Archive for July 4th, 2011


Il Globo d’oro, Golden Globe Nominations and Winners 2011

by Marianne Wi

Whoop Whoop there is another award, let’s try to muster some excitement shall we, there is even the odd new comer on this awards palcoscenico, so let’s be joyous and why not spend a few moments wondering who will win the fabulous Golden Globe. The Italian version of the Hollywood’s Golden Globe is “Il Globo d’oro” it was first handed out in 1959 and have been going stong since. Rome is hosting the awards at Villa Massimo Accademia Tedesca in Rome, the Jury are found among the Foreign Press.

This years nominations and winners are :

Nomination for Best Film

Nomination for Best Director

Nomination for Best Newcomer Director

  • Into Paradiso di Paola Randi
  • L’Estate di Martino, Martins Summer directed by Massimiliano Natale
  • 20 Sigarette , 20 Cigarettes directed by Aureliano Amadei WON 

Nominations for Best Comedy

Nominations for Best Screenplay

  • Emidio Greco per Notizie dagli Scavi, Notice of the Excavations WON 
  • Giancarlo de Cataldo e Mario Martone per Noi Credevamo, We Believed
  • Saverio Costanzo per La Solitudine dei Numeri Primi, The Solitude of Prime Numbers

Nominations for Best Actress

  • Paola Cortellesi for Nessuno mi può Giudicare, No One can Judge Me directed by di Massimiliano Brun
  • Piera Degli Esposti per I bambini della sua vita di Peter Marcias  WON 
  • Alba Rohrwacher for La Solitudine dei Numeri Primi , The Solitude of Prime Numbers directed by Saverio Costanzo

Nominations for Best Actor

  • Raoul Bova for Nessuno mi può Giudicare , No One can Judge Me directed by Massimiliano Bruno WON 
  • Elio Germano per La Nostra Vita, Our Life directed by Daniele Luchetti
  • Toni Servillo for Gorbaciof directed by Stefano Incerti

European Golden Globe
Riccardo Scamarcio WON WHY ?


Benvenuti al Nord, Welcome to the North

by Marianne Wi

Not one to get overly excited about Italian comedy as a rule, yet last years Benvenuti al Sud, Welcome to the South directed by Luca Niniero was very funny and a mega box office hit too, in fact the 2nd biggest beaten only by Che bella giornata, What a beautiful Day directed by Gennaro Nunziante. We will have a sequel, this time the South will travel to the North where shooting starts at the ultra modern Via Polenghi designed by Renzo Piano on the 18th July 2011 in Lodi, they will also be shooting in Naples, Milan and Aosta Valley, should be ready for release in January 2012 missing the Xmas slot ? Not much information out there at the moment, we know the Southerners will arrive at a conference in Lodi, no doubt meeting every stereotypical Norther, horrifying the equally stereotypical Southerners with their customs. There is a great cast including Claudio Bisio, Alessandro Siani, Paolo Rossi, Angela Finocchiaro, Valentina Lodovini, Nando Panoe and Giacomo Rizzo they will be directed by Luca Minieri and Massimo Gaudioso. I am excited and cannot wait for a good laugh.

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