Saturday, June 27, 2015

2015 Nastri d'Argento Awards Winners

Today organizers announced the award winners and to the surprise of many three movies get each three awards to lead the pack of winners this year.

Anime Nere by Francesco Munzi, Tales of Tales by Matteo Garrone and Youth by Paolo Sorrentino are the three movies that each collected three awards.

A few days ago was announced that the Nastro dell'Anno went to Il giovane favoloso by Mario Martone and more recently that Noi e la Giulia by Edoardo Leo was awarded the Best Comedy of the Year award.

To read the award winners in all categories plus the special awards go to the official site here. Main categories winners are below in *BLUE.

Best Director
Saverio Constanzo for Hungry Hearts
Matteo Garrone for Il Racconto dei racconti (Tale of Tales)
Nanni Moretti for Mia Madre
Francesco Munzi for Anime Nere (Black Souls)
*Paolo Sorrentino for Youth

Best New Director
Michele Alhaique for Senza nessuna pietà
Laura Bispuri for Vergine Giurata (Sworn Virgin)
Duccio Chiarini for Short Skin - Il dolori del giovane Edo
Eleonora Danco for N-capace
*Edoardo Falcone for Se Dio Vuole

Best Actress
Ambra Angiolini in La Scelta
*Margherita Buy in Mia Madre
Paola Cortellesi in Scusate se esisto!
Alba Rohrwacher in Vergine Giurata and Hungry Hearts
Jasmine Trinca in Nessuno si salva da solo

Best Actor
*Alessandro Gassmann in Il nome del figlio (An Italian Name) and I nostri ragazzi (The Dinner)
Pierfrancesco Favino in Sensa nessuna pietà
Fabrizio Ferracane, Marco Leonardi and Peppino Mazzotta in Anime Nere (Black Souls)
Riccardo Scamarcio in Nessuno si salva da solo
Luca Zingaretti in Perez

Yesterday at the Maxxi Museum the Sindicato Nazionale Giornalisti Cinematografici Italiani (SNGCI) announced the nominations for what is considered as the Italian Golden Globes but here the awards are given by the Italian press and not the foreign press in Italy.

Leading the pack are films by Munzi and Sorrentino with seven (7) nominations each followed closely by films by Costanzo, Garrone, Moretti and Francesca Archibugi's Il nome del figlio with 6 each. Worth mentioning is that Youth did not qualify for the acting categories as most, if not all, were not Italians.

There is no doubt in my mind that Italian press is hurting because Cannes awards snub to the infamous trio (Sorrentino, Garrone and Moretti) as most articles tend to start with news that they didn't win a thing.  When reading some of the news got the spontaneous impression that "something" is happening to Italian cinema when most acclaimed directors go to work in the English-language and perhaps a new generation will come to claim back the prestige of great Italian cinema.

Here are the nominees in some of the categories.

To read nominees in all categories go here, available only in Italian.  In case you are still in shock for what happened in Cannes and forgot what happened in Venice fest last year, let me remind you that Alba Rohrwacher won the Copa Volpi for Best Actress for her performance in Hungry Hearts, so I hope the film journalists recall her great achievement and give her the Silver Ribbon this year again -she won it in 2010 for her performance in La solitudine dei numeri primi.

Award ceremony will be on Saturday, June 27 at Teatro Antico di Taormina. A few days ago was announced that the Nastro dell'anno 2015 was given to Il giovane favoloso by Mario Martone. Last Friday was also announced that the Nastri Europei this year will go to Laura Morante and Lambert Wilson. On Thursday the SNGI announced that the Nastro alla Carriera this year goes to Ninetto Davoli.

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