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David di Donatello Awards


The David di Donatello Awards are the most important film awards in Italy, awarded annually by the Italian Film Academy since 1956, rewarding the best Italian and foreign film productions.

 

Contents

 

 

Complete List of David di Donatello Awards (1956 to 2021)

 

 

History of the David di Donatello Awards

 

In 1955 the Art and Culture Committee and the International Film Club met under the direction of Italian politician and businessman Italo Gemini, to give life to the David di Donatello Awards.

 

The David di Donatello Awards ceremony was held for the first time in 1956 at the historic cinema “Cinema Fiamma” in Rome.

 

From its inception until 1970, the category of "Best Film" did not exist, but the award was given in the category of "Best Producer". Over time, several changes were made to reach the 25 categories that are currently delivered.

 

In 2006, 8 special prizes were awarded to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the prize, called "David del Cinquantenaire", awarded to the most prestigious representatives of the main categories in the history of Italian cinema of the time:

 

Piero Tosi (costume designer).

Giuseppe Rotunno (director of photography).

Ennio Morricone (musician).

Dino de Laurentiis (producer).

Francesco Rosi (director).

Suso Cecchi D'Amico (screenwriter).

Mario Garbuglia (set designer).

Gina Lollobrigida (actress).


The statuette of the David di Donatello Awards

 

The trophy consists of a miniature of the famous statue of "David" by Italian sculptor Donatello, awarded to the winners during the award ceremony.

 

 

Statistics of the David di Donatello Awards

 

Below we present updated reports and statistics of the David di Donatello Awards, taking into account the editions made from the year 1956 to 2021.

 

What are the films that have won the most David di Donatello Awards?

 

The films that have won the most David di Donatello awards, between 1956 and 2021 are: The Girl by the Lake (La ragazza del lago) (10 awards), Dogman (9 awards) and Black Souls (9 awards). Here are the 10 films that have won the most David di Donatello awards:

 

Movie Awards  
The Girl by the Lake (La ragazza del lago) 10
Dogman 9
Black Souls 9
The Great Beauty 9
Crime Novel 9
The Profession of Arms 9
Bread and Tulips 9
Vincere 8
Life Is Beautiful 8
The Last Emperor 8


Which director has won the most David di Donatello Awards?


The directors who have won the David di Donatello award the most times for Best Director between 1956 and 2021 are: Francesco Rosi (6 awards), Giuseppe Tornatore (4 awards) and Ricky Tognazzi (3 awards).

 

Director Awards  
Francesco Rosi 6
Giuseppe Tornatore 4
Ricky Tognazzi 3
Milos Forman 3
Akira Kurosawa 3
Mario Monicelli 3
Federico Fellini 3
Ermanno Olmi 3
Ettore Scola 3
Marco Bellocchio 3

 

Which actor has won the most David di Donatello Awards?


The actors who have won the David di Donatello Award the most times between 1956 and 2021 are: Alberto Sordi (7 awards), Vittorio Gassman (6 awards) and Giancarlo Giannini (5 awards).

 

Actor Awards  
Alberto Sordi 7
Vittorio Gassman 6
Giancarlo Giannini 5
Marcello Mastroianni 5
Dustin Hoffman 4
Elio Germano 4
Toni Servillo 4
Peter O'Toole 4
Ugo Tognazzi 4
Nino Manfredi 4

 

Which actress has won the most David di Donatello Awards?


The actresses who have won the David di Donatello award the most times between 1956 and 2021 are: Sophia Loren (7 awards), Margherita Buy (7 awards) and Monica Vitti (5 awards).

 

Actress Awards  
Sophia Loren 7
Margherita Buy 7
Monica Vitti 5
Marina Confalone 5
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi 4
Mariangela Melato 4
Valeria Golino 3
Stefania Sandrelli 3
Gina Lollobrigida 3
Silvana Mangano 3

 

Which countries have won the most David di Donatello awards for Best Foreign Film?

 

Country Awards  
United States 30
France 8
United Kingdom 3
Iran 1
Canada 1
Spain 1
China 1
Ireland 1
Sweden 1
Hungary 1

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