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“When you are happy, just pay attention to it.” This is how Anna Ferzetti, host of the award ceremony of this year’s Silver Ribbons Awards, kicks off the night. The 73rd edition of the prizes bestowed by the Union of Italian Film Journalists, headed by Laura Delli Colli, sees the triumphs of Marco Bellocchio’s The Traitor with 7 awards. Phaim Bhuyan wins Best Comedy for Bangla, while Stefano Fresi and Paola Cortellesi wins Best Comedy Actor and Actress respectively. During the tribute to Carlo Vanzina, his brother Enrico gets emotional on stage: “My last memories of my brother are about things that happened here in the Greek Theatre.” Antonello Sarno is making a documentary about him, titled Cinema Is a Beautiful Thing, “and it is beautiful indeed” says Enrico, while explaining that the best advice he has ever received – from his father Steno, Monicelli, Risi, and Sordi as well – is “remind that cinema is for the audience.”

Producer Domenico Procacci, awarded for the 30th anniversary of his company Fandango, brings the timeliness of current news on stage: “You can close all the ports in the world, you can wear all the uniforms of the world, but the world goes on.” Anna Foglietta, Best Actress for If Life Gives You Lemons, made a heartfelt appeal received by a storm of applauses: “I want to dedicate this to Giulio Regeni, Silvia Romano, to those who save lives in the sea, those who doesn’t surrender to rage, Taranto and his inhabitants. To that part of Italy that is fighting and is keeping the name of our country high, and not to whom dishonors it.”

Pierfrancesco Favino, Best Actor for The Traitor, dedicates the award to his two daughters “for their patience and love.” Marco Bellocchio, winner of Best Director and Best Film, states: “I root for meritocracy, a value that is not particularly loved by the left-wing, but I think I deserved these awards.”

 

Full awards list:

BEST FILM
The Traitor Marco BELLOCCHIO

BEST DIRECTOR
MARCO BELLOCCHIO The Traitor

BEST FIRST DIRECTOR 
ex aequo 
Leonardo D’AGOSTINI The Champion 
Valerio MASTANDREA Laughing

BEST CONCEPT
Paola Randi Tito and the Aliens

BEST SCREENPLAY
Marco BELLOCCHIO, Ludovica RAMPOLDI, Valia SANTELLA Francesco PICCOLO, in collaboration with Francesco La Licata The Traitor

BEST COMEDY
Bangla Phaim BHUIYAN

BEST PRODUCER
GROENLANDIA GROUP The First King (with Rai Cinema) The Champion (with Rai Cinema) 3 Marys entertainment

BEST LEADING ACTOR
Pierfrancesco FAVINO The Traitor

BEST LEADING ACTRESS
Anna FOGLIETTA If Life Gives You Lemons

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Luigi LO CASCIO, Fabrizio FERRACANE The Traitor

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Marina CONFALONE The Vice of Hope

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Stefano FRESI C’è tempo, The Man Who Bought the Moon, Don’t Stop Me Now

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Paola CORTELLESI Don’t Stop Me Now

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Daniele CIPRÌ The First King, Piranhas

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Carmine GUARINO The Vice of Hope

BEST COSTUMES
Giulia PIERSANTI Suspiria

BEST EDITING
Francesca CALVELLI The Traitor

BEST SOUND
Angelo BONANNI The First King

BEST SOUNDTRACK
Nicola PIOVANI The Traitor

BEST STONG
Enzo AVITABILE ‘A speranza (The Vice of Hope)

SEE ALSO

NASTRI 2019

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