Former Oscar winners dominate Italy’s Donatello Awards

Directors Bernardo Bertolucci, Giuseppe Tornatore and Gabriele Salvatores are set to go head-to-head at Italy’s David di Donatello Awards after each landing nominations for two top honours. The filmmakers, all previous Oscar winners, will duke it out for Best Director, while Bertolucci’s Me and You, Tornatore’s The Best Offer, and Siberian Education by Salvatores are in the running for Best Film.
Daniele Vicari’s drama Diaz will also compete in both Italian film categories.
Best European Film will be a fight between Armour, Anna Karenina, Rust and Bone, Quartet and Bond epic Skyfall, while Argo, Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln and Life of Pi – which were all shortlisted for this year’s (13) Best Picture Oscar – will do battle for Best Non-European Film.
The winners will be announced at a prizegiving on 14 June (13).