David di Donatello

annual Italian film awards

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.

David di Donatello Awards
former President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi shows the "David di Donatello" Award in 2005
Descriptionto honour the best of each year’s Italian and foreign motion picture productions
Presented byAccademia del Cinema Italiano (Academy of Italian Cinema)
First awarded1955

Trophy change

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

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

Other websites change