Tornatore, Moretti top d'Argento nods


ROME -- Giuseppe Tornatore's "La Sconosciuta" won the award for best domestic film and "Il Caimano" from Nanni Moretti took best producer and both of the top acting honors for the 62nd Nastri d'Argento (Silver Ribbons) awards, announced Friday.

The awards, handed out each year by Italy's National Film Journalists Union, are Italy's oldest film honors.

Among the main prizes, Kim Rossi Stuart won the prize for best new director. "Il Caimano"  star Silvio Orlando won the best actor prize, and Margherita Buy won best actress for her work in both "Il Caimano" (The Cayman) and "Saturno Contro" (Against Saturn).

Moretti's Sacher Films and co-producer Angelo Barbagallo won the best producer award.

Moretti and Tornatore have 15 Nastri d'Argento awards among them.

Ennio Morricone, who received an honorary Oscar this year and was nominated for five other Oscars from 1979-2001, won the Nastro d'Argento for best musical score for "La Sconosciuta" (The Unknown). It's the ninth time the 78-year-old Morricone took home the award in 10 nominations.

"La Sconosciuta" and "Il Caimano" dominated the nominations, with seven each.

Foreign honorees included Pedro Almodovar, who won the award for best European film for "Volver," and Clint Eastwood, who got the nod for best non-European film for "Letters From Iwo Jima."

The presentation of the awards will take place June 23 at the close of Sicily's Taormina Film Festival.