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DAVID DI DONATELLO 2016

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Seven Davids go to They Call Me Jeeg and Tale of Tales

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- Perfect Strangers is named as Best Film. Just one David went to Don’t Be Bad, whilst Youth was awarded for its score

Seven Davids go to They Call Me Jeeg and Tale of Tales
Gabriele Mainetti collects his award for Best New Director

Nominations pitched They Call Me Jeeg [+see also:
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and Don’t Be Bad [+see also:
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head to head (with 16 nominations apiece), but the 60th David di Donatello Awards ceremony, held last night in Rome in a completely revamped Oscar-style format, confirmed the triumph of Gabriele Mainetti’s film and saw Tale of Tales [+see also:
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by Matteo Garrone as the other protagonist of the evening, leaving (perhaps too) little space for the film by the late Claudio Caligari.

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Seven Davids went to the revelation of the year, They Call Me Jeeg: Best New Director, Best Producer, Best Actress and Actor for Ilenia Pastorelli and Claudio Santamaria, Best Supporting Actress and Actor for Antonia Truppo and Luca Marinelli, and Best Editing; the same number of awards (seven) went to the foray into fantasy by the director of Gomorrah [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Domenico Procacci
interview: Jean Labadie
interview: Matteo Garrone
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]
, or rather Tale of Tales: Best Director, Best Cinematography (Peter Suschitzky), Best Set Designer, Best Costumes, Best Make-up, Best Hair Design, and Best Digital Effects.

The title of Best Film, however, this year went to Perfect Strangers [+see also:
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by Paolo Genovese, another phenomenon of the season with €16 million in takings, which also won the David for Best Screenplay. “A film about secrets and lies”, declared the director as he took to the stage, visibly surprised and emotional, “but one that I want to dedicate to the truth” (all those who participated in the evening paraded down the red carpet wearing a sticker saying “Truth for Giulio Regeni”). 

This year’s Italian candidate for the Oscars, Don’t Be Bad by Claudio Caligari, was surprisingly only awarded one David, for Best Sound. Youth [+see also:
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interview: Paolo Sorrentino
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by Paolo Sorrentino (which started off with 14 nominations) instead won the awards for Best Score and Best Original Song, both the work of David Lang. The award for Best Documentary went to S is for Stanley [+see also:
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 by Alex Infascelli, whilst Best European Film went to Son of Saul [+see also:
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Q&A: László Nemes
interview: László Rajk
film profile
]
. The David Giovani Award went to Correspondence [+see also:
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]
by Giuseppe Tornatore

List of winners:

Best Film
Perfect Strangers [+see also:
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– Paolo Genovese

Best Director
Matteo Garrone– Tale of Tales [+see also:
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Q&A: Matteo Garrone
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]

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

Best Screenplay
Filippo Bologna, Paolo Costella, Paolo Genovese, Paola Mammini, Rolando Ravello – Perfect Strangers

Best Producer
Gabriele Mainetti, Goon Films – They Call Me Jeeg

Best Actress
Ilenia Pastorelli – They Call Me Jeeg

Best Actor
Claudio Santamaria – They Call Me Jeeg

Best Supporting Actress
Antonia Truppo – They Call Me Jeeg

Best Supporting Actor
Luca Marinelli – They Call Me Jeeg

Best Cinematography
Peter Suschitzky – Tale of Tales

Best Score
David Lang - Youth [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Paolo Sorrentino
film profile
]

Best Original Song
“Simple Song #3” (Music and lyrics by David Lang, performed by Sumi Jo) – Youth

Best Set Designer
Dimitri Capuani, Alessia Anfuso – Tale of Tales

Best Costumes
Massimo Cantini Parrini – Tale of Tales

Best Make-up
Gino Tamagnini, Valter Casotto, Luigi D'Andrea, Leonardo Cruciano – Tale of Tales

Best Hair Design
Francesco Pegoretti – Tale of Tales

Best Editing
Andrea Maguolo with the collaboration of Federico Conforti – They Call Me Jeeg

Best Sound
Angelo Bonanni – Don’t Be Bad [+see also:
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Best Digital Effects
Makinarium – Tale of Tales

Best Feature Documentary
S is for Stanley [+see also:
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 - Alex Infascelli

Best European Film
Son of Saul [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: László Nemes
interview: László Rajk
film profile
]
- Laszlo Nemes

Best Foreign Film
Bridge of Spies – Steven Spielberg

Best Short Film
Bellissima - Alessandro Capitani

David Giovani Award
Correspondence [+see also:
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]
- Giuseppe Tornatore

(Translated from Italian)

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