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Marcello Fonte wins the prize for Best Actor at the 31st edition of the European Film Awards. At the latest Cannes Film Festival, Fonte had already won the Golden Palm for Best Actor for his role in Matteo Garrone's Dogman. During his acceptance speech at the ceremony in Seville, the actor said: "How come! There are so many actors who are better than me. This prize is for you all." While looking at the statuette, representing a woman, Fonte added: "I am happy, I've finally found a girlfriend who doesn't move and remains with me." Another Italian success at the EFA was the Audience Award bestowed to Luca Guadagnino's Call Me by Your NameSara Fgaier's The Years wins Best European Short Film. In the Italo-French coproduction, Annie Ernaux reads the text "The Years", fragments taken from the shores of a timeless Sardinia. Gestures, faces, scenes of family life, re-edited and disanchored from the original context, become expressive elements of a confession that is, at the same time, a journey of self-discovery and a collective storytelling. As previously announced, Dogman also wins prizes for Best Costumes (to Massimo Cantini Parrini) and Best Make Up and Hair (to Dalia Colli, Lorenzo Tamburini, Daniela Tartari).

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