Saturday, May 8, 2010

Awards News: 2010 David di Donatello Awards (Italy)

On Friday May 7, the Accademia del Cinema Italiano presented their 2010 David di Donatello Awards, named after the famous statue whose likeness it bears. The 54th edition of the awards ceremony took place at the Auditorium della Conciliazione (Auditorium of Reconciliation) in Rome on May 7. There were big surprises on the night, as the awards were mostly divided between three major films.

The film that took the most awards was Vincere, based on the true story of Mussolini's first wife Ida Dalser and tbeir secret child, who were both sent to an insane asylum by the fascist dictator. It won eight of its fifteen nominations. But in something of an upset, the World War II drama about a Nazi massacre in the Italian village Marzabotto L'uomo che verrà (The Man Who Will Come) took the key Best Film and Best Producer awards. Top acting awards went to La prima cosa bella (The First Beautiful Thing) as well as the screenwriting prize. However, this was considered a disappointment since it had gone into the evening with eighteen nominations.

Best European Film went to The Concert by Radu Mihaileanu, while the Best Foreign Language Film was Inglourious Basterds by Quentin Tarantino.

Complete list of 2010 David di Donatello Award winners:

Best Film
L'uomo che verrà (The Man Who Will Come)  

Best Director
Marco Bellocchio, Vincere
Best Actress
Micaela Ramazzotti, La prima cosa bella (The First Beautiful Thing)

Best Actor
Mastandrea, La prima cosa bella (The First Beautiful Thing)

Best Supporting Actress
Ilaria Occhini, Mine vaganti (Loose Cannons)

Best Supporting Actor
Ennio Fantastichini, Mine vaganti (Loose Cannons)

Best New Director
Valerio Mieli, Dieci inverni (
Ten winters)

Best Screenplay
Francesco Bruni, Francesco Piccolo, Paolo Virzi, La prima cosa bella (The First Beautiful Thing)

Best Producer
Simone Bachini, Giorgio Diritti, L'uomo che verrà (The Man Who Will Come)

Best Director of Photography
Daniele Ciprì, Vincere

Best Music
Ennio Morricone, Baarìa

Best Oridiginal Song
“Baciami ancora”” music by Jovanotti, Saturnino Celani, Riccardo Onori; lyrics by Jovanotti, performed by Jovanotti, Baciami ancora (Kiss me again)
Best Art Director
Marco Dentici, Vincere
Best Costume DesignSergio Ballo, Vincere

Best Makeup
Franco Corridoni, Vincere

Best Hair
Alberta Giuliani, Vincere
Best Editing
Francesca Calvelli, Vincere
Best Sound
Carlo Missicdenti, L'uomo che verrà (The Man Who Will Come)

Best Visual Effects
Paola Trisoglio, Stefano Marinoni, Vincere
Best Film of the European Union
Il Concerto (The Concert), Radu Mihaileanu

Best Foreign Film
Inglourious Basterds (Bastardo Senza Gloria), Quentin Tarantino
Best Documentary Feature
La Bocca del Lupo, (The Mouth of the Wolf),
Pietro Marcello

Best Short Film
Passing Time, Laura Bispuri

Special David Awards
Tonino Guerra, Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Lina Wertmuller 

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