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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Paolo Sorrentino (‘The Hand of God’)

Paolo Sorrentino, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is, in the words of The New York Times, “one of Italy’s leading contemporary directors,” and, as The Guardian put it, “arguably the leader of a new-ish wave of exciting Italian directors.” The recipient of five David di Donatello awards and six […]

COVID Pandemic: European Film Awards Cancel In-Person Event

The European Film Awards have bowed to the inevitable. Amid an alarming rise in COVID-19 infections in Germany, the European Film Academy said Wednesday that it has canceled the planned in-person ceremony for this year’s EFAs. Like last year’s honors, the 34th European Film Awards will be an online-only affair, preproduced and streamed live from […]

Oscars: Italy Picks Paolo Sorrentino’s Netflix Drama ‘Hand of God’ for International Feature Category

Italy has picked Paolo Sorrentino’s autobiographical drama The Hand of God to represent the country at the 2022 Oscars in the best international film category. Produced by Fremantle’s Italian subsidiary The Apartment for Netflix, Sorrentino’s film premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where it won the runner-up grand jury prize and lead Filippo Scotti took the […]

Telluride Awards Analysis: Paolo Sorrentino Could Put Italy Back in the Oscar Hunt with ‘The Hand of God’

No country in the world has birthed more winners of the best international feature Oscar — formerly the best foreign language film Oscar — than Italy, with 14. However, all but one of those wins happened many years ago. Indeed, in the 21st century, Italy’s only win in the category came eight years ago, with […]

Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Hand of God’ (‘È stata la mano di Dio’): Film Review

The Oscar-winning Italian director pens a love letter to his native Naples, looking back poignantly at the formative experiences of his youth in the 1980s.