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Friday, May 08, 2009

53rd David di Donatello Awards Winners


Today it was the award ceremony and here are the award winners in RED.

I don’t know about you but me, I was expecting that current year Donatello awards was going to be a split between Il Divo and Gomorra and that Toni Servillo HAS to win the best actor award. Well, the first is already fact and the second it HAS to be fact on May 8 when the awards ceremony will be held. These are the nominations.

Best Film
Il Divo, Paolo Sorrentino
Ex, Fausto Brizzi
*Gomorra, Matteo Garrone
Si Puo’ Fare, Giulio Manfredonia
Tutta La Vita Davanti, Paolo Virzi

Best Director
Pupi Avanti for Il papa di Giovanna
Fausto Brizzi for Ex
*Matteo Garrone for Gomorra
Giulio Mnfredonia for Si Puo’ Fare
Paolo Sorrentino for Il Divo

Best First Time Director
Marco Amenta for La Siciliana Ribelle
Umberto Carteni for Diverso da Chi?
Tony D’Angello for Una Notte
*Gianni di Gregorio for Pranzo di Ferragosto
Marco Pontecorvo for PA-RA-DA

Best Actress
Donatella Finocchiario in Galantuomini
Claudia Gerini in Diverso da Chi?
Valeria Golino in Giulia Non Esce La Sera
Iliana Occhini in Mar Nero
*Alba Rohrwacher in
Il Papa di Giovanna

Best Actor
Luca Argentero in Diverso da Chi?
Claudio Bisio in Si Puo Fare
Valerio Mastandrea in Non Pensarci
Silvio Orlando in Il Papa di Giovanna
*Tony Servillo in Il Divo


Best European Film
Entre Les Murs (The Class), Laurent Cantet
Etz Limon (Lemon Tree), Eran Riklis,
*Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle
The Reader, Stephen Daldry
Waltz With Bashir, Ari Folman

Best Foreign Film
*Gran Torino, Clint Eastwood
Milk, Gus Van Sant
The Visitor, Tom McCarthy
The Wrestler, Darren Aronofsky
WALL-E, Andrew Staton

To check nominees in other categories please go here. To read all the award winners go here. So, there are some Italian movies that definitively I will see when possible.

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