They Call Me Jeeg emerges victorious at the Italian Golden Globes
by Camillo De Marco
- Best Debut Film went to The Wait by Piero Messina, while Elio Germano and Ondina Quadri were awarded for their performances in The Beginners and Arianna, respectively
Last night, the Foreign Press Association in Italy handed out the 2016 Italian Golden Globes, which this year celebrated their 56th edition. The Best Film of the year for the foreign journalists was They Call Me Jeeg [+see also:
interview: Gabriele Mainetti
film profile] by Gabriele Mainetti. There was a double justification for the prize: firstly, because for the first time, the film brings together the harsh, gritty world of the outskirts of Rome and the explosive charge of science fiction; and secondly, because it captured everyone’s attention thanks to some incredible word of mouth.
Two Special Awards were also given out: the Grand Prize of the Foreign Press went to Gianfranco Rosi’s Fire at Sea [+see also:
interview: Gianfranco Rosi
film profile], while the Golden Globe for Lifetime Achievement went to Nicoletta Braschi and Roberto Benigni.
Here is the complete list of winners:
Best Short Film
Tra le dita – Cristina K Casini
If Only I Were That Warrior – Valerio Ciriaci
2016 Lifetime Achievement Golden Globe
Nicoletta Braschi and Roberto Benigni
(Translated from Italian)