The Italian Foreign Press Association awarded the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Film to The Intruder by Leonardo Di Costanzo, the second feature film by the director of The Interval, co-produced by Italy, Switzerland and France.
The 58th edition of the awards ceremony – voted for by foreign journalists and hosted last night at the Villa Medici in Rome – saw the award for Best Actor go to both Toni Servillo in the role of inspector Vogel in La ragazza nella nebbia, acted "with such skill and naturalness it was as if he were at a restaurant enjoying life while moving from starter to main course" (the film by Donato Carrisi also won a Globe for Best Screenplay), and to Luca Marinelli in Rainbow - A Private Affair, for "demonstrating his total devotion to cinema by gifting us with yet another great acting triumph in the latest film by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani." The award for Best Actress went to Paola Cortellesi, who, from the opening scenes of Like a Cat on a Highway, according to the jury, "provokes an immediate empathetic response in the viewer. Her sincere and sweet tone makes her one of the wittiest actresses in Italian cinema."
Awards also went to Love and Bullets by the Manetti Bros. (Best Comedy), The Place by Paolo Genovese (Best Cinematography for Fabrizio Lucci) and Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood by Jesús Garcés Lambert (Best Documentary), while the award for Best Debut Film went to Maria per Roma by Karen di Porto. The Best Music award went to Pino Donaggio for Dove non ho mai abitato by Paolo Franchi.
Finally, as previously announced, the Foreign Press Association awarded the Grand Prize to L’esodo by Cyrus Formisano for its "strong depiction of the rift between the ‘powers that be’ and real life. A real political film"), and the Lifetime Achievement Golden Globe to Gianni Amelio, for having described "unforgettable paternal figures,” in his films, “turning them into centres of creative gravitation around which to build wonderful stories."