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Nastro d’Argento Awards: a face-off between Amelio, Castellitto and De Angelis

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- Holding Hands, Lucky and Indivisible are the most nominated titles with seven nominations apiece, followed by Sweet Dreams, Fiore and Tutto quello che vuoi

Nastro d’Argento Awards: a face-off between Amelio, Castellitto and De Angelis
Holding Hands, Lucky and Indivisible

With seven nominations apiece, Holding Hands [+see also:
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by Gianni AmelioLucky [+see also:
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by Sergio Castellitto and Indivisible [+see also:
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by Edoardo De Angelis top the nomination leaderboard for the 2017 edition of the Nastro d’Argento Awards, which are awarded every year by film journalists from the SNGCI (National Union of Film Journalists), this year on 1 July at the Ancient Theatre in Taormina. Hot on their heels are Sweet Dreams [+see also:
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by Marco Bellocchio, Fiore [+see also:
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by Claudio Giovannesi (with six nominations) and Tutto quello che vuoi [+see also:
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by Francesco Bruni (with five nominations). Then there’s There is a Light [+see also:
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by Fabio Mollo, The Furlough [+see also:
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by Claudio Amendola and Sicilian Ghost Story [+see also:
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by Antonio Piazza and Fabio Grassadonia with four nominations each. The five directors in the running for the award for Best Director include Ferzan Ozpetek for his film Rosso Istanbul [+see also:
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Battling it out for the title of Best New Director are Vincenzo Alfieri (I peggiori [+see also:
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), Marco Danieli (Worldly Girl [+see also:
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), Roberto De Paolis (Pure Hearts [+see also:
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interview: Roberto De Paolis
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), Andrea De Sica (Children of the Night [+see also:
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), Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro (Mine [+see also:
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). Turning to comedy – in a year in which, according to the President of the SNGCI, Laura Delli Colli, “there have been too many wasted opportunities, starting with writing that requires a greater level of care in putting ideas together” – the finalists that stand out for their originality are L’ora legale [+see also:
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by Ficarra and Picone, Let Yourself Go! [+see also:
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by Francesco Amato, Husband & Wife [+see also:
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by Simone Godano, Omicidio all’italiana [+see also:
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by Maccio Capatonda, and Ears [+see also:
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by Alessandro Aronadio

Meanwhile, last night at the event held at the MAXXI in Rome, the technical Nastro d’Argento Awards were presented: Best Cinematography went to Luca Bigazzi (Holding Hands; Sicilian Ghost Story), Best Set Design to Marco Dentici (Sweet Dreams; Sicilian Ghost Story), Best Costumes to Massimo Cantini Parrini (Indivisible), Best Editing to Francesca Calvelli (Sweet Dreams) and Best Sound to Alessandro Rolla (Lucky). The Nastro of the Year went to Paolo Sorrentino for The Young Pope, and the Special Nastri to Giuliano Montaldo, as the protagonist of Tutto quello che vuoi, 7 minutes [+see also:
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by Michele Placido, and Sun, Heart, Love [+see also:
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by Daniele Vicari, for his focus on the topic of employment, as well as the two protagonists of Monte [+see also:
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by Amir Naderi, Claudia Potenza and Andrea Sartoretti, for overcoming “the test of a performance that was also physically very demanding”. The Special Nastro for Films dedicated to Youth was awarded to Piuma [+see also:
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by Roan Johnson, and the Nastro d’Argento Career Award to Roberto Faenza. On 1 July in Taormina the European Nastro d’Argento 2017 will be presented to Monica Bellucci, for her performance in On the Milky Road [+see also:
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by Emir Kusturica.

Last but not least, the Guglielmo Biraghi Award for Best Emerging Actor went to Brando Pacitto (Summertime [+see also:
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, Piuma) and Daphne Scoccia (Fiore), with two special mentions for Andrea Carpenzano (Tutto quello che vuoi) and Vincenzo Crea (Children of the Night).

The Nastro d’Argento Awards 2017 nominees:

Best Film
Holding Hands [+see also:
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– Gianni Amelio
Tutto quello che vuoi [+see also:
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– Francesco Bruni
Lucky [+see also:
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interview: Sergio Castellitto
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– Sergio Castellitto
Indivisible [+see also:
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interview: Edoardo de Angelis
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Edoardo De Angelis
Fiore [+see also:
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Q&A: Claudio Giovannesi
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Claudio Giovannesi

Best Director
Gianni Amelio – Holding Hands
Marco Bellocchio – Sweet Dreams [+see also:
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Edoardo De Angelis – Indivisible
Ferzan Ozpetek – Rosso Istanbul [+see also:
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Antonio Piazza and Fabio Grassadonia – Sicilian Ghost Story [+see also:
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Best New Director
Vincenzo Alfieri – I peggiori [+see also:
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Marco Danieli – Worldly Girl [+see also:
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Roberto De Paolis – Pure Hearts [+see also:
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Andrea De Sica – Children of the Night [+see also:
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Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro – Mine [+see also:
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Best Comedy
L’ora legale [+see also:
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Ficarra and Picone
Let Yourself Go! [+see also:
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Francesco Amato
Husband & Wife [+see also:
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– Simone Godano
Omicidio all’italiana [+see also:
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Maccio Capatonda
Ears [+see also:
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interview: Alessandro Aronadio
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Alessandro Aronadio

Best Storyline
Michele Astori, Pif – At War with Love [+see also:
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Massimiliano Bruno, Herbert Simone Paragnani, Gianni Corsi – Beata ignoranza [+see also:
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Nicola Guaglianone – Indivisible
Alessandro Aronadio, Edoardo Leo, Renato Sannio – What’s the Big Deal [+see also:
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Fabio Mollo, Josella Porto – There is a Light [+see also:
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Best Screenplay
Francesco Bruni – Tutto quello che vuoi
Ugo Chiti, Gianfranco Cabiddu, Salvatore De Mola with Francesco Marino – The Stuff of Dreams [+see also:
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Claudio Giovannesi, Filippo Gravino, Antonella Lattanzi – Fiore
Alex Infascelli, Francesca Manieri – Piccoli crimini coniugali [+see also:
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Margaret Mazzantini – Lucky

Best Producer
Claudio Bonivento – The Furlough [+see also:
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Beppe Caschetto – Sweet Dreams; Tutto quello che vuoi
Beppe Caschetto, Rita Rognoni – Fiore
Attilio De Razza – L’ora legale
Attilio De Razza, Pier Paolo Verga – Indivisible
Gaetano Di Vaio, Gianluca Curti – Falchi [+see also:
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Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Carlotta Calori, Viola Prestieri – Lucky
Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Carlotta Calori, Massimo Cristaldi – Sicilian Ghost Story

Best Actor
Renato Carpentieri – Holding Hands
Alessandro Gassmann, Marco Giallini – Beata ignoranza
Luca Marinelli – There is a Light
Michele Riondino – Worldly Girl
Toni Servillo – Let Yourself Go!

Best Actress
Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Micaela Ramazzotti – Holding Hands
Isabella Ragonese – Sun, Heart, Love [+see also:
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; There is a Light
Greta Scarano – The Truth Lies in Heaven [+see also:
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;I Can Quit Whenever I Want 2: Masterclass [+see also:
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Sara Serraiocco – Worldly Girl;No Country for the Young [+see also:
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Jasmine Trinca – Lucky

Best Supporting Actor
Claudio Amendola, Luca Argentero – The Furlough
Alessandro Borghi – Lucky;I Was a Dreamer [+see also:
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Ennio Fantastichini – Coffee [+see also:
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; The Stuff of Dreams
Valerio Mastandrea – Fiore
Edoardo Pesce – Pure Hearts; Lucky

Best Supporting Actress
Barbora Bobulova – Pure Hearts;Lasciami per sempre [+see also:
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Margherita Buy – How to Grow Up Despite your Parents [+see also:
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; Questi giorni [+see also:
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Sabrina Ferilli – Omicidio all’italiana
Anna Ferruzzo – There is a Light
Carla Signoris – Let Yourself Go!

Best Cinematography
Luca Bigazzi – Holding Hands; Sicilian Ghost Story (winner)
Arnaldo Catinari – Piccoli crimini coniugali; Tutto quello che vuoi
Duccio Cimatti – The War of Bumpkins [+see also:
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Daniele Ciprì – Sweet Dreams; Fiore
Gian Filippo Corticelli – Rosso Istanbul

Best Set Design
Giancarlo Basili – Holding Hands
Dimitri Capuani – Children of the Night
Marco Dentici – Sweet Dreams; Sicilian Ghost Story (winner)
Marina Pinzuti Ansolini – Piccoli crimini coniugali
Alessandro Vannucci – I Can Quit Whenever I Want 2: Masterclass

Best Costumes
Daria Calvelli – Sweet Dreams
Massimo Cantini Parrini – Indivisible (winner)
Beatrice Giannini, Elisabetta Antico – The Stuff of Dreams
Patrizia Mazzon – I Can Quit Whenever I Want 2: Masterclass
Cristiana Ricceri – At War with Love

Best Editing
Francesca Calvelli – Sweet Dreams (winner)
Jacopo Quadri – The War of Bumpkins
Matteo Santi, Fabio Guaglione, Filippo Mauro Boni – Mine
Roberto Siciliano – The Furlough
Giuseppe Trepiccione – Fiore

Best Sound

Stefano Campus – The Furlough
Gianluca Costamagna – Tutto quello che vuoi
Alessandro Rolla – Lucky (winner)
Remo Ugolinelli, Alessandro Palmerini – Sun, Heart, Love
Alessandro Zanon – Holding Hands

Best Soundtrack
Enzo Avitabile – Indivisible
Nino D’Angelo – Falchi
Stefano Di Battista – Sun, Heart, Love
Giuliano Sangiorgi – No Country for the Young
Giuliano Taviani, Carmelo Travia – Rosso Istanbul

Best Original Song
Abbi pietà di noi – Indivisible
Donkey Flyin' in the Sky – At War with Love
Ho perso il mio amore – La verità vi spiego sull’amore [+see also:
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L'estate addosso - Summertime [+see also:
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Quando le canzoni finiranno – La cena di Natale [+see also:
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Five Finalists for the Nastro for a film on Youth
Summertime – Gabriele Muccino
Non è un paese per giovani – Giovanni Veronesi
Piuma – Roan Johnson (winner)
Slam – Tutto per una ragazza [+see also:
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– Andrea Molaioli
The Start-Up [+see also:
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– Alessandro D’Alatri

(Translated from Italian)

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