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We Have A Pope triumphs at Nastri d'Argento, three awards for Angel of Evil

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We Have A Pope triumphs at Nastri d'Argento, three awards for Angel of Evil

With six Nastri d'Argento gongs out of seven nominations, We Have A Pope [+see also:
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is the major winner of the 2011 edition of the Italian Film Critics’ Awards, presented in Taormina last Saturday. Nanni Moretti’s film about a depressed pope, shown at the latest Cannes Film Festival (see news), won the Nastro d’Argento for Director of Best Film, as well as Best Original Story (Moretti, Francesco Piccolo and Federica Pontremoli), Best Cinematography (Alessandro Pesci), Best Production Design (Paola Bizzarri), Best Costume Design (Lina Nerli Taviani) and Best Producer (Moretti and Domenico Procacci).

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Meanwhile, Michele Placido’s Angel of Evil [+see also:
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scooped three Nastri d’Argento: Best Actor (Kim Rossi Stuart), Best Editing (Consuelo Catucci) and Best Original Score (i Negramaro). Mario Martone’s We Believed [+see also:
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picked up the Nastro of the Year Award 2011.

Best Actress went to Alba Rohrwacher for her role in The Solitude of Prime Numbers [+see also:
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, while Best Supporting Actress went to Carolina Crescentini for Boris Il Film [+see also:
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and 20 Cigarettes [+see also:
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. Meanwhile, Best Supporting Actor went to Giuseppe Battiston for his performance in three films: The Passion [+see also:
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, Unlikely Revolutionaries [+see also:
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and Make A Fake [+see also:
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.

As Best Debut Director, the Italian film critics chose Alice Rohrwacher for Corpo Celeste [+see also:
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, which screened to great acclaim at Cannes in May. "In a year of comedy", commented Laura Delli Colli, president of the Italian film critics, "the Nastri d'Argento are going very much against the trend by awarding, along with auteur cinema, the ‘fresh wave' of Italian cinema, confirming a new generation of actors and an astonishing debut by Alice Rohrwacher, who won in a particularly rich year for interesting debut films".

Among the other prizes, Best Comedy was awarded to Massimiliano Bruno’s Nessuno Mi Può Giudicare [+see also:
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, Best Screenplay to Massimo Gaudioso for Welcome to the South [+see also:
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and Best Documentary to Gabriele Salvatores’s 1960. Best European Film went to Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech [+see also:
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.

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(Translated from Italian)

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