Globo d’Oro, the backhoe loaders of the 62nd edition have been chosen: Carlo Verdone receives the Lifetime Achievement Award

One of the most anticipated events in the capital is about to return, the film award among the oldest and most long-lived in Italy, the Golden Globe, organized by the Foreign Press Association in Italy to reward the value and merit of directors, actors, actresses and Italian producers. The jury, made up of more than 40 correspondents for the foreign press from Italy together with the artistic directors Claudio Lavanga and Alina Trabattoni, has recently chosen the finalists of the sixty-second edition, who will be awarded on the evening of 4 October 2022 in the evocative setting of ‘Auditorium Parco della Musica.

“Cinema is a window on possible worlds – as Claudio Lavanga, Artistic Director and correspondent of NBC NEWS describes it – and it was by leaving this window open and giving space to the magical imaginative dimension of the big screen that the jurors selected the finalists “. Competing for Best Film this year will be Giuseppe Bonito’s Arminuta, Leonardo Di Costanzo’s Ariaferma, and Mario Martone’s Qui Rido io; the latter two also competing for the Best Director category together with the film It was the hand of God by Paolo Sorrentino. For the Best First Feature we find, however, Little Body by Laura Samani, A Female by Francesco Costabile, and Californie directed by directors Alessandro Cassigoli and Casey Kauffman. And goodnight, Marilyn has black eyes, And we like assholes stood and watched are in contention for Best Comedy; while the finalist TV series are Strappare along the edges, the animated TV series written and directed by Zerocalcare, Diavoli and Il Re.

For the categories reserved for performers, on the other hand, in the award section for the Best Actress, we find Lina Siciliano, debut face in Una Female, Anna Ferraiolli for I Fratelli de Filippo, and Vanessa Scalera for L’Arminuta. While the three finalists for the male category are Silvio Orlando protagonist of Ariaferma, Toni Servillo chosen for the interpretation of him in Qui rido io, and Pierfrancesco Favino for Nostalgia. They are joined by the Young Promise who this year will see Sofia Fiore from L’Arminuta, Luca Vergoni from La Scuola Cattolica and Filippo Scotti contend in It was the hand of God.

And it is Carlo Verdone – one of the most prolific, funny and attentive actors and directors to the ironic and cutting story of Italy and Italians – to win the Lifetime Achievement Award.

For the Best Soundtrack Award, the jury selected Nicola Piovani for the music of I Fratelli de Filippo, Pasquale Scialò for Ariaferma and Sergio Bruni for Qui rido io. For the Best Photography section, Simone d’Arcangelo will compete for the Golden Globe for Re Granchio, Luca Bigazzi for Ariaferma, and Renato Berta for Qui rido io; the series ends with the Best Screenplay Award: Sergio Rubini, Angelo Pasquini and Carla Cavalluzzi for the brothers de Filippo, Leonardo Di Costanzo, Bruno Oliviero and Valia Santella for Ariaferma, and Paolo Sorrentino for It was the hand of God.

The Foreign Press Grand Prix, which rewards personalities or institutions committed to spreading Italian culture through the art of cinema, will be awarded to the Cineteca di Bologna; while the Italiani nel Mondo Award, a special recognition to those who distinguished themselves in a cinematographic work on a non-Italian reality, will go to the film by the Italian-Iraqi director Haider Rashid, Europe. The Documentaries section closes the rich series of awards, with the three finalists composed by Ennio di Giuseppe Tornatore, Body to body by Maria Iovine and Marta. The crime of Wisdom directed by Simone Manetti; and finally that of the Short Films with The true story of the biggest hide-and-seek game in the world by Paolo Bonfaini, Irene Cotroneo and Davide Morando, Fiori by Kristian Xipolias and Twenty minutes by Daniele Esposito.

“Finally, after these long years of pandemic, the Cinema has rediscovered the dimension of the general public – comments Alina Trabattoni, Artistic Director and Eurovision journalist – A dimension that was also missing for us, to meet again the authors, the protagonists, the masters of music and photographs was a return to life for us. It was an honor and a privilege to be able to view and comment on these unique works and, we must admit, selecting the backhoe loaders was really a difficult task, the choice for all of us became complicated due to the extraordinary quantity and quality of the films in competition. We hope we have done our job in the best possible way ». In fact, a group of foreign correspondents from all over the world evaluated them, including Greece, Australia, Germany, Albania, Switzerland, San Marino, Japan, Romania, Sweden, France, Turkey, England, Holland, Chile, Bulgaria, USA , Russia, Venezuela, Moldova, Spain. The juries of feature films, documentaries, short films and TV series are made up each year of members of the Association, who offer to view them throughout the year, on a voluntary basis. The Cinema 2022 Committee is made up of Claudio Lavanga (Artistic Director) NBC NEWS, USA; Alina Trabattoni (Artistic Director) Eurovision, Switzerland; Maarten van Aalderen De Telegraaf, The Netherlands; Patricia Mayorga Marcos, El Mercurio, Chile; Vera Naydenova (Head of TV Series) BTV, Bulgaria; Ewout Kieckens, Reformatorisch Dagblad, The Netherlands; Antonino Galofaro Le Temps (Head of Feature Films), Switzerland; Praxilla Trabattoni (Head of Documentary Section) Eurovision and People Magazine, Switzerland; and Vera Shcherbakova (Short Film Section Manager) ITAR-TASS, Russia.

Last updated: Tuesday 2 August 2022, 10:55


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Globo d’Oro, the backhoe loaders of the 62nd edition have been chosen: Carlo Verdone receives the Lifetime Achievement Award

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