Italian Golden Globes award go virtual

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Italian Golden Globes award go virtual

The annual prize of the Foreign Press Club for the best Italian film will be presented this year over streaming. More information on the awards and the films that participate this year you’ll find on the brand new website of the Globo doro, as the prize is called in Italian. There is also an English section on this site.

The exact date of the event (streamed over the website) is not yet known, but it is expected to be in the week of June 18.

Hier finden Sie kurze Informationen zu den italienischen Golden Globes in Deutsch.

Italian director Roberto Benigni (L) and his wife Nicoletta Braschi pose for a picture before the ‘Globi d’Oro’ (Golden Globe) film awards ceremony in Rome, Italy, 09 June 2016. The prizes are awarded each year by the Rome Foreign Press Association. ANSA/ANGELO CARCONI

The Globo D’Oro film prize was established in 1959 by the Foreign Press Club in Rome and is being held for the 60th time this year (2020). The prizes are awarded to the best Italian productions of the saison.

Over the years, important actors and directors have attended, such as Federico Fellini, Sophia Loren and Roberto Benigni. Several foreign film stars among which Franco Nero have also given credit to the Globo d’Oro.

The award is considered one of the most important film awards in Italy.

The annual awards ceremony in early summer is traditionally an important event in Rome’s cultural life. The choice of location often has to do with the background of the members of the Foreign Press Club, such as at residences, embassies or cultural institutions, like the French Villa Medici and the German Palazzo Massimo.

The last award ceremony (2019) took place in the appealing location of Villa Wolkonsky, the residence of the British ambassador in Italy.

Films in competition

The jury of nearly 50 members makes a pre-selection of feature films that have been released in the current year. The selection is narrowed down to about 30 films that will compete in the main categories (such as best film, actor, actress, screenplay, photography, music).

These films will be screened during the year in the building of the Foreign Press Club in the center of Rome, followed by a meeting with the director or /and other members of the film production.

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