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Sunday, July 01, 2012

2012 Nastri d'Argento Award Winners

Last night at Taormina the SNGCI had their award ceremony and winners are in *BLUE. To read winners in all categories go here, available only in Italian.

Today the Sindicato Nazionale Giornalisti Cinematografici Italiani (SNGCI) announced the nominations and here they are for some categories. Films with most nominations are Ferzan Ozpetek's Magnifica presenza (Magnificent Presence) and Marco Tulio Giordana's Romanzo di una strage (Story of a Massacre), each with 9 nods.

Best Director
Emanuele Crialese for Terraferma
Marco Tulio Giordana for Romanzo di una strage (Story of a Massacre)
Ferzan Ozpetek for Magnifica Presenza (Magnificent Presence)
*Paolo Sorrentino for This Must Be The Place
Daniele Vicari for Diaz (Diaz: Don't Clean Up This Blood)

Best New Director
*Fracesco Bruni for Scialla! (Easy!)
Gianluca e Massimiliano de Serio for Sette Opere di Misericordia (Seven Acts of Mercy)
Guido Lombardi for La-bàs. Educazione criminale (La-bàs: A Criminal Education)
Andrea Segre for Io Sono Li (Shun Li and the Poet)
Stefano Sollima for A.C.A.B. (A.C.A.B.: All Cops Are Bastards)

Best Actress
Carolina Crescentini in L'Industriale (The Entrepreneur)
Donatella Finocchiaro in Terraferma
Claudia Gerini in Il mio domani (My Tomorrow) and Com’è bello far l’amore (Love is in the Air)
Valeria Golino in La Kryptonite nella Borsa (Kryptonite!)
*Micaela Ramazzotti in Posti in Paradiso (A Flat for Three) and Il coure grande delle ragazze (The Big Heart of the Girls)

Best Actor
Fabrizio Bentivoglio in Scialla! (Easy!)
*Pierfrancesco Favino in A.C.A.B. (A.C.A.B.: All Cops Are Bastards) and Romanzo di una strage (Story of a Massacre)
Elio Germano in Maginifica Presenza (Magnificent Presence)
Roberto Herlitzka in Sette opere di misericordia (Seven Acts of Mercy)
Vinicio Marchioni in Cavalli (Horses) and Sulla Strada di Casa

Best European Film
*The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius
Carnage, Roman Polanski
Faust, Alexander Sokurov
Melancholia, Lars von Trier
Shame, Steve McQueen

Best Non-European Foreign Film
*Drive, Nicholas Winding Ref
Hugo, Martin Scorsese
Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen
The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick
A Separation, Ashgar Farhadi

I love Ferzan Ozpetek movies and look forward to watch his Magnifica Presenza as soon as possible; also calls my attention Pupi Avanti's Il Coure Grande delle Ragazze (The Big Heart of the Girls) and Segre's Io Sono Li. This year's Nastro of the Year went to Paolo and Vittorio Taviani for Caesar Deve Morire (Caesar Must Die).

To check nominees in all categories go here, available only in Italian. Award ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 30 in Taormina and Stefania Rocca will host.

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