'Move,' 'Youth' follow with 11 noms each

ROME — Helmer Giovanni Veronesi’s zippy youth comedy “Che ne sara di noi” (What Will Happen to Us?) is the surprise frontrunner in the race for Italy’s Davide di Donatello film awards with 12 nominations. Sergio Castellitto’s drama “Don’t Move” and Marco Tullio Giordana’s “Best of Youth” also are top contenders.

“What Will Happen” stars Silvio Muccino (“Remember Me”) in the tale of three high school kids stumbling around the Greek island of Santorini. Pic is enjoying a nice run at the local box office, pulling in north of $2 million in two weeks.

Both “Don’t Move,” which stars Penelope Cruz as a destitute Albanian, and “Best of Youth,” a six-hour epic about Italy’s 1960s generation that snagged Cannes’ Un Certain Regard prize last May, have 11 noms, including picture and director. Cruz is nominated for an actress Davide.

In the foreign film category, Hollywood pics took four of the five slots with “Big Fish,” “Lost in Translation,” “Mystic River” and “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.” The fifth nominee is Denys Arcand’s “The Barbarian Invasions,” which won the Oscar for foreign-language film.

Winners will be announced on April 14 during a ceremony aired on pubcaster RAI-1.

And the nominees are…

PICTURE
“Good Morning, Night,” Marco Bellocchio
“Che ne sara di noi,” Giovanni Veronesi
“I’m Not Scared,” Gabriele Salvatores
“Best of Youth,” Marco Tullio Giordana
“Don’t Move,” Sergio Castellitto

DIRECTOR
Pupi Avati, “La rivincita di natale”
Marco Bellocchio, “Good Morning, Night”
Sergio Castellitto, “Don’t Move”
Matteo Garrone, “First Love”
Marco Tullio Giordana, “Best of Youth”

DEBUT DIRECTOR
Andrea Manni, “The Fugitive”
Salvatore Mereu, “Three-step Dance”
Francesco Patierno, “Pater familias”
Piero Sanna, “La destinazione”
Maria Sole Tognazzi, “Past Present”

SCREENPLAY
Marco Bellocchio, “Good Morning, Night”
Francesco Bruni, Paolo Virzi, “Caterina Goes to Town”
Giovanni Veronesi, Silvio Muccino, “Che ne sara di noi”
Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli, “Best of Youth”

PRODUCER
Luigi Musini, Roberto Cicutto, “Singing Behind the Screens”
Aurelio De Laurentiis, “Che ne sara di noi”
Angelo Barbagallo, “Best of Youth”
Riccardo Tozzi, Giovanni Stabilini, Marco Chimenz, “Don’t Move”
Domenico Procacci, “First Love”

ACTRESS
Penelope Cruz, “Don’t Move”
Michela Cescon, “First Love”
Licia Maglietta, “Agata and the Storm”
Violante Placido, “Che ne sara di noi”
Maya Sansa, “Good Morning, Night”

ACTOR
Giuseppe Battiston, “Agata and the Tempest”
Sergio Castellitto, “Don’t Move”
Luigi Lo Cascio, “Best of Youth”
Silvio Muccino, “Che ne sara di noi”
Carlo Verdone, “Love’s Eternal as Long as it Lasts”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anna Maria Barbera, “Suddenly Paradise”
Margherita Buy, “Caterina Goes to Town”
Claudia Gerini, “Don’t Move”
Jasmine Trinca, “Best of Youth”
Giselda Volodi, “Agata and the Tempest”

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Diego Abatantuono, “I’m Not Scared”
Elio Germano, “Che ne sara di noi”
Fabrizio Gifuni, “Best of Youth”
Roberto Herlitzka, “Good Morning, Night”
Emilio Solfrizzi, “Agata and the Tempest”

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Danilo Desideri, “Love’s Eternal as Long as it Lasts”
Fabio Olmi, “Singing Behind the Screens”
Marco Onorato, “First Love”
Italo Petriccone, “I’m Not Afraid”
Fabio Zamarion, “Che ne sara di noi”

ORIGINAL MUSIC
Banda Osiris, “First Love”
Ezio Bosso, “I’m Not Afraid”
Andrea Guerra, “Cosa ne sara di noi”
Riz Ortolani, “La rivincita di natale”
Giovanni Venosta, “Agata and the Tempest”

SET DESIGN
Paola Bizzarri, “Agata and the Tempest”
Franco Ceraolo, “Best of Youth”
Marco Dentici, “Che ne sara di noi”
Francesco Frigeri, “Don’t Move”
Luigi Marchione, “Singing Behind the Screens”

COSTUME DESIGN
Gemma Mascagni, “Che ne sara di noi”
Elisabetta Montaldo, “Best of Youth”
Silvia Nebiolo, “Agata and the Tempest”
Isabella Rizza, “Don’t Move”
Francesca Sartori, “Singing Behind the Screens”

EDITING
Francesca Calvelli, “Good Morning, Night”
Claudio Di Mauro, “Che ne sara di noi”
Patrizio Marone, “Don’t Move”
Roberto Missiroli, “Best of Youth”
Jacopo Quadri, “The Dreamers”

SOUND
Gaetano Carito, “Good Morning, Night”
Fulgenzio Ceccon, “Best of Youth”
Mario Iaquone, “Don’t Move”
Mauro Lazzaro, “I’m Not Scared”
Miguel Polo, “Che ne sara di noi”

FOREIGN FILM
“Big Fish,” Tim Burton
“The Barbarian Invasions,” Denys Arcand
“Lost in Translation,” Sofia Coppola
“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World,” Peter Weir
“Mystic River,” Clint Eastwood

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