'After Midnight,' 'Ray,' 'Million Dollar Baby' also honored

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ROME — Ferzan Ozpetek’s social drama “Sacred Heart” and Giovanni Veronesi’s romantic comedy “Manual of Love” lead the race for Italy’s Davide di Donatello film awards, with 12 nominations each.

Reflecting a lackluster Italo cinema season with no standout pic, Paolo Sorrentino’s surreal Mafia drama “The Consequences of Love,” Davide Ferrario’s tribute to film buffery “After Midnight” and Gianni Amelio’s father-and-son drama “The Keys to the House” are also top contenders in the main categories.

“Manual of Love,” which weaves four tales of love and betrayal, is No. 2 at the Italo box office, having pulled in a sizable E12 million ($15.5 million) in four weeks, making it this year’s top local grosser.

Released in February, “Sacred Heart,” about a cold-hearted rich woman who turns into a Mother Teresa type, has made a more modest $3.9 million.

“Million Dollar Baby” and “Ray” are vying in the foreign-film category.

Date and venue for the winners’ gala are yet to be announced.

The nominees for the 2005 Davide di Donatello film awards are…

PICTURE
“A Children’s Story,” Andrea and Antonio Frazzi
“The Keys to the House,” Gianni Amelio
“The Consequences of Love,” Paolo Sorrentino
“Sacred Heart,” Ferzan Ozpetek
“Manual of Love,” Giovanni Veronesi

DIRECTOR
Gianni Amelio, “The Keys to the House”
Davide Ferrario, “After Midnight”
Andrea and Antonio Frazzi, “A Children’s Story”
Ferzan Ozpetek, “Sacred Heart”
Paolo Sorrentino, “The Consequences of Love”

DEBUT DIRECTOR
Saverio Costanzo, “Private”
Paolo Franchi, “The Spectator”
David Grieco, “Evilenko”
Stefano Mordini, “Smalltown, Italy”
Paolo Vari, Antonio Bocola, “Chemical Hunger”

SCREENPLAY
Gianni Amelio, Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli, “The Keys to the House”
Paolo Sorrentino, “The Consequences of Love”
Gianni Romoli, Ferzan Ozpetek, “Sacred Heart”
Davide Ferrario, “After Midnight”
Ugo Chiti, Giovanni Veronesi, “Manual of Love”

PRODUCER
Aurelio De Laurentiis, “Manual of Love”
Davide Ferrario, “After Midnight”
Elda Ferri, “By the Light of Day”
Domenico Procacci, Nicola Giuliano, “The Consequences of Love”
Rosario Rinaldo, “A Children’s Story”

ACTRESS
Barbara Bobulova, “Sacred Heart”
Sandra Ceccarelli, “The Life I Want”
Valentina Cervi, “Smalltown, Italy”
Maria De Medeiros, “The Remains of Nothing”
Maya Sansa, “Love Returns”

ACTOR
Stefano Accorsi, “Smalltown, Italy”
Giorgio Pasotti, “After Midnight”
Kim Rossi Stewart, “The Keys to the House”
Toni Servillo, “The Consequences of Love”
Luca Zngaretti, “By the Light of Day”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Erica Blanc, “Sacred Heart”
Margherita Buy, “Manual of Love”
Lisa Gastoni, “Sacred Heart”
Giovanna Mezzogiorno, “Love Returns”
Galatea Ranzi, “The Life I Want”

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Johnny Dorelli, “But When do the Girls Get Here?”
Silvio Muccino, “Manual of Love”
Raffaele Pisu, “The Consequences of Love”
Fabio Troiano, “After Midnight”
Carlo Verdone, “Manual of Love”

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Luca Bigazzi, “The Consequences of Love”
Gianfilippo Corticelli, “Sacred Heart”
Dante Cecchin, “After Midnight”
Tani Canevari, “Manual of Love”
Arnaldo Catinari, “The Life I Want”

ORIGINAL MUSIC
Paolo Buonvino, “Manual of Love”
Pasquale Catalano, “The Consequences of Love”
Andrea Guerra, “Sacred Heart”
Riz Ortolani, “But When do the Girls Get Here?”
Franco Piersanti, “The Keys to the House”

SET DESIGN
Giancarlo Basili, “Love Returns”
Francesca Bocca, “After Midnight”
Andrea Crisanti, “Sacred Heart”
Marco Dentici, “The Life That I’d Like”
Beatrice Scarpato, “The Remains of Nothing”

COSTUME DESIGN
Maria Rita Barbera, “The Life I Want”
Daniela Ciancio, “The Remains of Nothing”
Catia Dottori, “Sacred Heart”
Gianna Gissi, “Love Returns”
Gemma Mascagni, “Manual of Love”

EDITING
Claudio Cormio, “After Midnight”
Claudio Cutry, “A Children’s Story”
Claudio Di Mauro, “Manual of Love”
Giogio Franchini, “The Consequences of Love”
Patrizio Marone, “Sacred Heart”
Simona Paggi, “The Keys to the House”

SOUND
Mario Dallimonti, “By the Light of Day”
Gaetano Carito, Pierpaolo Merafino, “Manual of Love”
Marco Grillo, “Sacred Heart”
Daghi Rondanini, Emanuele Cecere, “The Consequences of Love”
Alessandro Zanon, “The Keys to the House”

FOREIGN FILM
“2046,”Wong Kar Wai
“Iron 3,”Kim KiDuk
“Hotel Rwanda,”Terry George
“Million Dollar Baby,”Clint Eastwood
“Ray,”Taylor Hackford

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