The David di Donatello Awards were held in Roma at Cinecittà Studios, with a fully in-person ceremony after the pandemic emergency, hosted by Carlo Conti and Drusilla Foer.

Freaks Out by Gabriele was the most awarded film of the David di Donatello Awards, with 6 statuettes, followed by The Hand Of God by Paolo Sorrentino (Best Film and Best Director, for a total of 5 awards) and Ennio by Giuseppe Tornatore with 3 awards.

2022 David di Donatello Awards, winners

  • Best Film: The Hand Of God (Paolo Sorrentino)
  • Best Director: The Hand Of God (Paolo Sorrentino)
  • Best Original Screenplay: Leonardo Di Costanzo Bruno Oliviero Valia Santella (The Inner Cage)
  • Best Best Adapted Screenplay: Monica Zapelli – Donatella Di Pietrantonio (L’arminuta)
  • Best Producer: Andrea Occhipinti, Stefano Massenzi and Mattia Guerra (Lucky Red) – Gabriele Mainetti (Goon Films) – with Rai Cinema – In Co-production with Gapbusters (Freaks Out)
  • Best Actress: Swamy Rotolo (A Chiara)
  • Best Actor: Silvio Orlando (The Inner Cage)
  • Best Supporting Actress: Teresa Saponangelo (The Hand Of God)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Eduardo Scarpetta (The King of Laughter)
  • Best Music score: Nicola Piovani (I Fratelli De Filippo)
  • Best Original Song: Manuel Agnelli (Diabolik)
  • Best Scenography: Massimiliano Sturiale – Ilaria Fallacara (Freaks Out)
  • Best Costume Design: Ursula Patzak (The King of Laughter)
  • Best Makeup: Diego Prestopino – Emanuele De Luca – Davide De Luca (Freaks Out)