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and the Oscars (2019) went to…

The official ceremony for the Oscars 2019 was held yesterday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles. For the first time in the history, no presenter was on the stage, due to a particular issue.
Hereafter, the full list of 2019’s Academy Award nominees and winners (winners in bold): (more…)

spicchi d’arte tra baffi di storia (52)

  • In trepidante attesa degli Oscar per il 2019, possiamo dare un’occhiata ai premi César, assegnati dall’Académie des arts et techniques du cinéma e corrispondenti francesi delle preziose statuette americane. La quarantaquattresima cerimonia di premiazione si è svolta ieri sera, venerdí 22 febbraio, alla Salle Pleyel di Parigi. Il film ‘Les frères Sisters’ (The Sisters Brothers) di Jacques Audiard, ha ottenuto quattro premi (Miglior Regia, Miglior Fotografia: Benoît Debie, Miglior Scenografia: Michel Barthélémy, Miglior Suono: Brigitte Taillandier, Valérie De Loof, Cyril Holtz), ex aequo con ‘Jusqu’à la garde’ (‘L’affido – Una storia di violenza’), scritto e diretto da Xavier Legrand, (Miglior Film, Miglior Attrice, Léa Drucker, Miglior Montaggio, Yorgos Lamprinos, Miglior Sceneggiatura Originale); il César per il Miglior Film Straniero è stato attributo a ‘Une Affaire De Famille’, di Irokazu Kore-Eda. L’elenco completo dei riconoscimenti è disponibile a fine post.
  • È previsto per il 1°marzo, alle ore 16, nel carcere di Rebibbia, già teatro delle avventure narrate in ‘Smetto quando voglio’, il debutto dello spettacolo (more…)

Bafta Awards 2019, nominations and winners

Spite of the winter cold in London (6° C), the Bafta Awards 2019 were actually assigned yesterday, February 10. (It is to precise that the ceremony was held indoor, at the Royal Albert Hall…).

Hereafter, the complete list of nominations and winners (winners in bold): (more…)

Cannes 2018: awards and winners

from the official Cannes festival website (and the best congratulations to Marcello Fonte):



MANBIKI KAZOKU (Shoplifters) directed by KORE-EDA Hirokazu
The Palme d’or was awarded by Cate Blanchett.
Hirokazu Kore-eda:  (more…)

Berlinale, Berlin International Film Festival 2016

Today marks the beginning of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, which will end on February 21. (Nice coincidence, the Berlinale 2016 is the same age as our Sanremo music festival…)
The jury is chaired by the ever-beautiful and unfading Meryl Streep but it is also formed by our Alba Rohrwacher, Clive Owen, the German actor Lars Eidinger, the English critic Nick James, the French photographer Brigitte Lacombe and the Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska, winner last year of the Silver Bear.
The first screening is dedicated to the film out of competition ‘Hail, Caesar!’, by the Coen brothers, complete with George Clooney and Josh Brolin on the vermilion carpet. In Berlin, however, many international celebrities are expected: Dominic West, Jude Law and Colin Firth to present ‘Genius’, Michael Grandgage, Guy Pearce, Jeff Nichols (for his ‘Midnigth Special’, with Michael Shannon, Sam Shepard, Adam Driver, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst and Jaedan Lieberher), Isabelle Huppert, star of ‘L’avenir’, by Mia Hansen – Løve, Gérard Depardieu for ‘Saint Amour’, by Benoît Delépine, the same Nicole Kidman we loved last night at the Sanremo festival, the same Spike Lee still dealing, among other things, with the #OscarsSoWhite initiative. Iran, after last year success of Jafar Panahi, this year doubles and offers ‘Soy Nero’, by Soy Rafi Pitts and ‘A dragon arrives’, by Mani Haghighi.
As for the films in competition, the festival reading-key seems (more…)

#OscarsSoWhite, a diatribe on ethnic diversity management

The world of Cinema is currently interested by a diatribe on the criteria of representation and voice -sharing of the different cultures, mainly regarding 2016 Oscars and, more, in general, the composition of the Jury of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The first thing I realized when I got into some professional fields is that Cinema, Communication, Marketing, Arts cannot be provincial or culturally limited. To be white, to be black, to be yellow, to be man, to be woman, should not be relevant at all.
And a diatribe on the racism in Cinema and in Oscars management really makes you suffer and worry about.
Everything started on January 18, Martin Luther King Day, when Spike Lee declared on Instagram he will be not at the 2016 Oscars Ceremony as a form of protest for the absolute absence of ethnic diversity among the nominated actors and actresses. The hashtag #OscarSoWhite was born and has become more powerful day by day; after Spike Lee, other professionals moved in favor of the cause, such as Michael Moore, Will Smith, his wife Jada Pinkett, David Oyelowo. Mark Ruffalo firstly agreed and changed mind in a second time.
Michael Caine told it is not possible to give an actor an Oscar just for being black, whereas Charlotte Rampling firstly defined Spike Lee’s initiative as a sort of “racism on the contrary, against the white ones” and then declared:

“I was misunderstood, I want to mean that in an ideal world any human being should have the same opportunities”.

George Clooney told a Variety journalist: (more…)


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