Moresco; Gianni Quaranta; Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur; film producers Aurelio De Laurentiis, Fulvio Lucisano and Marina Cicogna; Franco Nero; Andrea Purgatori; Mimmo Calopresti; Tony Renis; and Israeli singer Noa.

TWC’s “Carol” won best adapted screenplay for writer Phyllis Nagy and best production design for Judy Becker.  Costume designer Sandy Powell, who worked on “Carol,” received the Legend Award. Powell also won the best costumes award for “Cinderella.”

TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein said in a statement: “Quentin Tarantino and the entire team from ‘The Hateful Eight’ are beyond thrilled to have been acknowledged in such a big way from the Capri Hollywood Film Festival. He is a massive fan of Italian cinema, which he often pays homage to in many of his films. I believe that this fantastic accolade is the beginning of the road to the Academy Award Best Motion Picture nomination that Quentin thoroughly deserves.”

“The Hateful Eight” will open in Italy on Feb. 4. The film debuted in the U.S. on Christmas Day on 100 screens in 44 cities in a special limited release in 70mm, opened nationwide on Dec. 30 and has grossed about $30 million at the U.S. box office.

Netflix’s “Beasts of No Nation” won for awards for Cary Fukunaga for best director Idris Elba for best supporting actor and for cinematography. Brie Larson won the award for best actress for “Room.”

David O. Russell won best original screenplay honors for “Joy.” The best editor award went to Pietro Scalia for The Martian.

Best animated film went to “Inside Out” and “Labyrinth of Lies was named best foreign film. Best song honor went to “See You Again,” by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth for “Furious 7.”



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  1. Susan says:

    AMPAS, take note: You’ve screwed Jennifer Jason Leigh out of several Oscar nominations in the past. PLEASE don’t make the same mistake again and ignore her brilliant performance in The Hateful Eight. She should be a stone-cold lock for Best Supporting Actress.

  2. Jimmy Green says:

    totally meaningless award.

  3. Overhyped says:

    Not his best work, and its really starting to seem like Sam L Jackson + period pieces are just Tarantino’s excuse for dropping the n-word once a minute. This movie should have been an hour shorter, at least, though the performances were very good.

  4. Sal U. Lloyd says:

    Was the jury drunk?

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