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The Great Beauty

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Jep Gambardella is a well-known journalist whose success has placed him at the center of Rome's decadent social world. But Jep is also the author of an acclaimed novel, written years ago, and he remains haunted by the career he failed to pursue when he chose the seductive ease of his current life.

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Academy Awards History

This is the 28th Academy Award nomination (including ten wins) for Italy. Previous nominations were:

DON'T TELL (2005)

Nominee, Foreign Language Film

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (1998)

Winner, Foreign Language Film

THE STAR MAKER (1995)

Nominee, Foreign Language Film

MEDITERRANEO (1991)

Winner, Foreign Language Film

OPEN DOORS (1990)

Nominee, Foreign Language Film

CINEMA PARADISO (1989)

Winner, Foreign Language Film

THE FAMILY (1987)

Nominee, Foreign Language Film

THREE BROTHERS (1981)

Nominee, Foreign Language Film

TO FORGET VENICE (1979)

Nominee, Foreign Language Film

VIVA ITALIA! (1978)

Nominee, Foreign Language Film

A SPECIAL DAY (1977)

Nominee, Foreign Language Film

SEVEN BEAUTIES (1976)

Nominee, Foreign Language Film

SCENT OF A WOMAN (1975)

Nominee, Foreign Language Film

AMARCORD (1974)

Winner, Foreign Language Film

THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI CONTINIS (1971)

Winner, Foreign Language Film

INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION (1970)

Winner, Foreign Language Film

THE GIRL WITH THE PISTOL (1968)

Nominee, Foreign Language Film

THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (1966)

Nominee, Foreign Language Film

MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE (1965)

Nominee, Foreign Language Film

YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW (1964)

Winner, Foreign Language Film

FEDERICO FELLINI'S 8-1/2 (1963)

Winner, Foreign Language Film

THE FOUR DAYS OF NAPLES (1962)

Nominee, Foreign Language Film

KAPO (1960)

Nominee, Foreign Language Film

THE GREAT WAR (1959)

Nominee, Foreign Language Film

THE USUAL UNIDENTIFIED THIEVES (1958)

Nominee, Foreign Language Film

THE NIGHTS OF CABIRIA (1957)

Winner, Foreign Language Film

LA STRADA (1956)

Winner, Foreign Language Film

 

Additionally, Italy received three Special/Honorary Awards prior to the establishment of Foreign Language Film as a regular category in 1956:

THE WALLS OF MALAPAGA (1950)

Winner, Honorary Foreign Language Film Award [shared with France]

THE BICYCLE THIEF (1949)

Winner, Special Foreign Language Film Award

SHOE-SHINE (1947)

Winner, Special Award

 

Okay, thank you to the Academy. Thank you to Toni and Nicola and all the actors, producers and the crew. Thank you to my sources of inspiration: Federico Fellini, [unintelligible], Martin Scorsese, [unintelligible]. And thank you to Roma and to Napoli and to my personal great beauty, Daniela, Anna and Carlo. And thank you to my brother, Marco, my sister, Daniela and this is for my parents [unintelligible]. Thank you very much. Thank you.

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Foreign Language Film