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Hidden Away and Bad Tales triumph at the Italian Golden Globes

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- The foreign press deemed Giorgio Diritti’s movie to be Best Italian Film, also granting it the Best Cinematography Award; Best Director and Best Screenplay went to the D'Innocenzo brothers’ feature

Hidden Away and Bad Tales triumph at the Italian Golden Globes
Directors Fabio and Damiano D'Innocenzo with their Italian Golden Globes

Hidden Away [+see also:
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, the story of painter Antonio Ligabue, directed by Giorgio Diritti, was the most popular film amongst the jury of the 60th edition of the Italian Golden Globes, made up of more than 50 correspondents from the Association of Foreign Press in Italy. The film, which won the Silver Bear at the 2020 Berlinale for the performance of lead actor Elio Germano, also pocketed Best Cinematography, thanks to the work of Matteo Cocco. "I hope that this award also provides a good opportunity to kick-start cinema again," stated Diritti. "I see it as a sign for all those who, like me, love film and love sitting in silence to share in a dream, a figment of the imagination, an experience."

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After scooping the Bear for Best Screenplay at the Berlinale and five Nastri d'Argento Awards, Bad Tales [+see also:
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by brothers Damiano and Fabio D'Innocenzo also continues to harvest awards, and has now taken home the Golden Globes for Best Director and Best Screenplay. "Seeing how this film has been recognised by people from other cultures, as they manage to connect with the topics in a universal sense, is hugely satisfying for us," remarked the talented siblings.

Pierfrancesco Favino was given the Golden Globe for Best Actor, thanks to his turn as Bettino Craxi in Hammamet [+see also:
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by Gianni Amelio, while Valeria Bruni Tedeschi was crowned Best Actress for Aspromonte: Land of the Forgotten [+see also:
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by Mimmo Calopresti.

The TV series that won over the foreign journalists accredited in Italy was The New Pope, created and directed by Paolo Sorrentino for Sky Atlantic, HBO and Canal+, with its nine episodes set in the Vatican, starring Jude Law and John Malkovich.

The awards committee, chaired by Alina Trabattoni from Eurovision and Claudio Lavanga from NBC News, held the ceremony in a few of the movie theatres around Rome that remain closed.

Here is the list of winners of the 2020 Italian Golden Globes:

Best Film
Hidden Away [+see also:
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]
- Giorgio Diritti (Italy)

Best Actor
Pierfrancesco Favino - Hammamet [+see also:
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]
(Italy)

Best Actress
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi – Aspromonte: Land of the Forgotten [+see also:
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]
(Italy)

Best Director
Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo – Bad Tales [+see also:
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interview: Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo
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]
(Italy/Switzerland)

Best Screenplay
Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo – Bad Tales

Best Comedy
Tolo Tolo [+see also:
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Checco Zalone (Italy)

Best Cinematography
Matteo Cocco – Hidden Away

Best TV Series
The New Pope - Paolo Sorrentino (Italy/France/Spain/USA)

Best Feature Debut
Alone With Her Dreams [+see also:
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- Paolo Licata (Italy)

Best Short Film
L’amore oltre il tempo - Emanuele Pellecchia and Luna Cecilia Kwok (Italy)

Best Documentary
Vulnerabile bellezza - Manuele Mandolesi (Italy)

Best Score
Pericle Odierna – Alone With Her Dreams

Lifetime Achievement Award
Sandra Milo

Young Hope Award
Virginia Apicella – Nevia [+see also:
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interview: Nunzia De Stefano
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]
(Italy)

Grand Prize of the Foreign Press
Carlo Poggioli

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(Translated from Italian)

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