Yesterday, the world learned of how a quirk in the Venice Film Festival rules kept Paul Thomas Anderson's too-popular film The Master from taking home both the Silver Lion directing prize (which it did win) and the award, the Golden Lion (which went to Korean director Kim Ki-duk's Pieta). And it gets even more complicated. As Venice jury president Michael Mann explained to the Hollywood Reporter, "A film could win for actor and one of the other awards, but a film can’t win for actor and Golden Lion." So, Anderson can at least take comforting in splitting the blame for the Lion loss with Master stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix, who jointly won the acting honor. Or they can all just continue hating on Venice's elementary school-style prize-giving rules.
Most Viewed Stories
Drake’s Views Is Available on Apple Music, iTunes
The Big Bang Theory Recap: Let’s Get Toasted
Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele Eloped and Their Only Wedding Guest? This Ridiculous Dog
‘Isn’t This Funnier?’ New Girl Creator Liz Meriwether Recalls the Making of the Prince Episode
Breaking Down Every Song on Drake’s New Album, Views
Ronald Reagan’s Daughter Isn’t Too Happy With That Upcoming Will Ferrell Movie About Her Dad
9 Questions The Good Wife Still Needs to Answer
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Writers Walk Us Through Season Two’s Most Memorable Jokes
Latest News from VultureRichard Linklater on the Not-So-Inadvertent Gay Subtext of Everybody Wants Some!!
"It goes back to ancient Greece. Those early Olympics were performed in the nude."Ryan Reynolds’s Touching Tribute to a 13-Year-Old Fan Will Probably Make You Cry
We recommend you have Kleenex on hand for this one.Shia LaBeouf Left a Sweet Voice-mail for His Look-alike Punch Victim, So Honestly Maybe It Was All Worth It
"I wish I was in New York. I'd come bring you soup." Daw.Sophie Turner Fuels Jon Snow Speculation With a Questioning Cake; So Is She Going to Eat That or What?
A chocolate one.8 Celebrities on What They Bought Online This Week
Priyanka Chopra’s glow-in-the-dark belly-button rings and Sonja Morgan’s dog food.Are You Bro Enough to Watch Conan Play Mario Kart With Seth Rogen and Zac Efron? Probably Not
This is the frattiest thing that has happened on late night in a long time.A Very Pregnant Ali Wong Will Twerk for Her Netflix Comedy Special
Ali Wong: Baby Cobra.When Did Audiences Stop Taking ‘Middlebrow’ Television Seriously?
It's still really good!Mario Lopez and Anderson Cooper’s Thirst for Michael Strahan’s Live Gig Is Going to Cause a Drought
How about they both co-host? They have to share a chair though.All You Need This Friday Is Joel McHale As Björk and Jim Rash As Pink on Lip Sync Battle
It has to do with choking.Julianna Margulies Doesn’t Think Women Have Time to Be Sleazeballs, Which Kills Our Pitch for The Not-So-Good Wife
What about The Sleazeball Wife?The 100 Recap: Signal Fire
This is The 100 at its very best.Rihanna and Calvin Harris Try to Make Lightning Strike Twice With Another Banger
Their first since "We Found Love."Netflix Orders Punisher Spinoff From Marvel
Jon Bernthal will star, natch.What’s New on Netflix: May 2016
Bring It On! Bloodline! To Catch a Thief!The Raven Cycle Author Maggie Stiefvater on Why YA Is a ‘Bullshit Label'
"YA is whenever you say, 'This is a YA book.'"Listen to Zedd and Kesha’s ‘True Colors’
"This is more than a song," Kesha tweeted, "it's a declaration of my truth."Breaking Down Every Song on Drake’s New Album, Views
Drake and Rihanna made another Song of Summer.