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The Traitor reigns triumphant at Italy’s Nastri d’Argento Awards

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- Marco Bellocchio’s film bagged seven prizes from the Italian film journalists, including Best Film and Best Director, while Leonardo D’Agostini and Valerio Mastandrea scooped Best Debut Directors

The Traitor reigns triumphant at Italy’s Nastri d’Argento Awards
The Traitor by Marco Bellocchio

It really was Marco Bellocchio’s night on Saturday in Taormina’s Teatro Antico. The Traitor [+see also:
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Q&A: Marco Bellocchio
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]
, the Piacenza-born director’s film on the subject of Tommaso Buscetta, which debuted in competition in Cannes this year and already triumphed at the Italian Golden Globes just a few days ago (read our news), was handed no less than seven awards (out of 11 nomination) by the SNGCI – National Union of Film Journalists: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Score, Best Actor (Pierfrancesco Favino) and Best Supporting Actor (Luigi Lo Cascio and Fabrizio Ferracane).

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In terms of the reigning women, Italy’s film journalists named Anna Foglietta (If Life Gives You Lemons [+see also:
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, lead role) and Marina Confalone (The Vice of Hope [+see also:
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]
, supporting role) best actresses, while Paola Cortellesi distinguished herself in the category of Best Comedy Actress for Ma cosa ci dice il cervello [+see also:
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. Stefano Fresi was likewise rewarded for his comedic performance (in C’è tempo [+see also:
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]
, The Man Who Bought Moon [+see also:
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]
, Ma cosa ci dice il cervello), and also ran away with the Nino Manfredi Award, which was presented to him by Nino’s wife, Erminia, and their granddaughter Sarah Masten.

As for the best debut director, this year the title was awarded to two contenders: Leonardo D’Agostini and Valerio Mastandrea, who won the prize jointly for their respective works, The Champion [+see also:
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interview: Leonardo D’Agostini
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]
and Ride [+see also:
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interview: Valerio Mastandrea
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]
, in a tie-break situation. Bangla [+see also:
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]
by the filmmaking revelation that is Phaim Bhuiyan (whose movie was already named Best First Work at the Italian Golden Globes) was crowned Best Comedy, while Paola Randi’s Little Tito and the Aliens [+see also:
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interview: Paola Randi
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]
was deemed to offer the Best Subject Matter. Film of the Year, meanwhile, went to Alessio Cremonini’s On My Skin [+see also:
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]
.

The full list of winners at the Nastri d’Argento Awards 2019:

Best Film
The Traitor [+see also:
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Q&A: Marco Bellocchio
film profile
]
- Marco Bellocchio (Italy/France/Germany/Brazil)

Best Director
Marco Bellocchio – The Traitor

Best Debut Director (tied)
Leonardo D’Agostini – The Champion [+see also:
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interview: Leonardo D’Agostini
film profile
]

Valerio Mastandrea - Ride [+see also:
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interview: Valerio Mastandrea
film profile
]

Best Subject Matter
Paola Randi - Tito e gli alieni [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Paola Randi
film profile
]

Best Screenplay
Marco Bellocchio, Ludovica Rampoldi, Valia Santella, Francesco Piccolo, in association with Francesco La Licata – The Traitor

Best Comedy
Bangla [+see also:
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]
- Phaim Bhuiyan

Best Producer
Groenlandia GroupRomulus & Remus – The First King [+see also:
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]
(Italy/Belgium), The Champion

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Pierfrancesco Favino – The Traitor

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Anna Foglietta – If Life Gives You Lemons [+see also:
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trailer
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]

Best Supporting Actors
Luigi Lo Cascio, Fabrizio Ferracane – The Traitor

Best Supporting Actress
Marina Confalone – The Vice of Hope [+see also:
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]

Best Comedy Actor and Nino Manfredi Award
Stefano Fresi - C’è tempo [+see also:
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]
(Italy/France), The Man Who Bought the Moon [+see also:
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]
, Ma cosa ci dice il cervello [+see also:
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]


Best Comedy Actress

Paola Cortellesi - Ma cosa ci dice il cervello

Best Photography
Daniele Ciprì – Romulus & Remus – The First King, Piranhas [+see also:
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interview: Roberto Saviano
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]

Best Set Design
Carmine Guarino – The Vice of Hope

Best Costume Design
Giulia Piersanti – Suspiria [+see also:
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]
(Italy/USA)

Best Editing
Francesca Calvelli – The Traitor

Best Live Sound
Angelo Bonanni – Romulus & Remus – The First King

Best Score
Nicola Piovani – The Traitor

Best Original Song
“A' speranza” – The Vice of Hope

Film of the Year
On My Skin [+see also:
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]
- Alessio Cremonini

Special awards (awarded by the National Steering Committee)
Dafne [+see also:
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- Federico Bondi
Fandango – Handed to Domenico Procacci for 30 years in film

Special Nastri d’Argento awards
Best Acting Performance - Serena Rossi for Mia Martini - Io sono Mia [+see also:
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Best Singing Performance – Noemi for “Domani è un altro giorno”

Persol Nastri d’Argento Award – Character of the Year
Andrea Carpenzano – The Champion

SIAE Nastri d’Argento Award
for best screenplay by a young writer
Giulia Steigerwalt – An Almost Ordinary Summer [+see also:
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]
, The Champion

Nastri d’Argento Nuovo Imaie Award
for dubbing
Angelo Maggi (John C.Really) Simone Mori (Steve Coogan) – Stan & Ollie [+see also:
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]

Hamilton “Behind the Camera” Nastri d’Argento Award
Stefano Sollima - Soldado

“Graziella Bonacchi” Award 2019
Linda Caridi - Ricordi? [+see also:
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interview: Valerio Mieli
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]
(Italy/France)

Guglielmo Biraghi Award
For most promising acting perfomances
Benedetta Porcaroli (Tutte le mie notti [+see also:
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]
), Giampiero De Concilio (If Life Gives You Lemons), Chiara Martegiani (Ride), Pietro Castellitto (The Armadillo’s Prophecy [+see also:
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]
)

Nastro della legalità (Ribbon of Justice)
Just Like My Son [+see also:
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interview: Costanza Quatriglio
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]
- Costanza Quatriglio (Italy/Croatia/Belgium)
A mano disarmata [+see also:
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]
- Claudio Bonivento

Wella Nastro d’Argento Awards
For image and style
Anna Ferzetti – Tomorrow’s A New Day [+see also:
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]

Cameo Appearance of the Year
Adriano Panatta – The Armadillo’s Prophecy

(Translated from Italian)

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