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DAVID DI DONATELLO 2014

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David di Donatello: head to head between Virzì and Sorrentino

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- A total of 19 nominations for Human Capital, 18 for The Great Beauty. Among the most nominated, Sibilia and Ozpetek’s films. The awards will be handed out on June 10

David di Donatello: head to head between Virzì and Sorrentino
Human Capital by Paolo Virzì

A head to head for Human Capital [+see also:
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and The Great Beauty [+see also:
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in the nominations, announced today in Rome for the 58th edition of the David di Donatello awards for Italian cinema, which will be handed out next June 10. The film by Paolo Virzì, recently recognised at Tribeca for the acting of Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (news), obtained 19 nominations, including best film, director, screenplay, producer, photography and actors (main and supporting). The Oscar-winning film by Paolo Sorrentino received 18, just one less, and all in the same categories as its competitor (which received the additional nomination of original song).

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Other contenders for the 2014 edition of the David awards are Smetto quando voglio [+see also:
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interview: Sydney Sibilia
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, the revelation comedy by Sydney Sibilia (12 nominations), and Fasten Your Seatbelts [+see also:
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interview: Ferzan Ozpetek
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by Ferzan Ozpetek (11 nominations). Among the best film nominees are La mafia uccide solo d'estate [+see also:
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interview: Pierfrancesco Diliberto
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by Pierfrancesco Diliberto (Pif) and La sedia della felicità [+see also:
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by recently deceased Carlo Mazzacurati.

In the selection of five director nominees, next to Virzì, Sorrentino, Ozpetek and Mazzacurati, is Ettore Scola for Che strano chiamarsi Federico! [+see also:
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. The best newcomer director category has nominated, beyond Pif and Sibilia, Valeria Golino for Miele [+see also:
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interview: Valeria Golino
interview: Valeria Golino
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, Matteo Oleotto for Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot [+see also:
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and Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza for Salvo [+see also:
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interview: Fabio Grassadonia and Anton…
interview: Sara Serraiocco
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.

The five nominees for best actress, beyond Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (Human Capital) and Sabrina Ferilli (The Great Beauty), include Paola Cortellesi (Sotto una buona stella [+see also:
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), Kasia Smutniak (Fasten Your Seatbelts) and Jasmine Trinca (Miele). The five in the best actor category are Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Human Capital), Toni Servillo (The Great Beauty), Giuseppe Battiston (Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot), Edoardo Leo (Smetto quando voglio) and Carlo Cecchi (Miele). 

To be noted among the best supporting actor nominees, a total of three from Smetto quando voglio alone: Valerio Aprea, Libero di Rienzo and Stefano Fresi. In competition for best European Union film, Ida [+see also:
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interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
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, Adele: Chapters 1&2, [+see also:
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interview: Abdellatif Kechiche
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]
Philomena [+see also:
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interview: Stephen Frears
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, Still Life [+see also:
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interview: Uberto Pasolini
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and Venere in pelliccia [+see also:
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interview: Roman Polanski
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. For a complete list of nominations, click here.

Already chosen are David di Donatello 2014 best documentary and best feature length film: Stop The Pounding Heart [+see also:
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by Roberto Minervini. The ceremony of awards on June 10 will be led by actors Paolo Ruffini and Anna Foglietta and will be transmitted live on RaiMovie, starting at 7pm.

(Translated from Italian)

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