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Hidden Away” (Volevo Nascondermi), the film directed by Giorgio Diritti and starring Elio Germano, triumphed at the 66th edition of the David di Donatello Awards 2021.

The film dedicated to painter Antonio Ligabue won 7 categories and was awarded Best Film and Best Director. Elio Germano wins the award for Best Protagonist Actor. Among women, Sophia Loren triumphed, winning the award for Best Protagonist Actres in “Life ahead of him“. “Tolo Tolo“, by Checco Zalone, wins the David of the Spectator and beats Laura Pausini for Best Original Song, also winning the award for the soundtrack “Immigrato“. In the Producers category, Miss Marx won. Marta Donzelli and Gregorio Ponessa were awarded for Vivo Film with Rai Cinema, Joseph Rouschop and Valérie Bournonville for Tarantula Belgique.

Among the winning titles also stands out “I predatori”, presented at MIA 2019 during What’s Next Italy 2019. The film was awarded in the Best Beginning Director category, directed by Pietro Castellitto. Matilda De Angelis also won her first David, in the Best Supporting Actress category, for the film “L’incredibile storia dell’Isola delle Rose”.

During the ceremony, two special Davids were awarded: to Monica Bellucci, one of the best-known and most appreciated actresses in the world, and Diego Abatantuono, one of the most versatile characters in Italian entertainment. Sandra Milo will receive the David to Carrer 2021.

The evening dedicated to Italian cinema is organized by the Fondazione Accademia del Cinema Italiano and Rai with the contribution of MiC Ministero della Cultura – Direzione Generale Cinema e Audiovisivo, in agreement with AGIS and ANICA and with the participation of SIAE and Nuovo IMAIE.

 

WINNERS:
  • BEST FILM
    Hidden Away – produced by Carlo DEGLI ESPOSTI, Nicola SERRA, with RAI CINEMA under the direction of Giorgio RIGHTS
  • BEST DIRECTION
    Giorgio RIGHTS for the film Hidden Away
  • BEST BEGINNING DIRECTOR
    Pietro CASTELLITTO for the film The predators
  • BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    Mattia TORRE for the film Sons
  • BEST NON ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    Marco PETTENELLO, Gianni DI GREGORIO for the film Far far
  • BEST PRODUCER
    Marta DONZELLI and Gregorio PAONESSA for VIVO FILM with RAI CINEMA, Joseph ROUSCHOP and Valérie BOURNONVILLE for TARANTULA BELGIQUE for the film Miss Marx
  • BEST PROTAGONIST ACTRESS
    Sophia LOREN for the film Life ahead of him
  • BEST PROTAGONIST ACTOR
    Elio GERMANO for the filmHidden Away
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    Matilda DE ANGELIS for the film The incredible story of the Isle of Roses
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
    Fabrizio BENTIVOGLIO for the film The incredible story of the Isle of Roses
  • BEST AUTHOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
    Matteo COCCO for the film Hidden Away
  • BEST COMPOSER
    CHERRY CAT AGAINST THE GREAT COLD, DOWNTOWN BOYS for the film Miss Marx
  • BEST ORIGINAL SONG
    “IMMIGRATO” music and lyrics by Luca MEDICI, Antonio IAMMARINO, interpreted by Luca MEDICI for the film Tolo Tolo
  • BEST SCENOGRAPHY
    Ludovica FERRARIO, Alessandra MURA – Paola ZAMAGNI for the film Hidden Away
  • BEST COSTUME DESIGNER
    Massimo CANTINI PARRINI for the film Miss Marx
  • BEST MAKEUP
    Luigi CIMINELLI – Andrea LEANZA, Federica CASTELLI (prosthetic or special make-up) for the film Hammamet
  • BEST HAIRDRESSER
    Aldo SIGNORETTI for the film Hidden Away
  • BEST EDITOR
    Esmeralda CALABRIA for the film Bad Tales
  • BETTER SOUND
    Direct input: Carlo MISSIDENTI
    Microphone: Filippo TOSO
    Editing: Luca LEPROTTI
    Sound creation: Marco BISCARINI
    Mix: Francesco TUMMINELLO
    For the movie Hidden Away
  • BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
    Stefano LEONI, Elisabetta ROCCA for the film The incredible story of the Isle of Roses
  • CECILIA MANGINI AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY
    My name is Francesco Totti by Alex INFASCELLI
  • BEST FOREIGN FILM
    1917 at Sam Mendes (01 Distribution)
  • BEST SHORT FILM
    Anne by Domenico CROCE and Stefano MALCHIODI
  • DAVID YOUNG
    18 gifts by Francesco AMATO
  • DAVID TO CAREER
    Sandra Milo
  • DAVID SPECIAL
    Monica Bellucci
    Diego Abatantuono
  • DAVID OF THE SPECTATOR
    Tolo Tolo by Luca MediciFor further information please visit: daviddidonatello.it