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NASTRI D’ARGENTO 2018

Paolo Sorrentino's Loro receives 12 Nastri d’argento nominations

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- The National Union of Film Journalists will be awarding prizes on 30 June in Taormina. Among the most nominated films are Love and Bullets and Dogman

Paolo Sorrentino's Loro receives 12 Nastri d’argento nominations
Loro by Paolo Sorrentino

Loro [+see also:
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by Paolo Sorrentino has received the highest number of nominations for the 2018 edition of the Nastri d’argento awards – the prizes awarded each year by the Italian film journalist union (SNGCI). Announced last night at the MAXXI in Rome, the new film by the Oscar-winning director will be competing in 12 categories, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Actress (Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci) and Best Supporting Actor and Actress (Riccardo Scamarcio, Kasia Smutniak). In the best film category, Loro will be competing against A Ciambra [+see also:
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interview: Jonas Carpignano
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by Jonas Carpignano, Dogman [+see also:
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interview: Matteo Garrone
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by Matteo Garrone (among the most nominated with 8 in total, including for Best Actor for the duo Marcello Fonte and Edoardo Pesce), Call Me By Your Name [+see also:
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Q&A: Luca Guadagnino
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by Luca GuadagninoandHappy as Lazzaro [+see also:
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interview: Alice Rohrwacher
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by Alice Rohrwacher. Contending for the title of Best Director is Garrone, Guadagnino, Sorrentino, Paolo Franchi for Dove non ho mai abitato [+see also:
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, Gabriele Muccino for There Is No Place Like Home [+see also:
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, Susanna Nicchiarelli for Nico, 1988 [+see also:
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interview: Susanna Nicchiarelli
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and Ferzan Ozpetek for Naples in Veils [+see also:
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.

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Among the most nominated films is the musical by the Manetti Bros., Love and Bullets [+see also:
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interview: Marco and Antonio Manetti
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, with 9 nominations in total, including Best Comedy, Best Comedy Actor (Carlo Buccirosso and Giampaolo Morelli) and Best Producer. The five directors nominated for the Best Debut Director award are Dario Albertini (Manuel [+see also:
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), Valerio Attanasio (The Handyman [+see also:
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]
) Donato Carrisi (La ragazza nella nebbia [+see also:
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), Fabio and Damiano D'Innocenzo (Boys Cry [+see also:
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) and Annarita Zambrano (After the War [+see also:
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interview: Annarita Zambrano
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). 

As for the special Nastri awards, this year's recipients include Paolo Taviani, Paolo Virzì and Vittorio Storaro. Film journalists will also be awarding Gigi Proietti with a career achievement award and Gabriele Salvatores with a Nastro 'Argentovivo' cinema & ragazzi award, in its first edition. Cinderella the Cat [+see also:
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interview: Alessandro Rak
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will also be awarded a prize (for quality, innovation and productive courage), as well as the cast of There Is No Place Like Home by Gabriele Muccino. Francesco Vedovati (Dogman) will receive the award for Best Casting Director of the Year. The new 'Nastro dell legalità ' award will go to the TV film by Daniele Vicari, Before the Night [+see also:
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]
, about the journalist Giuseppe Fava who was murdered by the mafia.

Finally, the five technical prizes were awarded as follows: Best Photography went to Gian Filippo Corticelli for Naples in Veils, Best Screenplay went to Dimitri Capuani for Dogman, Matteo Garrone's film won the award for Best Editing (Marco Spoletini), tied with Call Me By Your Name (Walter Fasano), and for Best Live Sound (Maricetta Lombardo, also awarded for her work on The Intruder [+see also:
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). Best Costume Design went to Nicoletta Taranta Agadah for A Ciambra

The 2018 Nastri d'argento Awards Ceremony is due to take place on 30 June in Taormina.


The complete list of nominations:

Best Film
A Ciambra [+see also:
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interview: Jonas Carpignano
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- Jonas Carpignano (Italy/Brazil/USA/France/Germany/Sweden)
Dogman [+see also:
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interview: Matteo Garrone
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]
- Matteo Garrone (Italy/France)
Call Me By Your Name [+see also:
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trailer
Q&A: Luca Guadagnino
film profile
]
- Luca Guadagnino (Italy/France/USA/Brazil)
Happy as Lazzaro [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Alice Rohrwacher
film profile
]
- Alice Rohrwacher (Italy/Switzerland/France/Germany)
Loro [+see also:
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- Paolo Sorrentino (Italy/France)

Best Director
Paolo Franchi - Dove non ho mai abitato [+see also:
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Matteo Garrone – Dogman
Luca Guadagnino - Call Me By Your Name
Gabriele Muccino - There Is No Place Like Home [+see also:
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Susanna Nicchiarelli - Nico, 1988 [+see also:
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interview: Susanna Nicchiarelli
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]
(Italy/Belgium)
Ferzan Ozpetek – Naples in Veils [+see also:
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Paolo Sorrentino - Loro

Best Debut Director
Dario Albertini - Manuel [+see also:
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Valerio Attanasio - The Handyman [+see also:
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]

Donato Carrisi - La ragazza nella nebbia [+see also:
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]
(Italy/France/Germany)
Fabio e Damiano D’Innocenzo - Boys Cry [+see also:
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interview: Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo
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]

Annarita Zambrano - After the War [+see also:
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interview: Annarita Zambrano
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]
(France/Italy/Switzerland)

Best Producer
Matteo Garrone and Paolo Del Brocco for Archimede and Rai CinemaDogman
Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Carlotta Calori and Viola Prestieri for Indigo - Loro,The Invisible Boy: Second Generation [+see also:
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Marco Belardi for Lotus Production - There Is No Place Like Home,Hotel Gagarin [+see also:
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Carlo Macchitella and Antonio and Marco Manetti for Madeleine and Manetti Bros Film - Love and Bullets [+see also:
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interview: Marco and Antonio Manetti
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]

Giampaolo Letta for Medusa Film - The Place [+see also:
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Agostino, Maria Grazia and Giuseppe Saccà for Pepito Produzioni - Dove non ho mai abitato, Boys Cry
Marta Donzelli and Gregorio Paonessa for Vivo Film - Nico, 1988, Daughter of Mine [+see also:
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interview: Laura Bispuri
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]
(Italy/Germany/Switzerland)

Best Comedy
Love and Bullets - Manetti Bros.
Blessed Madness [+see also:
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- Carlo Verdone
Ugly Nasty People [+see also:
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- Cosimo Gomez
Like a Cat on the Highway [+see also:
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- Riccardo Milani
Io sono tempesta [+see also:
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- Daniele Luchetti
Put Grandma in the Freezer [+see also:
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- Giancarlo Fontana, Giuseppe G. Stasi
I Can Quit Whenever I Want 3 - Ad Honorem [+see also:
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- Sydney Sibilia

Best Subject Matter
Daughter of Mine - Laura Bispuri, Francesca Manieri
Just Believe [+see also:
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- Alessandro Aronadio, Renato Sannio, Edoardo Leo
Equilibrium [+see also:
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interview: Vincenzo Marra
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]
- Vincenzo Marra
L’esodo [+see also:
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- Ciro Formisano
The Order of Things [+see also:
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interview: Andrea Segre
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- Marco Pettenello, Andrea Segre (Italy/France)
Made in Italy [+see also:
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- Luciano Ligabue
Una famiglia [+see also:
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interview: Matilda De Angelis
interview: Sebastiano Riso
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]
- Andrea Cedrola, Stefano Grasso, Sebastiano Riso (Italy/France)

Best Screenplay
There Is No Place Like Home - Gabriele Muccino, Paolo Costella with the collaboration of Sabrina Impacciatore
Dogman - Ugo Chiti, Massimo Gaudioso, Matteo Garrone
The Intruder [+see also:
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- Leonardo Di Costanzo, Maurizio Braucci, Bruno Oliviero (Italy/Switzerland/France)
Loro - Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello
Nico, 1988 - Susanna Nicchiarelli

Best Actor
Giuseppe Battiston -After the War,The Last Prosecco [+see also:
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Alessio Boni - La ragazza nella nebbia, Breaths [+see also:
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(Italy/Poland)
Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce - Dogman
Valerio Mastandrea - The Place
Toni Servillo – Loro

Best Actress
Valeria Golino, Alba Rohrwacher - Daughter of Mine
Lucia Mascino - Stories of Love That Cannot Belong to This World [+see also:
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interview: Francesca Comencini
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]

Giovanna Mezzogiorno - Naples in Veils
Luisa Ranieri - Poison – The Land of Fires [+see also:
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Elena Sofia Ricci - Loro

Best Supporting Actor
Peppe Barra - Naples in Veils
Stefano Fresi – I Can Quit Whenever I want – Ad Honorem, Nine 1/2 Moons [+see also:
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(Italy/Spain)
Vinicio Marchioni - Ta [+see also:
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interview: Matteo Botrugno, Daniele Co…
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]
, The Place
Riccardo Scamarcio – Loro
Thomas Trabacchi- Stories of Love That Cannot Belong to This World, Nico, 1988

Best Supporting Actress
Adriana Asti - Woman’s Name [+see also:
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(Italy/France)
Nicoletta Braschi - Happy as Lazzaro
Sabrina Ferilli - The Place
Anna Foglietta - Tainted Souls, The Prize [+see also:
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interview: Matilda De Angelis
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]

Kasia Smutniak – Loro

For the tenth anniversary of the Nastro d’argento Comedy Award
Best Comedy Actor 2018
Antonio Albanese - Like a Cat on the Highway
Carlo Buccirosso, Giampaolo Morelli - Love and Bullets
Sergio Castellitto - The Handyman
Edoardo Leo – I Can Quit Whenever I Want, Just Believe
Marco Giallini - Io sono tempesta
Massimo Popolizio - I’m Back [+see also:
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Carlo Verdone - Blessed Madness

Best Comedy Actress 2018
Sonia Bergamasco - Like a Cat on the Highway
Barbara Bouchet - Put Grandma in the Freezer
Paola Cortellesi - Like a Cat on the Highway
Claudia Gerini, Serena Rossi - Love and Bullets
Miriam Leone - Put Grandma in the Freezer
Ilenia Pastorelli - Blessed Madness
Sara Serraiocco - Ugly Nasty People

Best Photography
Francesca Amitrano - Love and Bullets
Marco Bassano - Made in Italy
Luca Bigazzi - Loro, The Leisure Seeker [+see also:
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Q&A: Paolo Virzì
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Gian Filippo Corticelli - Naples in Veils (winner)
Vladan Radovic - Daughter of Mine, I Can Quit Whenever I Want – Ad Honorem

Best Screenplay
Giorgio Barulo - Dove non ho mai abitato
Dimitri Capuani - Dogman (winner)
Emita Frigato - Happy as Lazzaro
Ivana Gargiulo - Naples in Veils
Rita Rabassini – The Invisible Boy – Second Generation

Best Costume Design
Massimo Cantini Parrini - Dogman, Boys Cry
Alessandro Lai - Naples in Veils
Carlo Poggioli - Loro
Daniela Salernitano - Love and Bullets
Nicoletta Taranta Agadah - A Ciambra (winner)

Best Editing
Claudio Di Mauro - There Is No Place Like Home
Walter Fasano - Call Me By Your Name (tied winner)
Giogio’ Franchini - Made in Italy, Riccardo va all’inferno [+see also:
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Marco Spoletini - Dogman (tied winner)
Cristiano Travaglio - Loro

Best Live Sound
Lavinia Burcheri - Love and Bullets
Stefano Campus - Daughter of Mine
Fabio Conca - Naples in Veils
Adriano Di Lorenzo - Nico, 1988
Maricetta Lombardo - Dogman, The Intruder (winner)

Best Soundtrack
Pasquale Catalano - Naples in Veils
Antonio Fresa, Luigi Scialdone - Cinderella the Cat [+see also:
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interview: Alessandro Rak
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Gatto ciliegia contro il grande freddo - Nico, 1988
Luciano Ligabue - Made in Italy
Lele Marchitelli - Loro
Nicola Piovani - There Is No Place Like Home
Pivio e Aldo De Scalzi - Love and Bullets

Best Original Song
“Stories of Love That Cannot Belong to This World” - Stories of Love That Cannot Belong to This World
“Arrivano i prof” - Arrivano i prof [+see also:
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“Bang bang” - Love and Bullets
“Durango blues” - Blessed Madness
“Fidati di me” - Riccardo va all’Inferno
“Ho cambiato i piani” - Nine 1/2 Moons
“Proof” - The Prize
“Sconnessi” – Sconnessi
“The Place” - The Place
“Tiemp’e Poison – The Land of Fires” – Poison – The Land of Fires

(Translated from Italian)

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