David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film

The David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film (Italian: David di Donatello per il miglior film straniero) is a category in the David di Donatello Awards, described as "Italy’s answer to the Oscars",[1] presented annually by the Accademia del Cinema Italiano (ACI, Academy of Italian Cinema) since the 1959 edition. The category is specifically for films not competing for European honours. No awards were granted during the 1960 and 1961 editions, from 1965 to 1971, and in 1981.[2] Starting from the 2019 edition, the award also includes films that previously would have belonged to the category of Best Film in the European Union.

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are indicated in bold.

1950s-1960sEdit

1958 The Prince and the Showgirl, directed by Laurence Olivier
1959 Gigi, directed by Vincente Minnelli
1960 No Award
1961 Ben Hur, directed by William Wyler
1962 Judgment at Nuremberg, directed by Stanley Kramer
1963 The Longest Day, produced by Darryl F. Zanuck
1964 Lawrence of Arabia, directed by David Lean
1965 My Fair Lady, directed by George Cukor
1966 The Agony and the Ecstasy, directed by Carol Reed
1967 Doctor Zhivago, directed by David Lean
1968 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, directed by Stanley Kramer
1969 2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick

1970sEdit

1970 The Lion in Winter, directed by Anthony Harvey
1971 Ryan's Daughter, directed by David Lean
1972 The French Connection, directed by William Friedkin
1973 The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola
1974 Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Norman Jewison
1975 The Towering Inferno, directed by Irwin Allen
1976 Nashville, directed by Robert Altman
1977 Marathon Man, directed by John Schlesinger
1978 Close Encounters of the Third Kind, directed by Steven Spielberg
1979 The Wishing Tree (ნატვრის ხე / Natvris khe), directed by Tengiz Abuladze

1980sEdit

1980

1981

  • No Award

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990sEdit

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000sEdit

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010sEdit

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020sEdit

2020

Awards by nationEdit

Country Number of
winning films
Number of
nominated films
  United States of America 33 73
  United Kingdom 9 15
  France 7 7
  Canada 1 3
  Spain 1 2
  Poland 1 1
  South Korea 1 1
  China 1 0
  Hungary 1 0
  Iran 1 0
  Ireland 1 0
  Mexico 1 0
  Union of Soviet Socialist Republics[nb 1] 1 0
  Sweden 1 0
  Russia 0 3
  Germany[nb 2] 0 2
  Hong Kong 0 2
  Argentina 0 1
  Australia 0 1
  Brazil 0 1
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 1
  Japan 0 1
  Lebanon 0 1
  South Africa 0 1
  Turkey 0 1

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The Soviet Union received its nomination for a Georgian-language film and was formally dissolved on December 26, 1991.
  2. ^ Includes films of West Germany.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ariston Anderson, "'Spotlight,' 'Inside Out' Among Nominees for Italian Oscars," The Hollywood Reporter, 22 March 2016, URL accessed 24 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Cronologia dei premi David di Donatello" [Chronology of David di Donatello awards]. daviddidonatello.it (in Italian). Retrieved 19 December 2019.

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