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‘The Intouchables’ and ‘Beauty is Embarrassing’ Grab Audience Awards as Nashville Film Festival presented by Nissan Wraps

43rd Edition of Longest-Running Festival in the South Edges Past Attendance Record; Gets lift from Tennessee-centric Opening Day, visits from Nicole Kidman, Famke Janssen, Lizzy Caplan and more.


The 43rd Edition of the Nashville Film Festival presented by Nissan wrapped last night with a closing night party at the W.O. Smith School and the announcement that the “The Intouchables” and “Beauty is Embarrassing” grabbed the two major Southwest Airlines “Freedom to Choose” Audience Awards. Director’s Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano’s “The Intouchables,” the funny, moving and based-on-a-true story film about the friendship between a paralyzed aristocrat and an immigrant from the Paris projects, was tops in the Narrative Feature category. Director Neil Berkeley’s “Beauty is Embarrassing,” the charming, irreverent and inspiring story of one of America’s most important artists and puppeteers, Wayne White, snagged the best Documentary distinction. The ensemble-directed “V/H/S” and director Potsy Ponciroli’s “Super Zeroes” were co-winners of the Graveyard Shift Audience Award.

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