Donatello Awards shift date, locale


ROME -- Italy's Donatello Awards will take place April 18 and return -- after a one-year hiatus -- to the Auditorium della Concillazione, near the Vatican.

The date moves Italy's premiere cinema awards ceremony slightly closer to the Oscars than normal. The nominees for the awards will be announced March 20.

The ceremony returns to the Auditorium della Concillazione after moving for a year to the Auditorium Parco della Musica, best known internationally as the home of the three-year-old RomaCinemaFest.