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AWARDS Italy

Silver Ribbons: Sorrentino and Tornatore head the list of contenders

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- The Great Beauty and The Best Offer receive nine nominations each. Among the films with the most nominations are Dormant Beauty, Viva la libertà, Miele and Viaggio sola

Silver Ribbons: Sorrentino and Tornatore head the list of contenders

Will The Great Beauty, depicting a cynical and grotesque Rome be the film to gain the most acclaim from Italy’s film reporters, or will it be The Best Offer, a tale of auction and deception? The arduous sentence will be read out on July 6, when all winners of the 2013 Silver Ribbons (Nastri d’argento) will be announced by the national union of Italian cinema journalists (Sindacato Nazionale Giornalisti Cinematografici Italiani - SNGCI). Among the candidates, the greatest rivalry will be between the two masters Paolo Sorrentino and Giuseppe Tornatore, who respectively with The Great Beauty [+see also:
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and The Best Offer [+see also:
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have received nine nominations each, including best director, best film, best screenplay and best photography.

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For the title of director of best film, Roberto Andò (Viva la libertà [+see also:
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), Marco Bellocchio (Bella addormentata [+see also:
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interview: Marco Bellocchio
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) and Claudio Giovannesi (Alì Blue Eyes [+see also:
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) are also in the running. The five best new-coming directors include Valeria Golino (Miele [+see also:
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interview: Valeria Golino
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), Giuseppe Bonito (Pulce non c'è [+see also:
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), Leonardo Di Costanzo (The Interval [+see also:
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interview: Leonardo Di Costanzo
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]
), Alessandro Gassman (Razzabastarda) and Luigi Lo Cascio (La città ideale [+see also:
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). In the comedy category, Benvenuto presidente by Riccardo Milani, Buongiorno papà by Edoardo Leo, Tutti contro tutti [+see also:
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interview: Rolando Ravello
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by Rolando Ravello, Una famiglia perfetta [+see also:
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interview: Rolando Ravello
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by Paolo Genovese and Viaggio sola [+see also:
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interview: Rolando Ravello
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by Maria Sole Tognazzi are competing.

The candidates for best male actor are Aniello Arena, the duo from Buongiorno papà [+see also:
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Raoul Bova and Marco Giallini, Luca Marinelli, Valerio Mastandrea and Francesco Scianna, while female nominees include Margherita Buy, Laura Chiatti, Laura Morante, Kasia Smutniak and Jasmine Trinca. Educazione siberiana by Gabriele Salvatores is in the running for best photography, screenplay and costumes. Ennio Morricone is a candidate for best original score (The Best Offer).

This year’s edition of the Silver Ribbons (Nastri), in their 67th year, is all Italian. “The 2013 edition of the Nastri has significantly eliminated any category that celebrate European and global cinema,” SNGCI president Laura Delli Colli explained, “this is a world of filmmakers and films that has already received undisputable recognition through awards as well as at the box office.”

Worth remembering that the year’s Silver Ribbon will go to Io e te [+see also:
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by Bernardo Bertolucci. Other special awards will go to Roberto Herlitzka for his career, Margaret Mazzantini and Sergio Castellitto for Venuto al mondo [+see also:
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. Toni Servillo will receive an “extraordinary” Silver Ribbon for his 2012-2013 performances (The Great Beauty, Viva la libertà, Bella addormentata, E' stato il figlio [+see also:
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).

For a complete list of nominations, follow this link.

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(Translated from Italian)

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