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The 65th David de Donatello Awards has been postponed from April to the 8th of May, but the nominees have been announced in March. They have the usual categories like Best Film, Best Actor/Actress or Best Director. The Awards concentrate on Italian films but will award the best international film as well. Let’s see the favorites in the David de Donatello Awards betting odds.
The David de Donatello Awards is the Italian version of the Academy Awards, so it’s one of the most prestigious awards in the country. They held the first ceremony in 1955 in Rome though it moved to Taormina, in Sicily for almost 30 years. People in the movie industry from screenwriters to technicians select the winners in 26 categories. In the former winners, we can find well-known names like Marcelo Mastroianni, Monica Vitti or Sophie Lauren.
In the David de Donatello Awards betting odds, The Traitor is the favorite
A crime drama about the first Sicilian mafia informant, Tommaso Buscetta, The Traitor received the most, 18 nominations in different categories. Online gambling sites in Italy are predicting its win in the Best Film category, with the odds of 1.445. The film competed at the 2019 Cannes Festival and for the Best International Film Award at the Oscars. Though it hasn’t won any awards at international festivals, it can be a winner in Italy.
Its topic is always a success, as people are still interested in the lives of mafia members. The director of the film, Marco Bellocchio is also a favorite to win the Best Director award with the odds of 1.30. The 80-year-old director has already been making films about serious and controversial topics. Like the Red Brigades and kidnapping of Aldo Moro or euthanasia. With this latest film, he wants to show a new picture of the mafia and its former man. A man who tried to take it down with the help of law.
Other favorites in the Best Film and other categories
A historical drama, The First King: Birth of an Empire has also been nominated in the Best Film category. It has the odds of 5.25 at 1xBet Sportsbook to win it. The film is about Romulus and Remus and the founding of Rome. It retells the legend about Romulus killing his brother to fulfill the prophecy and become the first king of Rome. The film has received 14 more nominations. It might have the biggest chance in the Best Cinematography category, where it was nominated for a Golden Globe.
In the David de Donatello Awards betting odds, we can come across a familiar name in the Best Supporting Actor category. Here online sportsbooks in Italy are predicting the win of Roberto Benigni with the odds of 1.50. He stars in another film with 15 nominations, and a nominee for the Best Film category, Pinocchio. The film is a live adaptation of the popular tale of the wooden boy who comes to life. Benigni plays Geppetto, the maker of the puppet, and later father of the boy. His biggest rival in the category is Luigi Lo Cascio who plays in The Traitor. He has the odds of 3.40. to win the award.