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'Il Divo,' 'Gomorra' lead Italy's Donatello noms

10 April 2009 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Rome -- Paolo Sorrentino’s bio-pic “Il Divo” and “Gomorra,” the organized crime thriller from Matteo Garone, dominated the nominations for Italy’s David dei Donatello awards, it was announced Thursday, with a total 27 noms between them.

The two films have combined to win multiple awards over the last year, starting with the 2008 Festival de Cannes, where they won the Special Jury Award and Grand Prix prize, respectively.

“Gomorra” has earned more notoriety internationally, earning a Golden Globe nomination for Foreign Film and being selected as Italy’s official candidate for the Oscars. But it is “Il Divo” that can boast the most nominations for Italy’s highest film honor with 16, compared to 11 for “Gomorra.” The maximum number of categories an Italian film is eligible for is 19.

Both films were nominated in the best film category, with Fausto Brizzi’s romance “Ex,” Paolo Virzi’s comedy “Tutta la Vita Davanti »

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