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Winners multiplied at Nastri d’Argento

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Winners multiplied at Nastri d’Argento

The 2010 Nastri d’Argento, presented June 19 in Taormina by the Italian National Film Journalists Union, was marked by shared awards. Whether it was two women for the same role (Best Actresses Stefania Sandrelli and Micaela Ramazzotti in The First Beautiful Thing [+see also:
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) or two men for different films (Palme d’Or winner Elio Germano, for Our Life [+see also:
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]
, and Christian De Sica for Pupi Avati’s Il Figlio Più Piccolo [+see also:
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), many Nastri recipients took the stage of the Teatro Antico in the company of one or two more peers.

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The goal behind the many ex-acqueo awards was probably to promote Italian cinema by singling out a growing number of titles and people. To do so, the films that would have left the competition in the dust were given Nastro of the Year nods (like Giuseppe Tornatore’s Baaría [+see also:
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), and alongside the usual award for Best Film Director (Paolo Virzì for The First Beautiful Thing), as of this year there’s a new prize, for Best Comedy Film, won by Ferzan Ozpetek’s Loose Cannons [+see also:
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.

The top winners were multiplied, and not only the films: Best Supporting Actress was shared by Lunetta Savino and Elena Sofia Ricci (both for Loose Cannons), as well as Isabella Ragonese, who received a “cumulative” prize for Our Life and One Life, Maybe Two [+see also:
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. The same goes for Luca Zingaretti, Best Supporting Actor for Our Life and Il Figlio Più Piccolo, alongside Ennio Fantastichini for Loose Cannons.

There were five overall “ties”, rounded out by Best Debut Film (Valerio Mieli’s Ten Winters [+see also:
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interview: Michele Riondino - actor
interview: Valerio Mieli
film profile
]
and Rocco Papaleo’s Basilicata Coast to Coast [+see also:
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interview: Rocco Papaleo
film profile
]
) and Best Sound (The Man Who Will Come [+see also:
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interview: Giorgio Diritti
film profile
]
and Our Life).

For the rest, many predictions came true, with The First Beautiful Thing triumphing in the Best Screenplay (while Best Film Story went to Carlo Verdone’s Io, loro e Lara [+see also:
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); Loose Cannons winning Best Cinematography and Song (“Sogno”, sung by Patty Pravo); Oscar winner Gabriella Pescucci winning Best Costume Design for The First Beautiful Thing (and Agorà [+see also:
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).

Best Soundtrack went to Papaleo’s abovementioned musical; Simone Bachini and Giorgio Diritti walked away with Best Producers for The Man Who Will Come (the great “loser” of evening, if Best Sound and Production Design are excluded).

Best European Film went to Radu Mihaileanu’s The Concert [+see also:
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interview: Radu Mihaileanu
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]
while European Nastri d’Argento were given to Vincent Lindon for Welcome [+see also:
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interview: Philippe Lioret
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]
and Tilda Swinton per I Am Love [+see also:
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interview: Luca Guadagnino - director
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]
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The full list of winners:

Director, Best Film

 Paolo Virzì for The First Beautiful Thing

Best Comedy

 Ferzan Ozpetek for Loose Cannons

Best Debut Director

 Valerio Mieli for Ten Winters

 Rocco Papaleo for Basilicata Coast to Coast

Best Producer

 Simone Bachini and Giorgio Diritti for The Man Who Will Come (Arancia Film)

Best Film Story

 Carlo Verdone, Francesca Marciano, Pasquale Plastino for Io, loro e Lara

Best Screenplay

 Francesco Bruni, Francesco Piccolo, Paolo Virzì for The First Beautiful Thing

Best Actor

 Elio Germano for Our Life

 Christian De Sica for Il Figlio Più Piccolo

Best Actress

 Micaela Ramazzotti and Stefania Sandrelli for The First Beautiful Thing

Best Supporting Actor

 Ennio Fantastichini for Loose Cannons

 Luca Zingaretti for Il Figlio Più Piccolo and Our Life

Best Supporting Actress

 Isabella Ragonese for Our Life and One Life, Maybe Two

 Elena Sofia Ricci and Lunetta Savino for Loose Cannons

Best Cinematography

 Maurizio Calvesi for Loose Cannons

Best Production Design

 Giancarlo Basili for The Man Who Will Come

Best Costume Design

 Gabriella Pescucci for The First Beautiful Thing and Agorà

Best Editing

 Massimo Fiocchi for Happy Family [+see also:
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and The White Space [+see also:
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]

Best Sound

 Carlo Missidenti for The Man Who Will Come

 Bruno Pupparo for Our LIfe

Best Soundtrack

 Rita Marcotulli for Basilicata Coast to Coast

Best Original Song

 “Sogno”, sung by Patty Pravo in Loose Cannons (music by Marco Giacomelli and Fabio Petrillo, lyrics by Ilaria Cortese)

Best European Film
The Concert [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Radu Mihaileanu
film profile
]
by Radu Mihaileanu

Best Non-European (non-Italian) Film
Inglorious Basterds [+see also:
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]
by Quentin Tarantino

Best 3D film
Avatar by James Cameron

Special 2010 Nastro
Baaría by Giuseppe Tornatore

Nastri d’Argento Lifetime Achievement Awards

 Ugo Gregoretti

 Ilaria Occhini

 Armando Trovajoli

 Gilles Jacob

Special 2010 Nastro
Le Quattro Volte by Michelangelo Frammartino

Special Mentions

 Nicola Nocella for Il Figlio Più Piccolo
La Pivellina [+see also:
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]
by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel

European Nastri d’Argento

 Vincent Lindon for Welcome by Philippe Lioret

 Tilda Swinton for I Am Love by Luca Guadagnino

Nastri d’Argento for Dubbing

 Carlo Di Carlo and Maura Vespini

Best Documentary
The Mouth of the Wolf [+see also:
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interview: Pietro Marcello
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]
by Pietro Marcello

Best Documentary on Cinema
Negli Occhi by Daniele Anzellotti and Francesco Del Grosso

Special Mention
L'uomo dalla bocca storta by Emanuele Salce, Andrea Pergolari

(Translated from Italian)

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