Special Recognition For Italians Who Brought Oscars Home To Italy
The first reunion of Italian Oscar candidates and winners will make a spectacular finale for an event to celebrate 70 years of prizes awarded by the Giornalisti Cinematografici (SNGCI). Specialwill be awarded to Italians that have been recognized by Hollywood, Wednesday March 22 in Rome.
The Nastro D’Argento Award is second only to the Oscars in age and the oldest in Europe, recognizing excellence in Italian cinema since 1946. The first year the big winners were Vittorio De Sica for Sciuscià , Roberto Rossellini and Anna Magnani for Roma Città Aperta.
The list of honorees is mind-boggling with big names like Bernardo Bertolucci, Roberto Benigni, Gabriele Salvatores, Paolo Sorrentino, Giuseppe Tornatore, Franco Zeffirelli, Gianni Amelio, Lina Wertmuller, Cristina Comencini, Sophia Loren e Giancarlo Giannini and the great Ennio Morricone, just to name a few.