David di Donatello

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David di Donatello Awards
David di Donatello a Ciampi.jpg
former President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi shows the "David di Donatello" Award in 2005
Awarded forto honour the best of each year’s Italian and foreign motion picture productions
Presented byAccademia del Cinema Italiano (Academy of Italian Cinema)
CountryItaly
First awarded1955
Official websitehttp://www.daviddidonatello.it/english/index.htm


The David di Donatello Award is a film award. It is presented each year by L'accademia del Cinema Italiano (ACI). There are 24 categories as of 2006.

Trophy[change | change source]

The trophy is a gold David statuette like Donatello's famous sculpture. It is on a square malachite base. A gold plaque shows the award category, year and winner.

The 1956 David awarded to Gina Lollobrigida for Beautiful but Dangerous was auctioned at Sothebys in 2013. [1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gold and malachite 'David'". Sotheby.

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