Sebastiano Somma

Sebastiano Somma

Every year during Oscar Week, Pascal Vicedomini creates his organizational magic for Italian cinema in Hollywood, and again this year he it it out of the ballpark! Last Sunday’s opening night at the Chinese Theatre at Hollywood and Highland. In true Hollywood style, celebrities lined the red carpet and the press was eager to get the interview! Jimmy Kimmel was in the house in all of his comical glory to thank the Italian Film Festival for the Excellence Award he received for being of Italian decent. According to Kimmel, he really only deserved half an award as he was only half Italian on his Mother’s side! Kimmel mother and father were called to the stage to take a proud bow. Also being celebrated was Frank Sinatra who would have been 100 years old this year. Winning the “Jack Valenti Legend Award” was the extraordinary Liz Minelli. The Los Angeles Italia Excellence Award were given to Ella Coltrane “Boyhood”, Rory Kennedy, 2015 Oscar nominee for “Last Days in Vietnam” and Graham Moore for “The Imitation Game”. Italian American Milena Canonero will go on to win the Oscar for best costume design for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Hotel Budapest.

Fabio Testi

Fabio Testi


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