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Davids: Gomorrah Best Film, Divo win seven statuettes

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Davids: Gomorrah Best Film, Divo win seven statuettes

As if it were still necessary, Matteo Garrone’s Gomorrah [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Domenico Procacci
interview: Jean Labadie
interview: Matteo Garrone
film profile
]
and Paolo Sorrentino’s Il Divo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nicola Giuliano
interview: Paolo Sorrentino
interview: Philippe Desandre
film profile
]
have re-confirmed their status as films of the year, sweeping the David di Donatello Awards after doing the same at the domestic box office, their prizes at Cannes and beyond, and their impressive international sales.

However, on Friday evening it was Garrone’s film that won the most prestigious honours at Italy’s top film awards: Best Film, Director, Screenplay, Editing and Producer (Domenico Procacci). Il Divo won seven statuettes, for Best Actor (Toni Servillo) and six other technical categories, including Best Cinematography (Luca Bigazzi).

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Garrone received further satisfaction his first foray into producing, Gianni Di Gregorio’s Mid-August Lunch [+see also:
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, won Best Debut Director.

The awards:
Best Film Gomorrah

Best Director Matteo Garrone for Gomorrah

Best Debut Director Gianni Di Gregorio for Mid-August Lunch

Best Screenplay Gomorrah

Best Producer Domenico Procacci for Gomorrah

Best Actor Toni Servillo for Il Divo

Best Actress Alba Rohrwacher for Giovanna’s Father

Best Supporting Actor Giuseppe Battiston for Non pensarci [+see also:
trailer
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Best Supporting Actress Piera Degli Esposti for Il Divo

Best Cinematography Luca Bigazzi for Il Divo

Best Music Teho Teardo for Il Divo

Best Song "Herculaneum" from Gomorrah

Best Production Design Francesco Frigeri for The Demons of St. Petersburg [+see also:
trailer
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]

Best Costume Design Elisabetta Montaldo for The Demons of St. Petersburg

Best Hair Aldo Signoretti for Il Divo

Best Make-up Vittorio Sodano for Il Divo

Best Editing Marco Spoletini for Gomorrah

Best Sound Design Maricetta Lombardo for Gomorrah

Best Special Effects Il Divo

Best European Union Film Slumdog Millionaire [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Danny Boyle
film profile
]

Best Foreign Film Gran Torino by Clint Eastwood

Best Documentary Rata Nece Biti by Daniele Gaglianone

Young David Award Si può fare [+see also:
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by Giulio Manfredonia

Best Short Film L'arbitro by Paolo Zucca

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(Translated from Italian)

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