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Bellocchio, Garrone and Rohrwacher in the running for Best Director at the Italian Golden Globes

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- The Foreign Press Association in Italy has announced its list of nominees with the award ceremony set to take place on 19 June in Rome

Bellocchio, Garrone and Rohrwacher in the running for Best Director at the Italian Golden Globes
Directors Marco Bellocchio, Matteo Garrone and Alice Rohrwacher

It will be Marco Bellocchio (The Traitor [+see also:
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trailer
Q&A: Marco Bellocchio
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]
), Matteo Garrone (Dogman [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Matteo Garrone
film profile
]
) and Alice Rohrwacher (Happy As Lazzaro [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alice Rohrwacher
film profile
]
) who find themselves battling it out this year for the title of Best Director, the most coveted Golden Globe. Standing tall among the nominees chosen by the Foreign Press Association in Italy to compete in the annual award ceremony, which will take place on 19 June at Villa Wolkonsky, the British ambassador’s residence in Rome, is Bellocchio’s film on Tommaso Buscetta, received to much applause at the recent Cannes Film Festival. It has earned itself four nominations at the Italian event: aside from Best Director, it’s also in the running for Best Actor (Pierfrancesco Favino), Best Screenplay and Best Score. 

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Joining Favino in the contest for Best Actor are Alessandro Borghi (On My Skin [+see also:
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) and Marcello Fonte (Dogman); jostling together in the Best Actress trio, meanwhile, we find Jasmine Trinca for An Almost Ordinary Summer [+see also:
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, Francesca Niedda for Wherever You Are [+see also:
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and Anna Foglietta for If Life Gives You Lemons [+see also:
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]

In the category of Best First Film, the Press Association are proposing Bangla [+see also:
film review
trailer
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]
by Phaim Bhuiyan, The Champion [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Leonardo D’Agostini
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]
by Leonardo D’Agostiniand Boys Cry [+see also:
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interview: Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo
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by Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo. A new addition to the competition this year is the award for Best TV Series (with The Name of the Rose,My Brilliant Friend andLa porta rossa vying for the prize). Last but not least, the young protagonist of My Brilliant Friend, acting revelation Ludovica Nasti, will be the proud recipient of the Young Hope award.

The nominations for the 59th edition of the Italian Golden Globes are:

Best Director
Marco Bellocchio – The Traitor [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Marco Bellocchio
film profile
]
(Italy/France/Germany/Brazil)
Matteo Garrone – Dogman [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Matteo Garrone
film profile
]
(Italy/France)
Alice Rohrwacher – Happy As Lazzaro [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alice Rohrwacher
film profile
]
(Italy/Switzerland/France/Germany)

Best Debut Film
Bangla [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Phaim Bhuiyan
The Champion [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Leonardo D’Agostini
film profile
]
- Leonardo D’Agostini
Boys Cry [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo
film profile
]
- Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo

Best Actress
Jasmine Trinca – An Almost Ordinary Summer [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Francesca Niedda – Wherever You Are [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Anna Foglietta – If Life Gives You Lemons [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Best Actor
Alessandro Borghi – On My Skin [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Marcello Fonte – Dogman
Pierfrancesco Favino – The Traitor

Best Photography
Romulus & Remus – The First King [+see also:
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]
- Daniele Ciprì, Giuseppe Maio (Italy/Belgium)
Ricordi? [+see also:
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trailer
making of
interview: Valerio Mieli
film profile
]
- Daria D'Antonio (Italy/France)
My Own Good [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Pippo Mezzapesa
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]
- Giorgio Giannoccaro

Best TV Series
The Name of the Rose
My Brilliant Friend
La porta rossa

Best Score
Luca Ciut – Resina [+see also:
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making of
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]

Gabriele Panico e Franco Eco – My Own Good
Nicola Piovani – The Traitor

Best Screenplay
The Traitor - Marco Bellocchio, Valia Santella, Ludovica Rampoldi, Francesco Piccolo      
On My Skin - Alessio Cremonini, Lisa Nur Sultan
Happy As Lazzaro - Alice Rohrwacher

Best Documentary
Butterfly [+see also:
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trailer
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]
- Alessandro Cassigoli, Casey Kauffman
Dark Corner [+see also:
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]
- Fabio Caramaschi (Italy/France/UK)
The Disappearance of my Mother [+see also:
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]
- Beniamino Barrese (Italy/US)
Selfie [+see also:
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]
- Agostino Ferrente (France/Italy)
Chiudi gli occhi e vola - Julia Pietrangeli (medium-length film)

Best Short Film
L’amata - Domenico Croce
Fino alle fine - Giovanni Dota
Il mondiale in piazza - Vito Palmieri
Il perdono - Marcello Cotugno
Olmo - Davide Calvaresi

Young Hope Award
Ludovica Nasti – My Brilliant Friend

Lifetime Acheivement Award
Franco Nero and Vanessa Redgrave

(Translated from Italian)

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