Wrote one reader, caugusto16, “I am shocked and disgusted by the two nominations for TO ROME WITH LOVE… Riccardo Scamarcio does nothing in it and Alessandra Mastronardi is downright awful.” Having not yet seen the new Woody Allen movie (it opens in the US on June 22) I can’t say for sure, but based on everything I’ve been reading I’m inclined to believe it’s true.
Here are my predictions – send me yours!
Emanuele Crialese for Terraferma
Marco Tulio Giordana for Romanzo di una strage (Story of a Massacre)
Ferzan Ozpetek for Magnifica Presenza (Magnificent Presence)
Paolo Sorrentino for This Must Be The Place (Should Win)
Daniele Vicari for Diaz (Diaz: Don’t Clean Up This Blood) (Will Win)
I’m on the fence between Crialese and Sorrentino for best director, but I was genuinely impressed with Sorrentino’s ability to get American dialogue, pop culture, and behaviour right on the money.
Diaz is a wild guess for “will win”. I think it will be Diaz or Terraferma.
Best New Director
Fracesco Bruni for Scialla! (Easy!) (Should Win)
Gianluca e Massimiliano de Serio for Sette Opere di Misericordia (Seven Acts of Mercy)
Guido Lombardi for La-bàs. Educazione criminale (La-bàs: A Criminal Education)
Andrea Segre for Io Sono Li (Shun Li and the Poet) (Will Win)
Stefano Sollima for A.C.A.B. (A.C.A.B.: All Cops Are Bastards)
Carlo Verdone, Pasquale Plastino e Maruska Albertazzi for Posti in Piedi in Paradiso
Daniele Vicari and Laura Paolucci for Diaz
Marco Tullio Giorndana, Stefano Rulli, Sandro Petraglia for Romanzo di una Strage
Paolo Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello for This Must Be The Place (Will Win, Should Win)
Francesco Bruni for Scialla!
Carolina Crescentini in L’Industriale (The Entrepreneur)
Donatella Finocchiaro in Terraferma Will Win, Should Win
Claudia Gerini in Il mio domani (My Tomorrow) and Com’è bello far l’amore (Love is in the Air)
Valeria Golino in La Kryptonite nella Borsa (Kryptonite!)
Micaela Ramazzotti in Posti in Paradiso (A Flat for Three) and Il coure grande delle ragazze (The Big Heart of the Girls)
Donatella should and will win. In my opinion, she should have won the David , too.
Fabrizio Bentivoglio in Scialla! (Easy!) (Should Win, Will Win)
Pierfrancesco Favino in A.C.A.B. (A.C.A.B.: All Cops Are Bastards) and Romanzo di una strage (Story of a Massacre)
Elio Germano in Maginifica Presenza (Magnificent Presence)
Roberto Herlitzka in Sette opere di misericordia (Seven Acts of Mercy)
Vinicio Marchioni in Cavalli (Horses) and Sulla Strada di Casa
Don’t ask me why; it’s just a feeling I have.
Best Supporting Actress
Barbora Bobulova for Scialla!
Michela Cescon for Romanzo di una Strage (Should Win, Will Win)
Alessandra Mastronardi for To Rome with Love
Paola Minaccioni for Magnifica Presenza
Elisa Di Eusanio for Good as You
Best Supporting Actor
Giuseppe Fiorello for Terraferma and Magnifica Presenza
Marco Giallini for Posti in Piedi in Paradiso (A Flat For Three) and A.C.A.B (All Cops Are Bastards)
Fabrizio Gifuni for Romanzo di una Strage (Should Win, Will Win)
Michele Riondino for Gli Sfiorati
Riccardo Scamarcio for To Rome With Love
Best European Film
The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius
Carnage, Roman Polanski
Faust, Alexander Sokurov
Melancholia, Lars von Trier ( Should Win, Will Win)
Shame, Steve McQueen
I have to ask: Why is Carnage on this list?
Best Non-European Foreign Film
Drive, Nicholas Winding Ref
Hugo, Martin Scorsese
Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen
The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick
A Separation, Ashgar Farhadi (Should Win, Will Win)
For the entire list of nominations, go to BestMovie.it