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The David di Donatello
David di Donatello
Award, named after Donatello's David, is a film award presented each year for cinematic performances and production by L'accademia del Cinema Italiano (ACI) (The Academy of Italian Cinema). There are 24 categories as of 2006. Italy is also famed for its annual Venice Film Festival. It is the motion picture equivalent to the Academy Award for the cinema, Premio Regia Televisiva for television, the Premio Ubu for stage performances, and the Sanremo Music Festival
Sanremo Music Festival
for music.

Contents

1 History 2 Presidents 3 Trophy 4 Award categories 5 Retired awards 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] Following the same criteria of the Oscars, the David di Donatello Awards (known by the moniker "Donatellos"[1]) were established in 1955 and first awarded in Rome on July 5, 1956.[2] Created by a cultural club (then called The Open Gate), the aim was to honour the best of each year's Italian and foreign films. Similar prizes had already existed in Italy for about a decade (for example, the Silver Ribbons), but these were voted for by film critics and journalists. However, the Donatellos have been and are awarded by the people in the industry: screenwriters, performers, technicians, producers and so on.

The Italian former President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
shows the prize received at the occasion of the awards ceremony in 2005

After Rome, from 1957 to 1980, the ceremonies were held at the Greek Theatre in Taormina, during Taormina Film Fest, then twice in Florence, and finally returned to Rome, always with the support of the President of the Republic and now with the collaboration of the Rome City Council Cultural Policies Department. During the years the ceremony was held in Taormina during the 1950s, it was organized by journalist and film producer Michael Stern who later went on to found The Michael Stern Parkinson's Research Foundation in New York City. The founding organization, now called the David di Donatello Organization is fully functional and works in concert with and thanks to the contribution of the Italian Ministry of the Performing Arts and the Ministry for Cultural Properties and Activities. The presidents have successively been Italo Gemini (the founder), Eitel Monaco and Paolo Grassi. Currently, it is presided over by Gian Luigi Rondi who has worked with the organization since its inception. The prizes are awarded primarily to Italian films, with a category dedicated to foreign language films. In 2015, it was announced that both the eligibility period and the award ceremony date would change in the coming years. In 2016, the ceremony was brought forward to April. For the 2017 ceremony, the eligibility period will be March–December 2016. For the 2018 edition, the eligibility period will be the 2017 solar year (January to December).[3][4] Presidents[edit]

President Beginning of mandate End of mandate Notes

Italo Gemini 1955 1970

Eitel Monaco 1971 1977

Paolo Grassi 1978 1980

Gian Luigi Rondi 1981 September 22, 2016 President to Life since November 25, 2009

Giuliano Montaldo November 4, 2016 December 31, 2017 President ad interim since November 4, 2016

Piera Detassis January 1º, 2018 Incumbent Elected President and Artistic Director on December 14, 2017

Trophy[edit] The trophy is in the form of a gold David statuette replica of Donatello's famous sculpture, on a square malachite base with a gold plaque recording the award category, year and winner. The 1956 David by Bulgari, awarded to Gina Lollobrigida
Gina Lollobrigida
for Beautiful but Dangerous was auctioned at Sotheby's
Sotheby's
in 2013.[5] Award categories[edit]

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for Best Documentary Feature David di Donatello
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for Best Foreign Film David di Donatello
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for Best Short Film David Giovani Award

Retired awards[edit]

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for Best Foreign Director David di Donatello
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for Best Foreign Actor David di Donatello
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for Best Foreign Actress David di Donatello
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for Best European Film

See also[edit]

Italian entertainment awards Taormina Film Fest

References[edit]

^ "Oscar's Foreign Cousins". Variety. Variety Media. December 9, 1998. Retrieved March 26, 2016.  ^ Laviosa, Flavia (January 29, 2015). " David di Donatello
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1956–2016: Sixty Years of Awards" [Call for Papers] (PDF). Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies. Intellect. Retrieved March 25, 2016.  ^ "David di Donatello, cambiano le date per il 2016 e il 2017 – LoudVision". Retrieved October 26, 2016.  ^ "David di Donatello: cambiano le date". Retrieved October 26, 2016.  ^ "Gold and malachite 'David'". Sotheby's. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to David di Donatello.

Official website (in Italian) Official website (in English) David di Donatello
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1956–2016: 60 Years of Awards. Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies (2016), 4 (2), Intellect, ISSN 2047-7368 David di Donatello
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Awards at Internet Movie Database

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Awards

Best Film Best Director Best New Director Best Script Best Producer Best Actor Best Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress Best Cinematography Best Score Best Song Best Sets and Decorations Best Costumes Best Make-Up Best Hair Design Best Editing Best Sound Best Visual Effects Best Documentary Best Short Film Best European Film Best Foreign Film

Discontinued Awards

Best Foreign Director Best Foreign Producer Best Foreign Actor Best Foreign Actress Best Foreign Score Best Foreign Screenplay Best New Actor Best New Actress Luchino Visconti Award

Category

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Major film awards by countries

Africa

Ghana Movie Awards (Ghana) Africa Movie Academy Awards
Academy Awards
(Nigeria) South African Film and Television Awards (South Africa)

Asia

Central

Didor International Film Festival (Tajikistan)

East

Golden Rooster Awards, Hong Kong Film Award, Hundred Flowers Awards and Huabiao Awards (China) Japan Academy Prize (Japan) Grand Bell Awards
Grand Bell Awards
and Blue Dragon Film Awards (South Korea) Golden Horse Awards (Taiwan)

South

National Film Awards, Meril Prothom Alo Awards, Bachsas Awards (Bangladesh) Filmfare Awards, Filmfare Awards South, Filmfare Awards East, National Film Awards (India) Lux Style Awards, ARY Film Awards
ARY Film Awards
and Nigar Awards
Nigar Awards
(Pakistan)

Southeast

Myanmar Motion Picture Awards (Burma) Indonesian Film Festival and Indonesian Movie Actor Awards (Indonesia) Malaysia Film Festival (Malaysia) FAMAS Award, Gawad Urian and Luna Award
Luna Award
(Philippines) Suphannahong Awards (Thailand) Golden Lotus Awards and Golden Kite Prize (Vietnam)

West

Fajr International Film Festival
Fajr International Film Festival
(Iran) Ophir Award (Israel) International Antalya Film Festival
International Antalya Film Festival
(Turkey)

Europe

East

Czech Lion Awards (Czech Republic) Polish Film Awards
Polish Film Awards
(Poland) Nika Award (Russia) Sun in a Net Awards (Slovakia) Golden Dzyga (Ukraine)

North

Robert Awards and Bodil Awards (Denmark) Jussi Awards
Jussi Awards
(Finland) Irish Film & Television Awards (Ireland) Amanda Award
Amanda Award
(Norway) Guldbagge Awards
Guldbagge Awards
(Sweden) British Academy Film Awards
British Academy Film Awards
(United Kingdom)

South

Heart of Sarajevo
Heart of Sarajevo
(Bosnia and Herzegovina) Golden Arena Awards (Croatia) Hellenic Film Academy Awards
Academy Awards
(Greece) David di Donatello
David di Donatello
and Nastro d'Argento (Italy) Golden Camera Awards (Macedonia) Sophia Awards (Portugal) Goya Awards (Spain)

West

Magritte Award (Belgium) César Award
César Award
and Lumières Award (France) Deutscher Filmpreis (Germany) Golden Calf (Netherlands) Swiss Film Award (Switzerland)

North America

Canadian Screen Awards
Canadian Screen Awards
(Canada) Ariel Award (Mexico) Academy Awards
Academy Awards
(United States)

Oceania

AACTA Awards
AACTA Awards
(Australia) New Zealand film and television awards (New Zealand)

South America

Argentine Academy of Cinematography Arts and Sciences Awards (Argentina) Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (Brazil) Golden Precolumbian

.