2012 David di Donatello Awards: the winners
Paolo and Vittorio Taviani won the David di Donatello prize for Best Movie; Zhao Tao and Michel Piccoli best actors
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The Academy of Italian Cinema held the ceremony for their 56th David di Donatello Awards. Paolo and Vittorio Taviani's Shakespearian prison drama Cesar Must Die – winner of the Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival 2012 – led with five prizes: Best Movie, Best Director, Best Producer (Grazia Volpi), Best Editing (Roberto Perpignani) and Best Sound (Benito Achimede and Brando Mosca).
Nanni Moretti's We Have a Pope took three awards for Best Actor (Michel Piccoli), Best Production Design (Paola Bizzarri) and Best Costume Design (Lina Nerli Taviani), as Marco Tullio Giordana's Story of a Massacre – Supporting Actor (Pierfrancesco Favino), Supporting Actress (Michela Cescon) and Special Effects (Stefano Marinoni and Paola Trisoglio). Paolo Sorrentino's This Must Be the Place captured a total of six awards, including for Best Screenplay (Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello), Best Cinematography (Luca Bigazzi) and Best Original Song (David Byrne). Francesco Bruni won as Best Debut Director with Scialla!; Chinese actress Zhao Tao as Best Actress thanks to her role in Andrea Segre's Li and the Poet. Ashgar Farhadi's Oscar winner and 2011 Golden Bear winner A Separation won for Non-European Foreign Film; Intouchables by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano won for Best European Production.
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