Cuban actress Ana de Armas won the “New Hollywood” award at the American film festival in Deauville, which was presented to her before the screening of the film “Blonde” with her participation, BTA reported, referring to AFP.
“It’s a huge honor to be here tonight. I want to give special thanks to one of the people I value the most – Andrew Dominick,” the actress told the film’s director. “With Blonde, you gave me the greatest gift,” she added, barely holding back tears in front of the 1,500 spectators in the large hall of the International Center in Deauville.
At the awards ceremony, jury president Arnaud Depleschen praised the 34-year-old actress’ ability to “embrace” many different roles. “I would like you to feel in this hall the love of the French public,” he said.
The New Hollywood Award was established in 2011. It honors the “talent, passion and commitment of actors on the path of creativity.” Her laureates are Ryan Gosling (2011), Jessica Chastain (2011), Daniel Radcliffe (2016).
Many festival goers asked for an autograph from the Cuban actress at the red carpet. She has already grabbed attention this week at the Venice Film Festival with her role in Blonde, a new take on the life of screen icon Marilyn Monroe.
The winners of the 48th Deauville Film Festival, which ran from September 2 to 11, will be announced tonight.