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Brie Larson Wins Best Actress at Locarno Film Festival Awards for 'Short Term 12'

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 17, 2013 at 5:08PM

The 66th Locarno International Film Festival has announced its annual awards, or Palmares. The Pardo d'Oro went to Albert Serra's "La Historia de la Meva Mort." Best Actress went to Brie Larson for "Short Term 12," which also won a special mention, while Balthasar Kormakur picked up the Variety Piazza Grand Award for '2 Guns,' starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, Fernando Bacilio took home Best Actor for the Vega brothers' "El Mudo."
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Brie Larson
Brie Larson

The 66th Locarno International Film Festival has announced its annual awards, or Palmares. The Pardo d'Oro went to Albert Serra's "La Historia de la Meva Mort." Best Actress went to Brie Larson for "Short Term 12," which also won a special mention, while Balthasar Kormakur picked up the Variety Piazza Grand Award for '2 Guns,' starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg,  Fernando Bacilio took home Best Actor for the Vega brothers' "El Mudo." 


'Historia de la Meva Mort'
'Historia de la Meva Mort'

Concorso internazionale


Pardo d’oro


HISTORIA DE LA MEVA MORT by Albert Serra, Spain/France


Premio speciale della giuria


E AGORA? LEMBRA-ME by Joaquim Pinto, Portugal


Pardo per la migliore regia
 (Best Director)

HONG SANGSOO for U Ri Sunhi (Our Suhni), South Korea


Pardo per la miglior interpretazione femminile
 (Best Actress)

BRIE LARSON for film SHORT TERM 12 by Destin Cretton, United States


Pardo per la miglior interpretazione maschile 
(Best Actor)

FERNANDO BACILIO for EL MUDO by Daniel Vega and Diego Vega, Peru/France/Mexico


Special Mentions

SHORT TERM 12 by Destin Cretton, United States

TABLEAU NOIR by Yves Yersin, Switzerland




Concorso Cineasti del presente


Pardo d’oro Cineasti del presente – Premio George Foundation


MANAKAMANA by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez, Nepal/United States


Premio per il miglior regista emergente 
(Best Emerging Director)

COSTA DA MORTE by Lois Patiño, Spain


Premio speciale della giuria Ciné+ Cineasti del presente
 

MOUTON by Gilles Deroo and Marianne Pistone, France


Special Mention

SAI NAM TID SHOER (By the River) by Nontawat Numbenchapol, Thailand




Opera Prima


Pardo per la migliore opera prima (Best First Feature)

MOUTON by Gilles Deroo and Marianne Pistone, France


Special Mention

MANAKAMANA by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez, Nepal/United States




Pardi di domani


Concorso internazionale

Pardino d’oro for the Best International Short Film

LA STRADA DI RAFFAEL by Alessandro Falco, Italy/Spain


Pardino d’argento


ZIMA by Cristina Picchi, Russia


Locarno short film nominee for the European Film Awards - Premio Pianifica

ZIMA by Cristina Picchi, Russia


Premio Film und Video Untertitelung

TADPOLES by Ivan Tan, Singapore


Special Mention

ENDORPHIN by Reza Gamini, Iran



Concorso nazionale

Pardino d’oro (Best Swiss Short Film)

'A IUCATA by Michele Pennetta, Switzerland


Pardino d’argento Swiss Life for il Concorso nazionale

VIGIA by Marcel Barelli, Switzerland/France


Premio Action Light per la miglior speranza svizzera

LA FILLE AUX FEUILLES by Marina Rosset, Switzerland




Piazza Grande


Prix du Public UBS

GABRIELLE by Louise Archambault, Canada


Variety Piazza Grande Award

2 GUNS by Baltasar Kormákur, United States

Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg in "2 Guns"
Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg in "2 Guns"

This article is related to: Festivals, Locarno International Film Festival, Short Term 12, Brie Larson


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.