'Vincere' leads way for Cinecitta noms


ROME -- Roberto Faenza's "I Vincere" dominated the nominations for the Cinecitta Holding Awards for Film Excellence, which were announced Thursday.

The historical drama made a modest splash at the boxoffice when released last year and attracted some critical acclaim, but it was considered something of a surprise that it was nominated in nine of 13 possible categories for the annual awards presented by the storied Rome studios.

Antonio Grimaldi's "Caos Calmo" (Quiet Chaos) -- which stars and was co-written by director Nanni Moretti -- garnered five nominations for the prizes, which will be handed out April 28.