Moretti and Placido sweep up David Awards
The 50th edition of the David di Donatello Awards ended with a victory for Nanni Moretti as his Caiman [+see also:
interview: Jean Labadie
interview: Nanni Moretti
film profile] picked up six of the evening’s most prestigious awards (including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Producer).
Crime Novel [+see also:
interview: Michele Placido
film profile] by Michele Placido won seven awards: Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Luca Bigazzi), Best Art Direction, Best Costumes, Best Editing and Best Supporting Actor (Pierfrancesco Favino). Placido also received the David Giovani, given out by Italian high school students.
"I think the jury, made up mostly of film industry people, appreciated the cinematic qualities of The Caiman, and I don’t believe they allowed themselves to be influenced by the film’s political aspects, which the newspaper headlines brought to the forefront", commented Moretti to journalists at the end of the night.
Of its 10 nominations, Notte prima degli esami (lit. “Night Before the Exams”), the surprise box office hit of the season, took home only one David: Best Debut Filmmaker for Fausto Brizzi.
The third time around as a nominee was a charm for Valeria Golino, who won the Best Actress Award for La guerra di Mario (lit. “Mario’s War”) by Antonio Capuano. The film also won the Torino Film Commission Award.
Don't Tell [+see also:
film profile], however, won in only one of the six categories in which it was nominated, with Angela Finocchiaro picking up the Best Supporting Actress Award.
The Best European Union film was deemed to be Match Point by Woody Allen, produced by BBC Films while Crash by Paul Haggis was chosen as Best Foreign Film.
The full list of winners:
Best Film, The Caiman by Nanni Moretti
Best Director, Nanni Moretti for The Caiman
Best Debut Feature Notte prima degli esamiby Fausto Brizzi
Best Screenplay, Stefano Rulli, Sandro Petraglia, Giancarlo De Cataldo with the collaboration of Michele Placido for Crime Novel
Best Producers, Angelo Barbagallo and Nanni Moretti for Sacher Film with The Caiman
Best Actress, Valeria Golino for Mario’s War
Best Actor, Silvio Orlando for The Caiman
Best Supporting Actor, Angela Finocchiaro for Don't Tell
Best Supporting Actress, Pierfrancesco Savino for Crime Novel
Best Cinematography, Luca Bigazzi for Crime Novel
Best Score, Franco Piersanti for The Caiman
Best Song, Arrivederci amore ciao for Arrivederci amore ciao
Best Production Design, Paola Comencini for Crime Novel
Best Costume Design, Nicoletta Taranta for Crime Novel
Best Editing, Esmeralda Calabria for Crime Novel
Best Sound Mixing, Alessandro Zanon for The Caiman
Best Visual Effects, Proxima for Crime Novel
Best European Film, Match point by Woody Allen
Best Foreign Film, Crash by Paul Haggis
David Giovani, Crime Novel by Michele Placido
Best documentary feature Il bravo gatto prende i topi, by Francesco Conversano and Nene Grignaffini;
Best Short Un inguaribile amore by Giovanni Covini
Critic's Award: Mario’s War by Antonio Capuano.
(Translated from Italian)