Marco Bellocchio triumphs at the Italian Golden Globes
- The director wins the awards for Best Film, with Kidnapped, and Best TV Series, for Esterno notte; also awarded were Mia, Romantic Girls, and Strangeness
Marco Bellocchio repeats his double win for Best Film and Best TV Series at the recent Nastri d’argento (read the news), winning the same two awards from foreign journalists based in Italy. During the ceremony held yesterday evening at the German Academy in Rome, the director from Piacenza collected, to great applause, his Italian Golden Globe for Best Film, for Kidnapped [+see also:
film profile], and the award for Best TV Series, for Exterior Night [+see also:
interview: Marco Bellocchio
The 63rd edition of the annual award ceremony, with prizes handed out by the Italian Foreign Press Association, also turned its spotlight on Mia [+see also:
film profile] by Ivano De Matteo, which received the awards for Best Actor (for Edoardo Leo) and Best Screenplay (written by the director together with Valentina Ferlan), and on Romantic Girls [+see also:
film profile] by Pilar Fogliati, which won the Globes for Best Comedy and Best Actress (for Fogliati).
The post-pandemic Italian blockbuster Strangeness [+see also:
film profile], by Roberto Andò, won the Golden Globe for Best Director, while the award for Best Feature Debut went to Fireworks [+see also:
film profile], the directorial debut of TV drama star Giuseppe Fiorello.Meanwhile the young Saul Nanni, who stars in Kim Rossi Stuart’s Brado [+see also:
film profile], won the Golden Globe for Most Promising Actor. Also worth pointing out is the Special Jury Prize which went to The Last Night of Amore [+see also:
interview: Andrea Di Stefano
film profile] by Andrea Di Stefano, and the award for Best Cinematography attributed to Michele D’Attanasio for his work on Caravaggio's Shadow [+see also:
film profile] by Michele Placido.
Also present at the awards ceremony at Villa Massimo was Hollywood star John Malkovich, who received from the hands of actor Maurizio Lombardi (who starred in Paolo Sorrentino’s The New Pope [+see also:
interview: Paolo Sorrentino
series profile] with him) the Grand Prize from the Foreign Press for his commitment as an actor, director and producer and for his special bond with Italy.
Gianni Agnelli, in arte l’Avvocato - Emanuele Imbucci
Pilar Fogliati - Romantic Girls
Ivano De Matteo, Valentina Ferlan - Mia
Best Short Film
Grazie Michele - Rosario Errico
Grand Prize from the Foreign Pres
(Translated from Italian)
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