Five Italian Golden Globes for Özpetek
ROME - Anatolia News Agency
Director Ferzan Özpetek (2nd R) and his cast celebrate the awards their film ‘Magnificent Presence’ won in five categories at the Italian Globo D’Oro. DHA photo
The Globo D’Oro cinema awards, organized every year in Italy by the Foreign Journalists Union, were presented yesterday, bringing five awards to Turkish director Ferzan Özpetek’s latest film “Magnifica Presenza” (Magnificent Presence). The film has been nominated in nine categories.
The award ceremony, held in the garden of the Villa Massimo – Accademia Tedesca (a German art institute) in Rome, was attended by significant figures from the cinema world as well as more than 200 journalists and members of the union.
Özpetek won with the Best Director Award for “Magnifica Presenza,” lead actor Elio Germane won the Best Actor Award, while Paola Minaccioni won the Best Supporting Actress Award and Beppe Fiorella won the Best Supporting Actor Award. One of the actresses in the film, Anna Proclemar, was also presented with a special award at the ceremony. Proclemar praised Özpetek, saying he was a fascinating director who loved his cast.
Meanwhile, the award for Best Film went to Giuliano Montaldo’s “L’Industriale” (The Industrialist) and the award for Best Actress went to the Asia Wrgento for her role in “Isole.”