“The Trial of the Chicago 7” Wins Big at Capri Hollywood Awards

Sacha Baron Cohen and Jeremy Strong in
Sacha Baron Cohen and Jeremy Strong in "The Trial of the Chicago 7"

All the major award ceremonies are still many months away, but front-runners in the Oscar race are already emerging. The Capri Hollywood Awards is the latest ceremony to take place, with Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 topping the list of winners.

This political drama won the trophy for the best picture, in addition to picking up several more awards. Sacha Baron Cohen was named the best supporting actor for his role of free-spirited activist Abbie Hoffman and cemented his place as one of the front-runners for the Oscars.

When it comes to the rest of the acting categories, the list of winners also included Anthony Hopkins (best actor for The Father), Sophia Loren (best actress for The Life Ahead), and Amanda Seyfried (best supporting actress for Mank). Chloé Zhao picked up the trophy for the best director for Nomadland.

The awards were handed out during the latest edition of the Capri Hollywood International Film Festival, which has been described as a key stopping point on the road to the Academy Awards.

Full List of 2021 Capri Hollywood Awards Winners:

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix)

Chloé Zhao (Nomadland)

Anthony Hopkins (The Father)

Sophia Loren (The Life Ahead)

Supporting Actor
Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of the Chicago 7)

Supporting Actress
Amanda Seyfried (Mank)

Original Screenplay
Minari (Lee Isaac Chung)

Adapted Screenplay
The Life Ahead (Edoardo Ponti)

Animated Feature
Soul (Pixar)

Documentary Feature
The Truffle Hunters (Sony Classics)

International Feature
Notturno (Italy)

Mank (Erik Messerschmidt)

Costume Design
Waiting for The Barbarians (Carlo Poggioli)

Film Editing
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix)

Makeup and Hairstyling
I’m Thinking of Ending Things (Anouck Sullivan, Sarah Hindsgaul, Adam Bailey)

Original Score
Minari (Emile Mosseri)

Original Song
“Io Si Seen” (The Life Ahead) — Diane Warren, Laura Pausiniand Niccolo’ Agliardi

Production Design
Mank (Donald Graham Burt)

Sound Editing
The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Sound Mixing
The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Visual Effects

Capri Best Ensemble Cast Award 2020
Da 5 Bloods (Netfix)

Capri Producers of The Year Award 2020
Tucker Tooley, Lee Daniels (The United States vs. Billie Holiday)

Capri Italian-American Artist of The Year
Frank Langella (The Trial of the Chicago 7)

Capri King of Comedy Award 2020
Andy Samberg (Palm Springs)