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Nastri d'Argento: Ozpetek-Giordana go head-to-head with 9 nominations each

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- Film journalists declare Caesar Must Die film of the year. The most nominated films also include Easy! and A.C.A.B.. Award ceremony on June 30 in Taormina

Nastri d'Argento: Ozpetek-Giordana go head-to-head with 9 nominations each

Ferzan Ozpetek's Magnificent Presence [+see also:
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and Marco Tullio Giordana's Romanzo di una strage [+see also:
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, will, with 9 nominations each, be competing against each other for the greatest number of Nastri d'Argento 2012, the awards given by film journalists of the SNGCI (Italian National Union of Film Journalists). Ozpetek and Giordana will compete against Daniele Vicari (Diaz [+see also:
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, 7 nominations in total), Emanuele Crialese (Terraferma [+see also:
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, 5 nominations) and Paolo Sorrentino (This Must Be the Place [+see also:
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, 5 nominations) for the Award for Best Director .

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A surprise 5 nominations have also been given to Carlo Verdone's film about fathers who are separated from their wives,A Flat for Three [+see also:
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, nominated in the category of Best Comedy. The most nominations received this year also include Francesco Bruni's Easy! [+see also:
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( Italian Controcampo award at the latest Venice Film Festival) and Stefano Sollima's A.C.A.B. [+see also:
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, both short-listed for the award of Best New Director alongside Gianluca and Massimiliano DeSerio (Seven Acts of Mercy [+see also:
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), Guido Lombardi (Là-bas - A Criminal Education [+see also:
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) and Andrea Segre (Li and the Poet [+see also:
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).

4 nominations went to Giuliano Montaldo 's L'industriale, including Best Film Story and Best Actress (Carolina Crescentini). The Best Actress group is completed by Donatella Finocchiaro, Claudia Gerini, Valeria Golino and Micaela Ramazzotti. The Best Actor will be chosen out of Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Pierfrancesco Favino, Elio Germano, Roberto Herlitzka and Vinicio Marchioni. In the Supporting Actress group are: Barbora Bobulova, Michela Cescon, Alessandra Mastronardi, Paola Minaccioni and outsider Elisa Di Eusanio (Good As You [+see also:
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); the Supporting Actors are: Giuseppe Fiorello, Marco Giallini, Fabrizio Gifuni, Michele Riondino and Riccardo Scamarcio.

Alongside Verdone's film and Paolo Genovese's Immaturi, il viaggio [+see also:
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in the nominees for Best Comedy we also find more niche films such as Laura Morante's Ciliegine [+see also:
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, Paolo Virzì's The Greatest of All [+see also:
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and Ivan Cotroneo's Kryptonite! [+see also:
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. The Best European film will be chosen out of The Artist [+see also:
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, Carnage [+see also:
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, Faust, Melancholia [+see also:
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and Shame [+see also:
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.

Finally, the film journalists awarded the Nastro of the Year 2012 to Paolo and Vittorio Taviani's Caesar Must Die [+see also:
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, already a winner in Berlin and at the David di Donatello awards, as well as of an award to the film's cast, the prisoners of the Rebibbia prison, some of whom were present last night, exceptionally, in the Villa Medici, the base of the French Academy in Rome, where the nominations were announced (without a red carpet, in support of the national day of mourning for the victims of the earthquake in Emilia Romagna).

The award ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 30, in Taormina.

(Translated from Italian)

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