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Colin Farrell has won the best actor award at the 79th Venice International Film Festival.

Farrell won the award for playing a man who is broken up with by his long-time friend in Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees Of Inisherin.

“I’m shocked to get this and thrilled,” Farrell said in a live video message broadcast at the festival Saturday night.

McDonagh was on site to collect the prize before he got one of his own for screenplay.

The film was shot on Achill Island and Inishmore, and also stars Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan.

Cate Blanchett won best actress for her performance as a renowned conductor in Todd Field’s Tar.

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