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Marco Bellocchio’s The Traitor receives 11 Nastri d’Argento nominations

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- Romulus & Remus - The First King, Piranhas and The Vice of Hope follow with 8 nominations. Italy's National Union of Film Journalists will be awarding prizes on 29 June in Taormina

Marco Bellocchio’s The Traitor receives 11 Nastri d’Argento nominations
The Traitor by Marco Bellocchio

Applauded, but not awarded, at the latest Cannes Film Festival, Marco Bellocchio’s The Traitor [+see also:
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trailer
Q&A: Marco Bellocchio
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]
stocks up on nominations at the 2019 edition of the Nastri d’Argento awards, the prizes awarded each year by the Italian film journalist union (SNGCI). As announced yesterday evening at the MAXXI in Rome, the only Italian film in Competition on the Croisette this year has seized a total of 11 nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor (Pierfrancesco Favino).

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Matteo Rovere’s Romulus & Remus - The First King [+see also:
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]
, Claudio Giovannesi’s Piranhas [+see also:
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interview: Roberto Saviano
film profile
]
, and Edoardo De AngelisThe Vice of Hope [+see also:
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]
followed with 8 nominations each. Seven nominations went to Valeria Golino’s Euphoria [+see also:
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making of
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]
and to Mario Martone’s Capri-Revolution [+see also:
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interview: Mario Martone
film profile
]
. In the special Nastri awards, Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria [+see also:
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]
(4 nominations in total) is nominated for Best Film and Best Director. 

Beside Favino, others in the running for the Best Actor award are Alessandro Borghi (Romulus & Remus - The First King), Andrea Carpenzano (The Champion [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Leonardo D’Agostini
film profile
]
), the duo Marco Giallini-Valerio Mastandrea (Tomorrow's a New Day [+see also:
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trailer
making of
film profile
]
) and Riccardo Scamarcio (Euphoria, The Invisible Witness [+see also:
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]
, Lo spietato [+see also:
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trailer
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]
). Contending for the title of Best Actress are Anna Foglietta (If Life Gives You Lemons [+see also:
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trailer
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]
), Marianna Fontana (Capri-Revolution), Micaela Ramazzotti (Una storia senza nome [+see also:
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]
), Thony (Ordinary Happiness [+see also:
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trailer
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]
) and Pina Turco (The Vice of Hope). 

Nominees for the Nastro award for Best Debut Director this year are Leonardo D’Agostini (The Champion), Ciro D’Emilio (If Life Gives You Lemons), Margherita Ferri (Zen in the Ice Rift [+see also:
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]
), Valerio Mastandrea (Ride [+see also:
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interview: Valerio Mastandrea
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]
) and Michela Occhipinti (Flesh Out [+see also:
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]
). The five nominees for Best Comedy are Bangla [+see also:
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]
by Phaim Bhuian, Welcome Back Mr. President [+see also:
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trailer
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]
by Giancarlo Fontana and Giuseppe G. Stasi, An Almost Ordinary Summer [+see also:
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]
by Simone Godano, Dolceroma [+see also:
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]
by Fabio Resinaro, and Lucia's Grace [+see also:
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]
by Gianni Zanasi.

The 2019 Nastri d'Argento Awards Ceremony is due to take place on 29 June, at the Teatro Antico in Taormina.

Complete list of nominees:

Best Film
Euphoria [+see also:
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trailer
making of
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]
- Valeria Golino
Romulus & Remus - The First King [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Matteo Rovere (Italy/Belgium)
The Traitor [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Marco Bellocchio
film profile
]
- Marco Bellocchio (Italy/France/Germany/Brazil)
Piranhas [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Roberto Saviano
film profile
]
- Claudio Giovannesi
Suspiria [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Luca Guadagnino (Italy/United States)

Best Director
Marco Bellocchio - The Traitor
Edoardo De Angelis - The Vice of Hope [+see also:
film review
trailer
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]

Claudio Giovannesi - Piranhas
Valeria Golino – Euphoria
Luca Guadagnino – Suspiria
Mario Martone - Capri-Revolution [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Mario Martone
film profile
]
(Italy/France)
Matteo Rovere - Romulus & Remus - The First King

Best Debut Director
Leonardo D’Agostini - The Champion [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Leonardo D’Agostini
film profile
]

Ciro D’Emilio - If Life Gives You Lemons [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Margherita Ferri - Zen sul ghiaccio sottile [+see also:
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trailer
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]

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

Michela Occhipinti - Flesh Out [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Best Subject Matter
Carla Cavalluzzi, Diego De Silva, Angelo Pasquini, Sergio Rubini - The Great Spirit [+see also:
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]

Stefano Massini - La prima pietra [+see also:
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]

Andrea Bassi, Nicola Guaglianone, Menotti - Non ci resta che il crimine [+see also:
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]

Bonifacio Angius - Wherever You Are [+see also:
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]

Paola Randi - Little Tito and the Aliens [+see also:
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interview: Paola Randi
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]

Best Screenplay
Francesca Marciano, Valia Santella, Valeria Golino, with the collaboration of Walter Siti – Euphoria
Edoardo De Angelis, Umberto Contarello - The Vice of Hope
Marco Bellocchio, Ludovica Rampoldi, Valia Santella, Francesco Piccolo, with the collaboration of Francesco La Licata- The Traitor
Maurizio Braucci, Roberto Saviano, Claudio Giovannesi - Piranhas
Roberto Andò, Angelo Pasquini, with the collaboration of Giacomo Bendotti - Una storia senza nome [+see also:
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]
(Italy/France)

Migliore commedia
Bangla [+see also:
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]
- Phaim Bhuiyan
Welcome Back Mr. President [+see also:
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trailer
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]
- Giancarlo Fontana, Giuseppe G. Stasi
An Almost Ordinary Summer [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Simone Godano
Dolceroma [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Fabio Resinaro
Lucia's Grace [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
- Gianni Zanasi

Best Producer
Bibi Film - Ricordi? [+see also:
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making of
interview: Valerio Mieli
film profile
]
(Italy/France), Una storia senza nome, Lo spietato [+see also:
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]
(Italy/France)
Groenlandia Film - Romulus & Remus - The First King, The Champion
IBC Movie, Kavak Film - The Traitor
Indigo Film - Capri-Revolution
Palomar - Piranhas

Best Actor
Alessandro Borghi - Romulus & Remus - The First King
Andrea Carpenzano - The Champion
Pierfrancesco Favino - The Traitor
Marco Giallini, Valerio Mastandrea - Tomorrow's a New Day [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film profile
]

Riccardo Scamarcio - Euphoria, The Invisible Witness, Lo spietato

Best Actress
Anna Foglietta - If Life Gives You Lemons
Marianna Fontana - Capri-Revolution
Micaela Ramazzotti - Una storia senza nome
Thony - Ordinary Happiness [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Pina Turco - The Vice of Hope

Best Supporting Actor
Stefano Accorsi - The Champion
Alessio Lapice - Romulus & Remus - The First King
Luigi Lo Cascio, Fabrizio Ferracane - The Traitor
Edoardo Pesce - I'm not a Murderer [+see also:
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]

Benito Urgu - The Man Who Bought The Moon [+see also:
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]
(Italy/Albania/Argentina)

Best Supporting Actress
Marina Confalone - The Vice of Hope
Isabella Ferrari – Euphoria
Valeria Golino - The Summer House [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
film profile
]
(France/Italy)
Maria Paiato - The Invisible Witness
Anna Ferzetti - Tomorrow's a New Day

Best Comedy Actor
Stefano Fresi - C’è tempo [+see also:
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]
(Italy/France), The Man Who Bought The Moon
Paolo Calabresi, Guglielmo Poggi - Welcome Back Mr. President
Corrado Guzzanti - La prima pietra
Fabio De Luigi - When Mom Is Away [+see also:
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]
, Let Me Introduce You to Sofia [+see also:
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]

Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Alessandro Gassmann - An Almost Ordinary Summer

Best Comedy Actress
Margherita Buy - The King's Musketeers [+see also:
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]

Paola Cortellesi - Ma cosa ci dice il cervello [+see also:
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]

Lucia Mascino - Favola [+see also:
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]
, La prima pietra
Paola Minaccioni, Carla Signoris - Ma cosa ci dice il cervello
Alba Rohrwacher - Lucia's Grace

Best Photography
Daniele Ciprì - Romulus & Remus - The First King, Piranhas
Daria D'Antonio - Ricordi?
Michele D'Attanasio - Capri-Revolution
Alberto Fasulo – Menocchio the Heretic [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
(Italy/Romania)
Vlada Radovic - The Traitor

Best Set Design
Giancarlo Muselli - Capri-Revolution
Dimitri Capuani – Favola
Carmine Guarino - The Vice of Hope
Tonino Zera -             The King's Musketeers
Daniele Frabetti - Piranhas

Best Costume Design
Giulia Piersanti – Suspiria
Alessandro Lai - The King's Musketeers
Alberto Moretti - Non ci resta che il crimine
Ursula Patzak - Capri-Revolution
Daria Calvelli - The Traitor

Best Editing
Giorgio’ Franchini – Euphoria
Francesca Calvelli - The Traitor
Giuseppe Trepiccione - Piranhas
Walter Fasano – Suspiria
Desideria Rayner - Ricordi?

Best Live Sound
Alessandro Zanon - Capri-Revolution
Angelo Bonanni - Romulus & Remus - The First King

Gaetano Carito, Adriano Di Lorenzo - The Traitor
Emanuele Cicconi - Piranhas
Vincenzo Urselli - The Vice of Hope

Best Soundtrack
Gratis Dinner (Checco Zalone) - The King's Musketeers
Danilo Rea - C’è tempo
Enzo Avitabile - The Vice of Hope
Andrea Farri - Romulus & Remus - The First King
Nicola Piovani - The Traitor

Best Original Song
“La vitaaa” - Achille Tarallo [+see also:
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]

“L’anarchico” - Il banchiere anarchico [+see also:
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]

“A' speranza” - The Vice of Hope
“Nascosta in piena vista” - Lucia's Grace
“Tic tac” - We’ll Be Young and Beautiful [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Letizia Lamartire
film profile
]

(Translated from Italian)

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