David di Donatello for Best Screenplay

The David di Donatello Award for Best Screenplay (Italian: David di Donatello per la migliore sceneggiatura) was a film award presented by the Accademia del Cinema Italiano (ACI, Academy of Italian Cinema) to recognize outstanding screenwriting in a film released in Italy during the year preceding the ceremony.[1] The award was presented annually from 1975 to 2016, when it was split between the Adapted and Original Screenplay categories.[1][2][3]

David di Donatello Award for Best Screenplay
CountryItaly
Presented byAccademia del Cinema Italiano
First awarded1975 (for writing in films released during the 1974/1975 film season)
Last awarded2016 (for writing in films released during the 2015/2016 film season)
Websitedaviddidonatello.it

Nominees and winners were selected via runoff voting by all the members of the Accademia.[4]

Winners and nomineesEdit

Below, winners are listed first in the colored row, followed by other nominees.[1]

1970sEdit

Year Film Nominees Ref.
1974/75
(20th)
Come Home and Meet My Wife Age & Scarpelli
1975/76
(21st)
Eye of the Cat Alberto Bevilacqua and Nino Manfredi
1976/77
(22nd)
The Bishop's Bedroom Leo Benvenuti and Piero De Bernardi
1977/78
(23rd)
Not awarded
1978/79
(24th)
Not awarded

1980sEdit

Year Film Nominees Ref.
1979/80
(25th)
Not awarded
1980/81
(26th)
Three Brothers Tonino Guerra and Francesco Rosi
Passion of Love Ruggero Maccari and Ettore Scola
Ricomincio da tre Massimo Troisi and Anna Pavignano
1981/82
(27th)
Tales of Ordinary Madness Sergio Amidei and Marco Ferreri
Piso pisello Bernardino Zapponi
Talcum Powder Carlo Verdone and Enrico Oldoini
1982/83
(28th)
That Night in Varennes Sergio Amidei and Ettore Scola
Blow to the Heart Gianni Amelio and Vincenzo Cerami
The Night of the Shooting Stars Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
1983/84
(29th)
And the Ship Sails On Federico Fellini and Tonino Guerra
Le Bal Ruggero Maccari, Jean-Claude Penchenat, Furio Scarpelli, and Ettore Scola
Sweet Body of Bianca Nanni Moretti and Sandro Petraglia
Where's Picone? Nanni Loy and Elvio Porta
1984/85
(30th)
Kaos Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, and Tonino Guerra
A Proper Scandal Suso Cecchi D'Amico
The Three of Us Pupi Avati and Antonio Avati
1985/86
(31st)
Let's Hope It's a Girl Leo Benvenuti, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Piero De Bernardi, Mario Monicelli, and Tullio Pinelli
Ginger and Fred Tonino Guerra and Tullio Pinelli
The Mass Is Ended Nanni Moretti and Sandro Petraglia
1986/87
(32nd)
The Family Ruggero Maccari, Furio Scarpelli, and Ettore Scola
Christmas Present Pupi Avati and Giovanni Bruzzi
A Tale of Love Francesco Maselli
1987/88
(33rd)
Io e mia sorella Leo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, and Carlo Verdone
The Last Emperor Bernardo Bertolucci and Mark Peploe
Dark Eyes Aleksandr Adabashyan, Nikita Mikhalkov, and Suso Cecchi D'Amico
1988/89
(34th)
Mignon Has Come to Stay Francesca Archibugi, Gloria Malatesta, and Claudia Sbarigia
Compagni di scuola Leo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, and Carlo Verdone
The Legend of the Holy Drinker Ermanno Olmi and Tullio Kezich

1990sEdit

Year Film Nominees Ref.
1989/90
(35th)
The Story of Boys & Girls Pupi Avati
Dark Illness Suso Cecchi D'Amico and Tonino Guerra
Open Doors Gianni Amelio, Vincenzo Cerami, and Alessandro Sermoneta
Red Wood Pigeon Nanni Moretti
Scugnizzi Nanni Loy and Elvio Porta
1990/91
(36th)
To Want to Fly Maurizio Nichetti and Guido Manuli
The Yes Man Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli and Daniele Luchetti
The House of Smiles Liliane Betti, Marco Ferreri, and Antonino Marino
Mediterraneo Enzo Monteleone
The Station Filippo Ascione, Umberto Marino, and Sergio Rubini
1991/92
(37th)
Maledetto il giorno che t'ho incontrato Carlo Verdone and Francesca Marciano
Parenti serpenti Carmine Amoroso, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Piero De Bernardi, and Mario Monicelli
The Rubber Wall Sandro Petraglia, Andrea Purgatori, and Stefano Rulli
The Stolen Children Gianni Amelio, Sandro Petraglia, and Stefano Rulli
1992/93
(38th)
The Great Pumpkin Francesca Archibugi
The Escort Graziano Diana and Simona Izzo
Jonah Who Lived in the Whale Roberto Faenza and Filippo Ottoni
1993/94
(39th)
For Love, Only for Love Ugo Chiti and Giovanni Veronesi
Caro diario Nanni Moretti
Let's Not Keep in Touch Francesca Marciano and Carlo Verdone
1994/95
(40th)
Nemici d'infanzia Luigi Magni and Carla Vistarini
No Skin Alessandro D'Alatri
Belle al Bar Alessandro Benvenuti, Ugo Chiti, and Nicola Zavagli
1995/96
(41st)
Celluloide Furio Scarpelli, Ugo Pirro, and Carlo Lizzani
August Vacation Francesco Bruni and Paolo Virzì
The Star Maker Fabio Rinaudo and Giuseppe Tornatore
1996/97
(42nd)
Nel profondo paese straniero Fabio Carpi
The Cyclone Leonardo Pieraccioni and Giovanni Veronesi
The Game Bag Marco Bechis, Umberto Contarello, Lara Fremder, Gigi Riva, and Maurizio Zaccaro
Nirvana Pino Cacucci, Gloria Corica, and Gabriele Salvatores
The Truce Sandro Petraglia, Francesco Rosi, and Stefano Rulli
1997/98
(43rd)
Life Is Beautiful Vincenzo Cerami and Roberto Benigni
Notes of Love Mimmo Calopresti
Ovosodo Paolo Virzì
1998/99
(44th)
Not of this World Giuseppe Piccioni, Gualtiero Rosella, and Lucia Zei
The Legend of 1900 Giuseppe Tornatore
Marriages Cristina Comencini

2000sEdit

Year Film Nominees Ref.
1999/00
(45th)
Bread and Tulips Doriana Leondeff and Silvio Soldini
Canone inverso Simona Izzo and Ricky Tognazzi
Olympic Garage Marco Bechis and Lara Fremder
2000/01
(46th)
One Hundred Steps Claudio Fava, Monica Capelli, and Marco Tullio Giordana
The Last Kiss Gabriele Muccino
The Son's Room Linda Ferri, Nanni Moretti, and Heidrun Schleef
2001/02
(47th)
The Profession of Arms Ermanno Olmi
Burning in the Wind Doriana Leondeff and Silvio Soldini
One Man Up Paolo Sorrentino
2002/03
(48th)
The Embalmer Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso, and Ugo Chiti
Casomai Alessandro D'Alatri and Anna Pavignano
Facing Windows Gianni Romoli and Ferzan Özpetek
It Can't Be All Our Fault Piero De Bernardi, Pasquale Plastino, Fiamma Satta, and Carlo Verdone
My Mother's Smile Marco Bellocchio
Remember Me, My Love Gabriele Muccino and Heidrun Schleef
2003/04
(49th)
The Best of Youth Sandro Petraglia and Stefano Rulli
Caterina in the Big City Francesco Bruni and Paolo Virzì
Don't Move Margaret Mazzantini and Sergio Castellitto
Good Morning, Night Marco Bellocchio
What Will Happen to Us Giovanni Veronesi and Silvio Muccino
2004/05
(50th)
The Consequences of Love Paolo Sorrentino
After Midnight Davide Ferrario
Cuore Sacro Gianni Romoli and Ferzan Özpetek
The Keys to the House Gianni Amelio, Sandro Petraglia, and Stefano Rulli
Manual of Love Ugo Chiti and Giovanni Veronesi
2005/06
(51st)
Romanzo criminale Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli, Giancarlo De Cataldo, and Michele Placido
The Caiman Nanni Moretti, Francesco Piccolo, and Federica Pontremoli
My Best Enemy Silvio Muccino, Pasquale Plastino, Silvia Ranfagni, and Carlo Verdone
Notte prima degli esami Fausto Brizzi, Massimiliano Bruno, and Marco Martani
Our Land Angelo Pasquini, Carla Cavallucci, and Sergio Rubini
2006/07
(52nd)
My Brother is an Only Child Daniele Luchetti, Sandro Petraglia, and Stefano Rulli
Along the Ridge Linda Ferri, Francesco Giammusso, Kim Rossi Stuart, and Federico Starnone
Nuovomondo Emanuele Crialese
One Hundred Nails Ermanno Olmi
The Unknown Woman Giuseppe Tornatore
2007/08
(53rd)
The Girl by the Lake Sandro Petraglia
Days and Clouds Doriana Leondeff, Francesco Piccolo, Federica Pontremoli, and Silvio Soldini
Quiet Chaos Nanni Moretti, Laura Paolucci, and Francesco Piccolo
The Right Distance Doriana Leondeff, Carlo Mazzacurati, Marco Pettenello, and Claudio Piersanti
The Wind Blows Round Giorgio Diritti and Fredo Valla
2008/09
(54th)
Gomorrah Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni Di Gregorio, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso, and Roberto Saviano
Il Divo Paolo Sorrentino
Many Kisses Later Fausto Brizzi, Marco Martani, and Massimiliano Bruno
Si può fare Fabio Bonifacci and Giulio Manfredonia
Your Whole Life Ahead of You Francesco Bruni and Paolo Virzì

2010sEdit

Year Film Nominees Ref.
2009/10
(55th)
The First Beautiful Thing Francesco Bruni, Francesco Piccolo, and Paolo Virzì
Fort Apache Napoli Jim Carrington, Andrea Purgatori, Marco Risi, and Maurizio Cerino
Loose Cannons Ivan Cotroneo and Ferzan Özpetek
The Man Who Will Come Giorgio Diritti, Giovanni Galavotti, and Tania Pedroni
Vincere Marco Bellocchio and Daniela Ceselli
2010/11
(56th)
Noi credevamo Mario Martone and Giancarlo De Cataldo
Basilicata Coast to Coast Rocco Papaleo and Valter Lupo
The Immature Paolo Genovese
La nostra vita Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli, and Daniele Luchetti
A Quiet Life Filippo Gravino, Guido Iuculano, and Claudio Cupellini
2011/12
(57th)
This Must Be the Place Paolo Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello
Caesar Must Die Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, and Fabio Cavalli
Easy! Francesco Bruni
Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy Marco Tullio Giordana, Sandro Petraglia, and Stefano Rulli
We Have a Pope Nanni Moretti, Francesco Piccolo and Federica Ponteremoli
2012/13
(58th)
Long Live Freedom Roberto Andò and Angelo Pasquini
The Best Offer Giuseppe Tornatore
A Five Star Life Ivan Cotroneo, Francesca Marciano, and Maria Sole Tognazzi
Me and You Niccolò Ammaniti, Umberto Contarello, Francesca Marciano, and Bernardo Bertolucci
Reality Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Matteo Garrone, and Massimo Gaudioso
2013/14
(59th)
Human Capital Francesco Piccolo, Francesco Bruni, and Paolo Virzì
The Great Beauty Paolo Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello
I Can Quit Whenever I Want Valerio Attanasio, Andrea Garello, and Sydney Sibilia
The Mafia Kills Only in Summer Michele Astori, Pif, and Marco Martani
Miele Francesca Marciano, Valia Santola, and Valeria Golino
2014/15
(60th)
Black Souls Francesco Munzi, Fabrizio Ruggirello, and Maurizio Braucci
Hungry Hearts Saverio Costanzo
The Legendary Giulia and Other Miracles Edoardo Leo and Marco Bonini
Leopardi Mario Martone and Ippolita Di Majo
Mia Madre Nanni Moretti, Francesco Piccolo, and Valia Santella
2015/16
(61st)
Perfect Strangers Paolo Genovese, Filippo Bologna, Paolo Costella, Paola Mammini, and Rolando Ravello
Don't Be Bad Claudio Caligari, Francesca Serafini, and Giordano Meacci
Tale of Tales Matteo Garrone, Edoardo Albinati, Ugo Chiti, and Massimo Gaudioso
They Call Me Jeeg Nicola Guaglianone and Menotti
Youth Paolo Sorrentino

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Chronology". daviddidonatello.it (in Italian). Accademia del Cinema Italiano. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  2. ^ Lancia, Enrico (1998). I premi del cinema [The awards of cinema] (in Italian). Rome, Italy: Gremese Editore. pp. 251–252. ISBN 8877422211.
  3. ^ Santini, Simona (21 February 2017). "David di Donatello 2017, tutte le candidature". Panorama (in Italian). Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Regolamento". daviddidonatello.it (in Italian). Accademia del Cinema Italiano. Retrieved 15 September 2018.

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