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DAVID DI DONATELLO 2015

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The David di Donatello awards: Black Souls in the lead with 16 nominations

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- Followed by Leopardi with 14 nominations, Mia madre and The Invisible Boy with 10 nominations each, and then Greenery Will Bloom Again, Hungry Hearts and Noi e la Giulia

The David di Donatello awards: Black Souls in the lead with 16 nominations
Anime nere by Francesco Munzi

Black Souls [+see also:
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is the undisputed star of the 59th David di Donatello awards, which will be handed out on 12 June. Francesco Munzi’s film, which competed at Venice last year and was recently acclaimed by the American press, obtained 16 nominations (including for best film, director and screenplay) for awards, which are given out by the Academy of Italian Cinema. “I’m delighted, above all for the people who worked on the film with me, because this film is the result of a big team effort”, said the director after the nominations were announced today in Rome. The next international screening of Black Souls will be on 12 June itself, in England. 

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In second place for most nominations (14) is Leopardi [+see also:
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by Mario Martone, followed by Mia madre [+see also:
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by Nanni Moretti and The Invisible Boy [+see also:
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by Gabriele Salvatores, with 10 nominations apiece. Then there’s Greenery Will Bloom Again [+see also:
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by Ermanno Olmi with 8 nominations, Hungry Hearts [+see also:
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by Saverio Costanzo and Noi e la Giulia [+see also:
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by Edoardo Leo, each with 7 nominations.

Competing for best new director will be Andrea Jublin (Banana [+see also:
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), Lamberto Sanfelice (Chlorine [+see also:
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), Eleonora Danco (N-Capace), Edoardo Falcone (Se Dio vuole [+see also:
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) and Laura Bispuri (Sworn Virgin [+see also:
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). The award for best actress will go to Alba Rohrwacher (Hungry Hearts), Margherita Buy (Mia madre), Virna Lisi (Latin Lover [+see also:
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, a film which has also been nominated for best costumes, make-up and hair), Jasmine Trinca (Nessuno si salva da solo [+see also:
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) or Paola Cortellesi (Scusate se esisto! [+see also:
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). Up for best actor are Fabrizio Ferracane (Black Souls), Elio Germano (Leopardi), Alessandro Gassman (Il nome del figlio [+see also:
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), Riccardo Scamarcio (Nessuno si salva da solo) and Marco Giallini (Se Dio vuole). 

Wondrous Boccaccio [+see also:
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by the Taviani brothers has received 3 nominations in technical categories (for best screenplay, costumes and hair). Among the nominees for best editing is Italy in a Day [+see also:
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, for best digital effects La buca [+see also:
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, and for the David Giovani Award, I nostri ragazzi [+see also:
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by Ivano De Matteo. The nominees for best European film are Alabama Monroe [+see also:
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interview: Felix van Groeningen
interview: Felix Van Groeningen
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, The Theory of Everything [+see also:
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, Locke [+see also:
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, Pride [+see also:
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and Wild Tales [+see also:
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The award ceremony will be broadcast live at 18:30 on 12 June on Rai Movie from the Olympic Theatre in Rome and will be shown again on Rai 1 the following evening. For a complete list of nominations click here.

(Translated from Italian)

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