The Best On-Screen Couple Award goes to Daphne Scoccia and Josciua Algeri.
Sadly, this one is awarded posthumously to Algeri, who died in a recent motorcycle accident, but in their film Fiore, they are sweet and believable as teens that meet in a juvenile detention center.
The Best Chance To Win An Oscar Someday Award goes to Paolo Virzì.
It’s only a matter of time.
Maybe for his upcoming The Leisure Seeker with Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland?
The Next Big Thing Award goes to Angela and Marianna Fontana.
The stars of Edoardo De Angelis’s Indivisibili are going places, mark my word.
The Best Job Of Keeping A Secret About Their New Movie Award goes to Antonio Piazza and Fabio Grassadonia.
The directors of Salvo are two of my favorites and waiting for their super top secret upcoming film Sicilian Ghost Story is driving me crazy (and they don’t seem to care).
The Best On-Screen Great Parents Award goes to Michela Cescon and Sergio Pierattini.
Great actors, authentic, hilarious in Roan Johnson’s Piuma.
The Best On-Screen Terrible Parents Award goes to Antonia Truppo and Massimiliano Rossi.
Mother and Father of the Year they are NOT, in Edoardo De Angelis’s Indivisibili.
The Future ‘Best Actress Award’ Award goes to Laura Adriani.
Young, glamorous, and talented, this star of Giuseppe Piccione’s Questi Giorni will accept a Best Actress Award someday and you heard it here first.
The Future ‘Best Actor Award’ Award goes to Alessandro Borghi.
No explanation necessary, just look at him. He’s great in everything, including the recent Il Più Grande Sogno.
The Best Job Of Making Me Laugh Every Time goes to Stefano Fresi.
The Star of the Smetto Quando Voglio trilogy is the funniest man in the Italian film industry.
The Most Versatile Actress Award goes to Micaela Ramazzotti
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi might have won the Best Actress award this year, but she did it for playing a character much like herself (and she did a GREAT JOB, don’t get me wrong). Micaela deserved to win too, for her versatility, playing a wide range of characters, and in her husband Paolo Virzì’s La Pazza Gioia, blowing me away as the fragile, suicidal young mother.
The Over-Achiever Award goes to Michele Vannucci.
What was I doing when I was 30-years-old? Not writing and directing an award winning film that premiered at the Venice Film Festival and starred one of the biggest stars in Italian cinema, that’s for sure. Michele, can’t wait to see what you do next!