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Dogman wins big at the 2018 Nastri d’Argento Awards

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- Matteo Garrone's film walked away with eight awards, while Paolo Sorrentino's Loro scooped Best Screenplay, as well as numerous acting awards. The award for Best First Film went to Boys Cry

Dogman wins big at the 2018 Nastri d’Argento Awards
Dogman by Matteo Garrone

Matteo Garrone’s film Dogman [+see also:
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scooped up numerous awards at the 72nd edition of the Nastri d'Argento Awards, which came to a close last night in Taormina. The film won eight awards for Best Film, Director, Production (Garrone with Paul Dana for Rai Cinema) Scenography (Dimitri Capuani), Sound (Sumanth Lombardo), Editing (Marco Spoletini, tied with Walter Fasano for Call Me By Your Name [+see also:
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by Luca Guadagnino), Casting (Francis Vakili) and acting, with awards going to Marcello Source – awarded at Cannes in May – and Deepak Pandey.

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Directed with the support of MIBACT - DG Cinema and the principal sponsorship of the BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas, five of the season's most important films were in the running for the Best Film prize, awarded by the Italian Cinema Journalists’ Union. Paolo Sorrentino won a Nastro for Best Screenplay with Loro [+see also:
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– written together with Umberto Contarello – as well as three acting awards, with Elena Sofia Ricci winning the award for Best Actress and Kasia Smutniak and Riccardo Scamarcio winning awards for their supporting roles. Like a Cat on a Highway [+see also:
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by Riccardo Milani won Best Comedy and also picked up prizes for Paola Cortellesi and Antonio Albaneses’ acting performances. Two music awards went to Pivio and Aldo De Scalzi, with lyrics by Nelson, while the Best Song Award (Bang Bang) went to Love and Bullets [+see also:
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by the Manetti Bros. Boys Cry [+see also:
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by twins Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo won the Nastro d’Argento 2018 for Best First Film, while Best Subject Matter went to rock star-cum-director Luciano Ligabue for his third film, Made in Italy [+see also:
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The complete list of Nastri d'Argento 2018 award winners: 

Best Film
Dogman [+see also:
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- Matteo Garrone (Italy/France)

Best Director
Matteo Garrone - Dogman

Best First Film
Damiano D'Innocenzo, Fabio D'Innocenzo - Boys Cry [+see also:
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interview: Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo
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Best Comedy
Like a Cat on a Highway [+see also:
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– Riccardo Milani

Best Producer
Matteo Garrone (Archimede), Paolo Del Brocco (Rai Cinema) - Dogman

Best Subject Matter
Luciano Ligabue - Made in Italy [+see also:
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Best Screenplay
Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello - Loro [+see also:
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(Italy/France)

Best Actor
Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce - Dogman

Best Actress
Elena Sofia Ricci - Loro

Best Supporting Actor
Riccardo Scamarcio - Loro

Best Supporting Actress
Kasia Smutniak - Loro

Best Comedy Actor
Antonio Albanese – Like a Cat on a Highway 

Best Comedy Actress
Paola Cortellesi - Like a Cat on a Highway 

Best Photography
Gian Filippo Corticelli - Naples in Veils [+see also:
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Best Scenography
Dimitri Capuani - Dogman

Best Costume Design
Nicoletta Taranta - Agadah [+see also:
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, A Ciambra [+see also:
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(Italy/Brazil/USA/France/Germany/Sweden)

Best Editing (tied)
Walter Fasano - Call Me By Your Name [+see also:
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Q&A: Luca Guadagnino
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(Italy/France/USA/Brazil)
Marco Spoletini - Dogman

Best Live Sound
Maricetta Lombardo - Dogman, The Intruder [+see also:
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(Italy/Switzerland/France)

Best Soundtrack
Pivio and Aldo De Scalzi - Love and Bullets [+see also:
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interview: Marco and Antonio Manetti
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Best Original Song
'Bang Bang’ – Love and Bullets

Best Casting Director
Francesco Vedovati - Dogman

Special Nastro Award
Paolo, Vittorio Taviani - Rainbow - A Private Affair [+see also:
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interview: Paolo Taviani
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(Italy/France)

Best International Cinema Award
Vittorio Storaro - La ruota delle meraviglie
Paolo Virzì - The Leisure Seeker [+see also:
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Q&A: Paolo Virzì
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(Italy/France)

Vivo cinema&ragazzi Award
Gabriele Salvatores - The Invisible Boy: Second Generation [+see also:
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Career Achievement Award
Gigi Proietti

Special Nastro d’Argento Award
Cast - There Is No Place Like Home [+see also:
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Nino Manfredi  Award
Claudia Gerini – There Is No Place Like Home, Love and Bullets

Award for Quality, Innovation and Productive Courage
Cinderella the Cat [+see also:
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interview: Alessandro Rak
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]

(Translated from Italian)

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