I saw your tweets, Italians, and last night’s David di Donatello Awards show bugged you in the same way that our Oscar presentations bug me. I get it, but TRUST ME; your night of watching self-congratulatory celebrities is far less painful to watch than ours.
Except for Best Actress Valeria Bruni Tedeschi’s 10 page list of “people to thank” (which was frankly, adorable), your acceptance speeches are short and sweet. Ours are blubbering monologues that absolutely every winner thinks he has the right to deliver, from those winning in the least interesting categories to the top ones. I’m sorry, sound mixing guy, but your 5 minute speech thanking everyone including your third grade teacher is embarrassing to watch and NOBODY CARES. #JUSTSAYTHANKYOUANDGETOFFTHESTAGE
The surprise of the evening? Matteo Roveres’s Veloce Come Il Vento (Italian Race) won 6 Awards: Best Actor (Stefano Accorsi), Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Makeup, Best Sound, and Best Digital Effects.
Edoardo De Angelis’s Indivisibili (Indivisible) did well, just as we all knew it would. Indivisibili went home with 6 as well; Best Supporting Actress (Antonia Truppo, SO deserved), Best Screenplay, Best Producer, Best Musical Score, Best Original Song, and Best Costume design.
And though Paolo Virzì’s La Pazza Gioia (Like Crazy) earned one less than the others, it got most of the big ones: Best Director, Best Picture, Best Actress (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi), Best Production Design, and Best Hair.
We’re very happy for Best Supporting Actor Valerio Mastandrea (Fiore), Pierfrancesco Diliberto (Pif) for his Young David Award (In Guerra Per Amore), and Michele Vannucci, for winning the Future Award, an audience voted award.
For the entire list of winners CLICK HERE
Oscar winner Roberto Benigni was honored with a special David, and in his acceptance speech said that he wasn’t going to thank his wife, actress Nicoletta Braschi, but share the David with her: “I did it with her, for her, and thanks to her.”