David di Donatello 2021: Sophia Loren is the best actress

Sophia Loren is for the seventh time the best Italian actress at the David di Donatello, awarded for Life in front of itself

The ceremony of the David by Donatello, i most important Italian film awards, ended with some confirmation and some surprises. Among the confirmations there is certainly her, the monument of Italian cinema Sophia Loren. At 86, the actress received its seventh David di Donatello for his performance in the film released by Netflix Life ahead of him, directed by his son Edoardo Ponti.

The Loren is the Italian actress to have won the most David as best actress in history.

It’s hard to believe that the first time I picked up a David was over 60 years ago. But, tonight, it feels like the first time again. The emotion and the joy are the same.

These are the words of a visibly excited and moved Loren during the award ceremony at the 66th edition of the David di Donatello, conducted by Carlo Conti. The first time was in 1959 for Vittorio De Sica’s La ciociara, a film that also earned her the Oscar for best leading actress. At the time she was only 27 years old, but her career – as we all know – would have reserved a lot of satisfaction. In the following years, Sophia Loren was awarded the David awards for Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (1964), Matrimonio all’italiana (1965), I girasoli (1970) and Una Giorno Particolare (1978). More than forty years pass, and her interpretation in La vita prima per se earned her the prize again, greeted by a standing ovation and general admiration.

David di Donatello 2021: Sophia Loren is the best actress

In addition to thanking Palomar (production house of the film), Netflix and the very young Ibrahima Gueye, who shares the scene with her, the most heartfelt thought is that for her son:

His heart, his sensitivity and his passion gave life and soul to this film and to my character. […] He’s a wonderful man and he made a really, really good movie. Maybe it will be my last, I don’t know. But after so many and so many films, I want to make one more and more beautiful: because I cannot live without cinema.

In this edition Sophia Loren got the better of Vittoria Puccini (18 gifts), Paola Cortellesi (Sons), Micaela Ramazzotti (The most beautiful years) and Alba Rohrwacher (Lacci). If you want to find out all the winners of the David di Donatello 2021, you just need a click on this page. Also continue to follow all ours news dedicated to cinema and TV series!