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The 2021 Italian Golden Globe goes to The Macaluso Sisters

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- The second film from Emma Dante was named best film of the year by the foreign press in Italy, while Daniele Luchetti won the Best Director award for The Ties

The 2021 Italian Golden Globe goes to The Macaluso Sisters
The Macaluso Sisters by Emma Dante

Handed out by a jury made up of more than 50 correspondents from the Association of Foreign Press in Italy, presided by Alina Trabattoni of Eurovision and Claudio Lavanga of NBC NEWS, the main 2021 Italian Golden Globes have gone to The Macaluso Sisters [+see also:
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by Emma Dante — which also triumphed in the Best Actress category with the ex aequo victory of actresses Donatella Finocchiaro and Simona Malato — and to Daniele Luchetti for his film The Ties [+see also:
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, inspired by the eponymous novel by Domenico Starnone. Kim Rossi Stuart won the award for Best Actor for his moving performance in Everything's Gonna Be Alright [+see also:
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by Francesco Bruni.

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An awards ceremony out of the ordinary this year, for the winners were revealed in the press. “The awards ceremony is only postponed — Lavanga and Trabattoni have made it known — we wish to reward each winner with the right attention, but at the same time we are forced to respect the restrictions of anti-covid measures, which also involve limitations on the part of the sponsors, as a consequence of the difficulties caused by the pandemic.”

Nora Stassi, the protagonist in The Lamb [+see also:
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, won the Young Hope Award at this edition, while Paradise [+see also:
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by Davide Del Degan received the award for Best Feature Debut. The award for Best TV Series was given to Speravo de morì prima, based on the life of football champion Francesco Totti, programmed by Sky Italia, and the award for Best Comedy went to Rose Island [+see also:
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, distributed by Netflix.

The Italy in the World Award, introduced for the first time this year to recognise the many talented Italian people working in foreign productions, went to the acclaimed film Miss Marx [+see also:
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. Director Giuliano Montaldo was given the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Renato Pozzetto, an icon of Italian comedy, who surprised the jury with his moving interpretation in We Still Talk [+see also:
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by Pupi Avati, was given the prestigious Grand Prize of the Foreign Press.

The awards:

Best Film
The Macaluso Sisters [+see also:
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- Emma Dante

Best Director
Daniele Luchetti - The Ties [+see also:
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]

Best Score
Mattia Carratello & Stefano Ratchev - Padrenostro [+see also:
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interview: Claudio Noce
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]

Best Actor
Kim Rossi Stuart - Everything's Gonna Be Alright [+see also:
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Best Actress
Donatella Finocchiaro, Simona Malato - The Macaluso Sisters

Best Comedy
Rose Island [+see also:
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- Sydney Sibilia

Best Screenplay
Michael Zampino, Heidrun Schleef, Giampaolo Rugo - Governance [+see also:
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(Italy/France)

Best Cinematography
Daniele Ciprì - The Bad Poet [+see also:
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(Italy/France)

Grand Prize of the Foreign Press
Renato Pozzetto

Lifetime Achievement Award
Giuliano Montaldo

Italy in the World Award
Miss Marx [+see also:
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interview: Susanna Nicchiarelli
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]
- Susanna Nicchiarelli (Italy/Belgium)

Best Feature Debut
Paradise [+see also:
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interview: Davide Del Degan
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]
- Davide Del Degan (Italy/Slovenia)

Young Hope Award
Nora Stassi - The Lamb [+see also:
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]
(Italy/France)

Gold Jury Prize
Elizabeth Missland

Best Documentary
Veleno - Hugo Berkeley

Best TV Series
Speravo de mori’ prima - Luca Ribuoli

Best Short Film
La stanza più fredda - Francesco Rossi

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