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They Call Me Jeeg emerges victorious at the Italian Golden Globes

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- Best Debut Film went to The Wait by Piero Messina, while Elio Germano and Ondina Quadri were awarded for their performances in The Beginners and Arianna, respectively

They Call Me Jeeg emerges victorious at the Italian Golden Globes
They Call Me Jeeg by Gabriele Mainetti

Last night, the Foreign Press Association in Italy handed out the 2016 Italian Golden Globes, which this year celebrated their 56th edition. The Best Film of the year for the foreign journalists was They Call Me Jeeg [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
interview: Gabriele Mainetti
film profile
]
by Gabriele Mainetti. There was a double justification for the prize: firstly, because for the first time, the film brings together the harsh, gritty world of the outskirts of Rome and the explosive charge of science fiction; and secondly, because it captured everyone’s attention thanks to some incredible word of mouth. 

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Two Special Awards were also given out: the Grand Prize of the Foreign Press went to Gianfranco Rosi’s Fire at Sea [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Gianfranco Rosi
film profile
]
, while the Golden Globe for Lifetime Achievement went to Nicoletta Braschi and Roberto Benigni

Here is the complete list of winners: 

Best Short Film
Tra le dita – Cristina K Casini 

Best Documentary
If Only I Were That Warrior – Valerio Ciriaci 

Best Music
Carlo Crivelli – Blood of My Blood [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Marco Bellocchio
film profile
]

Best Cinematography
Fabio Zamarion – Correspondence [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 

Best Debut Film
The Wait [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lou de Laâge
interview: Piero Messina
film profile
]
 – Piero Messina

Best Comedy
Perfect Strangers [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 – Paolo Genovese

Best Screenplay
Ivan Cotroneo and Monica Rametta – Un bacio [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
  

Best Actress
Ondina Quadri – Arianna [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Carlo Lavagna
film profile
]

Best Actor
Elio Germano – The Beginners [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Best Film
They Call Me Jeeg [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
interview: Gabriele Mainetti
film profile
]
 – Gabriele Mainetti

2016 Grand Prize of the Foreign Press
Fire at Sea [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Gianfranco Rosi
film profile
]
– Gianfranco Rosi

2016 Lifetime Achievement Golden Globe
Nicoletta Braschi and Roberto Benigni

(Translated from Italian)

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