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DAVID DI DONATELLO 2016

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The David di Donatello Awards: 16 nominations for They Call Me Jeeg and Don't Be Bad

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- 14 nominations for Youth, 12 for Tale of Tales, and nine for Perfetti sconosciuti. The award ceremony will be held in Rome on 18 April

The David di Donatello Awards: 16 nominations for They Call Me Jeeg and Don't Be Bad
They Call Me Jeeg by Gabriele Mainetti

2016 is the year of They Call Me Jeeg [+see also:
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interview: Gabriele Mainetti
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]
 and Don’t Be Bad [+see also:
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]
. It is these two magnificent outsiders that have picked up the most nominations, announced today, for the 60th David di Donatello Awards, the Italian film awards that will be presented on 18 April in Rome, during a ceremony that will be broadcast live for the first time on Sky. Gabriele Mainetti’s rousing debut has been nominated for Best New Director, Best Screenplay, Best Producer, Best Actress (Ilenia Pastorelli), Best Actor (Claudio Santamaria), Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Score, Best Set Designer, Best Costumes, Best Make-up, Best Hair Design, Best Editing, Best Sound and Best Digital Effects. The last film by recently departed Claudio Caligari has, on the other hand, been nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Producer, Best Actor (both Alessandro Borghi and Luca Marinelli), Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Score, Best Original Song, Best Set Designer, as well as Best Costumes, Best Make-up, Best Hair Design, Best Sound and the David Giovani Award.

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Hot on their heels with 14 nominations is Youth [+see also:
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interview: Paolo Sorrentino
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]
 by Paolo Sorrentino, which has been nominated for the following awards, among others: Best Film, Best Director, Best Producer, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography. Nominated in the same categories is Tale of Tales [+see also:
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Q&A: Matteo Garrone
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]
 by Matteo Garrone, which has been nominated in a total of 12 categories. Perfetti sconosciuti [+see also:
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]
 by Paolo Genovese has been nominated for nine awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Actor (Anna Foglietta, Marco Giallini and Valerio Mastandrea); Correspondence [+see also:
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 by Giuseppe Tornatore has been nominated for six awards, including Best Score, Best Set Designer and the David Giovani Award. The winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, Fire at Sea [+see also:
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interview: Gianfranco Rosi
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]
 by Gianfranco Rosi, has picked up four nominations (for Best Film, Best Director, Best Producer and Best Editing), whilst Alaska [+see also:
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 by Claudio Cupellini has picked up three (Best Actress for Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Best Supporting Actor, the David Giovani Award), as has box-office champion Quo vado? [+see also:
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 by Gennaro Nunziante (Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Song, the David Giovani Award).

In the running for Best New Director, aside from Gabriele Mainetti, are Carlo Lavagna (Arianna [+see also:
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interview: Carlo Lavagna
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]
), Adriano Valerio (Banat (The Journey) [+see also:
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]
), Piero Messina (The Wait [+see also:
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trailer
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interview: Lou de Laâge
interview: Piero Messina
film profile
]
), Fabio Bonifacci and Francesco Micciché (Loro chi? [+see also:
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film profile
]
) and Alberto Caviglia (Pecore in erba [+see also:
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interview: Alberto Caviglia
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]
). The nominees for Best European Film are 45 Years [+see also:
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trailer
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Q&A: Andrew Haigh
film profile
]
, The Brand New Testament [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jaco van Dormael
film profile
]
, Son of Saul [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: László Nemes
interview: László Rajk
film profile
]
, Perfect Day [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Fernando León de Aranoa
film profile
]
and The Danish Girl [+see also:
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interview: Paco Delgado
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]
.

Below is the complete list of nominees for the 2016 David di Donatello Awards:

Best Film
Fire at Sea [+see also:
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interview: Gianfranco Rosi
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]
– Gianfranco Rosi
Tale of Tales [+see also:
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Q&A: Matteo Garrone
film profile
]
– Matteo Garrone
Don’t Be Bad [+see also:
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trailer
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]
– Claudio Caligari
Perfetti sconosciuti [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Paolo Genovese
Youth [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Paolo Sorrentino
film profile
]
– Paolo Sorrentino

Best Director
Gianfranco Rosi – Fire at Sea
Matteo Garrone – Tale of Tales
Claudio Caligari – Don’t Be Bad
Paolo Genovese – Perfetti sconosciuti
Paolo Sorrentino – Youth

Best New Director
Gabriele Mainetti – They Call Me Jeeg [+see also:
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interview: Gabriele Mainetti
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]

Carlo Lavagna – Arianna [+see also:
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interview: Carlo Lavagna
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]

Adriano Valerio – Banat (The Journey) [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

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

Fabio Bonifacci, Francesco Micciché - Loro chi? [+see also:
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]

Alberto Caviglia – Pecore in erba [+see also:
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interview: Alberto Caviglia
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]

Best Screenplay
Edoardo Albinati, Ugo Chiti, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso – Tale of Tales
Nicola Guaglianone, Menotti – They Call Me Jeeg
Claudio Caligari, Giordano Meacci, Francesca Serafini – Don’t Be Bad
Filippo Bologna, Paolo Costella, Paolo Genovese, Paola Mammini, Rolando Ravello – Perfetti sconosciuti
Paolo Sorrentino – Youth

Best Producer
21Uno FilmStemal EntertainmentIstituto Luce-CinecittàRai CinemaLes Films d’IciArte France Cinéma – Fire at Sea
Archimede, Rai Cinema – Tale of Tales
Goon Films, Rai Cinema – They Call Me Jeeg
Kimerafilm, Rai Cinema, Taodue FilmLeone Film Group – Don’t Be Bad
Indigo Film – Youth

Best Actress
Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey – Alaska [+see also:
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]

Paola Cortellesi – Gli ultimi saranno ultimi [+see also:
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]

Sabrina Ferilli – Me, Myself and Her [+see also:
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Juliette Binoche – The Wait
Ilenia Pastorelli – They Call Me Jeeg
Valeria Golino – Per amor vostro [+see also:
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interview: Giuseppe M Gaudino
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]

Anna Foglietta – Perfetti sconosciuti

Best Actor
Claudio Santamaria – They Call Me Jeeg
Alessandro Borghi – Don’t Be Bad
Luca Marinelli – Don’t Be Bad
Marco Giallini – Perfetti sconosciuti
Valerio Mastandrea – Perfetti sconosciuti

Best Supporting Actress
Piera Degli Esposti – Assolo [+see also:
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Antonia Truppo – They Call Me Jeeg
Elisabetta De Vito – Don’t Be Bad
Sonia Bergamasco – Quo Vado? [+see also:
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]

Claudia Cardinale – Ultima fermata

Best Supporting Actor
Valerio Binasco – Alaska
Fabrizio Bentivoglio – Gli ultimi saranno ultimi
Giuseppe Battiston – La felicità è un sistema complesso [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Gianni Zanasi
interview: Valerio Mastandrea
film profile
]

Luca Marinelli – They Call Me Jeeg
Alessandro Borghi – Suburra [+see also:
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interview: Stefano Sollima
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]

Best Documentary Feature
I bambini sanno [+see also:
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]
– Walter Veltroni
Harry’s Bar – Carlotta Cerquetti
Louisiana (The Other Side) [+see also:
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interview: Roberto Minervini
film profile
]
– Roberto Minervini
Revelstoke: Un bacio nel vento – Nicola Moruzzi
S Is for Stanley – Trentanni dietro al volante per Stanley Kubrick – Alex Infascelli

Best European Film
45 Years [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
Q&A: Andrew Haigh
film profile
]
– Andrew Haigh
The Brand New Testament [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jaco van Dormael
film profile
]
– Jaco Van Dormael
Son of Saul [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: László Nemes
interview: László Rajk
film profile
]
– Laszlo Nemes
Perfect Day [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Fernando León de Aranoa
film profile
]
– Fernando León de Aranoa
The Danish Girl [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Paco Delgado
film profile
]
– Tom Hooper

Best Foreign Film
Carol [+see also:
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]
– Todd Haynes
Spotlight – Thomas McCarthy
Bridge of Spies – Steven Spielberg
Inside Out – Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
Remember [+see also:
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]
– Atom Egoyan

Best Cinematography
Peter Suschitzky – Tale of Tales
Michele D'attanasio – They Call Me Jeeg
Maurizio Calvesi – Don’t Be Bad
Paolo Carnera – Suburra
Luca Bigazzi – Youth

Best Score
Alexandre Desplat – Tale of Tales
Ennio Morricone – Correspondence [+see also:
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]

Michele Braga, Gabriele Mainetti – They Call Me Jeeg
Paolo Vivaldi, Alessandro Sartini – Don’t Be Bad
David Lang – Youth

Best Original Song
"Torta di noi" (music, lyrics and performance by Niccolò Contessa) – La felicità è un sistema complesso
"A cuor leggero" (music, lyrics and performance by Riccardo Sinigallia) – Don’t Be Bad
"Perfetti sconosciuti" (music by Bungaro and Cesare Chiodo, lyrics and performance by Fiorella Mannoia) – Perfetti sconosciuti
"La Prima Repubblica" (music and lyrics by Checco Zalone, performance by Checco Zalone) – Quo Vado?
"Simple Song #3" (music and lyrics by David Lang, performance by Sumi Jo) – Youth

Best Set Designer
Dimitri Capuani, Alessia Anfuso – Tale of Tales
Maurizio Sabatini – Correspondence
Massimiliano Sturiale – They Call Me Jeeg
Giada Calabria – Don’t Be Bad
Paki Meduri – Suburra
Ludovica Ferrario - Youth

Best Costumes
Massimo Cantini Parrini – Tale of Tales
Gemma Mascagni – Correspondence
Mary Montalto – They Call Me Jeeg
Chiara Ferrantini – Don’t Be Bad
Carlo Poggioli – Youth

Best Make-up
Gino Tamagnini, Valter Casotto, Luigi D'andrea, Leonardo Cruciano – Tale of Tales
Enrico Iacoponi – Correspondence
Giulio Pezza – They Call Me Jeeg
Lidia Minì – Don’t Be Bad
Maurizio Silvi – Youth

Best Hair Design
Francesco Pegoretti – Tale of Tales
Elena Gregorini – Correspondence
Angelo Vannella – They Call Me Jeeg
Sharim Sabatini – Don’t Be Bad
Aldo Signoretti – Youth

Best Editing
Jacopo Quadri – Fire at Sea
Andrea Maguolo, Federico Conforti – They Call Me Jeeg
Consuelo Catucci – Perfetti sconosciuti
Patrizio Marone – Suburra
Cristiano Travaglioli – Youth

Best Sound
Maricetta Lombardo – Tale of Tales
Valentino Gianni’ – They Call Me Jeeg
Angelo Bonanni – Don’t Be Bad
Umberto Montesanti - Perfetti sconosciuti
Emanuele Cecere – Youth

Best Digital Effects
Edi - Effetti Digitali Italiani - Game Therapy [+see also:
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]

Makinarium – Tale of Tales
Chromatica – They Call Me Jeeg
Visualogie – Suburra
Peerless – Youth

David Giovani Award
Alaska – Claudio Cupellini
Gli ultimi saranno ultimi – Massimiliano Bruno
Correspondence – Giuseppe Tornatore
Don’t Be Bad – Claudio Caligari
Quo Vado? – Gennaro Nunziante

(Translated from Italian)

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