I David, Live | The triumph of Sorrentino, best film and best director for “It was the hand of God”

from Elisa Messina

The ceremony of the Oscars of Italian cinema, the evening minute by minute from the Cinecitt studios: The most prestigious awards for the film was the hand of God. “Sober” TV event, with some trivia and a little too many “thanks to my family”

• The ceremony of David di Donatello 2022 it is held in the famous Cinecitt studios and broadcast live on Rai 1. An awaited return in attendance after two years of restrictions, with the return of the red carpet and all the glamor that surrounds the world of cinema.
• They lead Carlo Conti And Drusilla Foer.
• Twenty-five David di Donatello and David Special Awards are awarded during the event, which this year go to Sabrina Ferilli and director Antonio Capuano.
• Giovanna Ralli receives the David for Lifetime Achievement 2022: I have been a 70-year career – declared the actress -, I started at 13 as an extra at Cinecitt
• The two films that received the most David di Donatello 2022 nominations (16 nominations each) were Paolo Sorrentino’s Hand of God and Gabriele Mainetti’s Freaks Out. Followed by: Qui I laugh by Mario Martone (14 nominations); Ariaferma by Leonardo Di Costanzo and Diabolik by the Manetti Bros (11 nominations each); To Chiara by Jonas Carpignano, the brothers De Filippo by Sergio Rubini and Ennio by Giuseppe Tornatore (6 nominations each).
• Here all the winners of the evening in real time

00:13 – Best film: it was the hand of God

was the hand of God it also takes home the most important award, the one for the best film. After the directorial award and the one for best supporting actress, photography and young David, here is the fifth prestigious statuette for the Neapolitan director’s autobiographical film. But the fantasy Freaks Outad have won more statuettes, as many as six, albeit mostly technical ones.

00:12 – Anti-war moment with “The great dictator”

Acting moment “of substance”, the one entrusted to Drusilla Foer who read and interpreted Charlie Chaplin’s speech in The Great Dictator, perhaps the most famous anti-war speech in the history of cinema. The war in Ukraine was little mentioned during this evening, perhaps less than expected, but in the general atmosphere something was perceived and moments like this had the advantage of remembering it without rhetoric: the Cinema, on the subject wrote and shot wonderful pages and scenes. Well, perhaps we could have done a little more research and not immediately rely on the most famous page.

00:04 – Paolo Sorrentino, best director but the “maestro” Capuano moves everyone

Expected, in truth, the victory of Paolo Sorrentino as best director for his autobiographical film was the hand of God. The director then returned to the stage also for the delivery of the special prize to Antonio Capuano, his mentor director, the first to he made work in the world of cinema when Sorrentino, as a boy, did not know how to do anything but had many and confused dreams. Capuano, director against, popular director, in the film tells Sorrentino a phrase that has become almost a meme today: Do not disunite !. And on stage he moved the whole audience for the dedication of the award to his girlfriend who is no longer there.

11:24 pm – Best international film: 11-year-old Jude Hill, on stage, gives the best speech

To pick up the award for Best International Film, Belfast, director and writer, Sir Kenneth Branagh, sent 11-year-old Jude Hill, who plays the child director in the film. And his speech, perhaps the best of all those heard tonight: the least improvised, if nothing else.

11:18 pm – Best hairstyle at the fantasy Freaks Out

And after Drusilla’s change of dress, which goes from the important red and low-cut evening dress to a sober black trousers, here is the David for the best hairstyle in the Nanetti Bros film Freaks Out.

11:17 pm – Manuel Agnelli, David for best original song

To a very excited Manuel Agnelli, the David for the best original song: The depth of the abyss, for the film Diabolik. But not even a music intellectual like him prepared a slightly different speech of thanks. Sin.

11:09 pm – Umberto Tozzi: the most “sung” in films

His songs are among the most sung in films and TV series around the world. So tonight, Umberto Tozzi, on the David stage sang live, with the band, a medley of his successes that have become international hits: I love you, Stella stai, Gloria. For him the best memory was that of the cover in “Flashdance” and the most surprising one, hearing Gloria in Wolf of Wolf Street.

11.00 pm – Silvio Orlando, David as best actor: I didn’t want to make the film …

Silvio Orlando did not expect to win the David as best actor for Ariaferma. So much so that he went up on stage with the mask and Conti had to remind him that he could take it off. Her non-speech is almost a gag: I dedicate it to my wife … and since moved, he immediately states: He is fine eh … not in memory of her … she is the best person I have known. And then: I didn’t want to make this film. I didn’t feel up to it. For this I thank those who pushed me to do it. At the first candidacy in 1991 I didn’t know anyone, now I know half the hall.

10:47 pm – Giovanna Ralli, Lifetime Achievement Award: I loved the character that the greats created for me

Giovanna Ralli received the Lifetime Achievement Award, 70 years of career, which began right in Cinecitt: When at 13 I appeared and ate the sandwich sitting on the steps, she recalled the actress who is now 87 years old. For her, directors and screenwriters created that character of the impulsive and somewhat noisy Roman girl who gave her her popularity. In her speech also a declaration of love to Rome, the city we love despite all her problems.

10:40 pm – David for photography Ex-aequo: Daria D’Antonio and Michele Attanasio for Freak Out

For photography comes an Ex-aequo: Daria D’Antonio for being the hand of God and Michele Attanasio for Freak Out

10:34 pm – Tribute to Monica Vitti

And after the award to a 17-year-old from the Academy, coincidentally, the homage to Monica Vitti, who passed away this year at the age of 90, began with a video in which the Roman actress remembered how as a child she passed in front of the Academy of Cinema : I saw these guys laughing, screaming, throwing themselves on the ground. They looked crazy. But be crazy happy. Standig ovation for Vitti and then Drusilla sang Senza Fine by Gino Paolo while the images of the characters of the show who left us this year appeared in the background, up to Catherine Spaak.

22:29 – The 17 year old Swamy Rotolo, best leading actress

Hugs and screams already in the audience for Swamy Rotolo, best leading actress for A Chiara: first nomination, first David for this very young actress. Who first thanked the Academy of Cinema.

22:21 – Leonardo di Costanzo and Bruno Oliviero, Valia Santella the David for the best original screenplay

To Leonardo di Costanzo and Bruno Oliviero, Valia Santella the David for the best original screenplay for the film Aria Ferma. They too, like Laura Samani (best new director) had not prepared any speeches.
Di Costanzo quoted Mattarella who during the meeting at the Quirinale said You are the bearers of content and added: We also want to be the form for a culture of democracy and peace.

10:18 pm – Drusilla sings Speak to me of love Mari

I noticed that the winners all thank the family. nice. Because the family must support the young in their choices. Drusilla sang some notes of Parlami d’amore Mari, by Vittorio de Sica, recalling that her father sang it in the evening to put her to sleep when she was a child.

10:15 pm – To Ursula Patzak David for the best costumes

Fourth David for the costume designer of origin Ursula Patzak for the film Qui rido io. Thanks to Mario Martone with whom the costume designer has a consolidated relationship of collaboration, and, as usual this evening, to the family.

10:04 pm – Ferilli, special prize: After so many years it has finally arrived

Sabrina Ferilli received the special career award from Drusilla Foer. A recognition perhaps belated but which eventually arrived. Two stars of Sanremo, commented Carlo Conti who recalled that Ferilli and Foer were two co-hosts of the Amadeus Festival. On different evenings. Too bad, the combination would have worked, But maybe they were afraid he closed Ferilli. A video retraced the 31-year career of the Roman actress. I’ve always liked to change: made Cinema, theater with Gigi Proietti, television
Thanks to the family that supports me and deserves so many David, concluded Ferilli.

22:00 – David spectator award to Me against you

Selfie on stage and very young actors for a particular prize: The spectator’s David to the whole cast of Me against you.

21:50 – Eduardo Scarpetta Best Supporting Actor: I dedicate it to two Mario

His first David wins, the actor Eduardo Scarpetta for his first nomination for the film Qui rido io. I dedicate the award to my director, Mario Martone who told me that it all started because he had found the original manuscript of `Qui laughs that my father Mario gave him 15 years ago. This award also dedicated to my father who I lost at 11 and a half, said the young actor, barely holding back his tears.

21:46 – Teresa Saponangelo wins as best supporting actress

Teresa Saponangelo wins as best supporting actress for being the hand of God. In thanks the actress, who plays the mother of the director Sorrentino in her autobiographical film, thanked everyone: We managed to excite many people, I want to dedicate this award to my family who supported me, said the actress and said that her son, on the set, told her Servillo is better than you

9:37 pm – Franceschini: We still resist a month at the cinema with masks

The awards ceremony begins with a tribute to Ennio Morricone. Finally all together in a single room, says Carlo Conti who immediately introduces the Minister of Culture Franceshini. Italian cinema has withstood two years of desert. It hasn’t stopped, on the contrary it has increased production. On the crisis of cinemas in terms of audience, the minister answered a question from Conti on why the abolition of masks in the theater cannot be anticipated: We will remove them on June 15th. We resist another month.

9:32 pm – Carlo Conti and Drusilla Foer in Cinecitt

Initial curtain between Carlo Conti and Drusilla, arrived by car in Cinecitt, among the ruins of ancient Rome re-built in the Roman film studios

9:28 pm – The red carpet: Ferilli superstar

Finally a red carpet. After two years of restrictions for the containment of the pandemic, this evening of the David di Donatello 2022 was preceded by the customary red carpet: candidates, winners and guests allowed themselves to photographers outside Cinecitt’s studios. Super-celebrated Sabrina Ferilli, who arrived with her husband Flavio Cattaneo, who receives the Special David tonight. Here all the photos

May 3, 2022 (change May 4, 2022 | 01:00)

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I David, Live | The triumph of Sorrentino, best film and best director for “It was the hand of God”


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