SATURDAY JUNE 5 AT THE GRIMALDI FORUM THE CEREMONY PRESENTED BY EZIO GREGGIO
The gala evening with the award ceremony of the 18th Monte-Carlo Film Festival of Comedy, took place at the Grimaldi Forum on Saturday 5 June 2021 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. An event chaired by Ezio Greggio.
The Jury, made up of Raoul Bova (President), Mario de la Rosa, Giacomo Ferrara, Mario Sesti, deliberated and awarded the prizes:
To the Spanish film SENTIMENTAL directed by Cesc Gay the prize for the best film and
Argentinian actress Griselda Siciliani received the award for best actress.
The award for best director was won by Adam Rehmeier for the comedy DINNER IN AMERICA.
Todd Stephens‘ other American film SWAN SONG won the Audience Award and Udo Kier won the Best Actor award.
The Monte-Carlo Film Festival Jury wished to award a special mention to the Israeli film HONEYMOOD, directed by Talya Lavie.
Finally, the “Short Comedy Award” in the section dedicated to short films went to WICHITA by Sergine Dumais (USA-Canada).
On the stage of the Grimaldi Forum in Monte-Carlo, Ezio Greggio presented the award ceremony. International and Italian guests from the small and big screen participated. Successful actor Chazz Palminteri (“Once Upon a Time in the Bronx”, “The Usual Suspects”, “Shots on Boradway”, “Modern Family”) arrived straight from the United States to receive the prestigious “Movie Legend” Award ”. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for “Shots on Broadway” by Woody Allen, he recently appeared on “Godfather of Harlem”.
Return to Monaco and one more prize to Nick Vallelonga (winner of two “Academy Awards” for “Green Book”) who chaired the jury of the Monte-Carlo Film Festival last year. Radiant Italian actress Micaela Ramazzotti, nominated several times and winner of the “David di Donatello” for the film “La prima cosa bella”, she was awarded the prestigious “Monte-Carlo Award” for her career. Actress, presenter and writer Rocio Munos Morales received the “Monte-Carlo Award” for her exceptional role as a woman, mother, writer and model of “empowerment”.
The Monte-Carlo Film Festival Award was also presented to the President of the Jury Raoul Bova, to the Spanish actor Mario de la Rosa and to the Italian Giacomo Ferrara, who were members of the jury for this edition.
Among the celebrities, the audience applauded Antonia Truppo, Francesco Di Leva, Giovanni Esposito, protagonists of the new comedy “Benvenuti a casa Esposito”, which premiered at the Film Festival of Comedy on June 4th. Spotlight also on the former player of the national team of Italy and Juventus of Turin, Claudio Marchisio, and on the stars of TV and cinema in Italy Giancarlo Magalli, Enzo Iacchetti, Remo Girone, the actress and Brazilian model Desirée Popper, presenter Elisa Isoardi.
Applause also for the young singer Leo Gassmann, idol of teenagers, (X Factor Italy and Sanremo Festival Youth category) and who has performed on stage with his new single “Down”.
Monegasque and Italian personalities present were called on stage to present the awards. Among them: the Mayor of Monaco Georges Marsan, the Government Counselor – Minister of External Relations and Cooperation Laurent Anselmi, as well as the Italian Ambassador to Monaco Giulio Alaimo.
The event, in collaboration with EFG Bank (Monaco) and Marlù Gioielli, has always taken place under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and the Italian Embassy. Once again this year Radio Monte Carlo was the official radio of the Festival.
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