MichelePlacido's CrimeNovel (Romanzo Criminale)has walked away with five Nastri d'Argento, Italy's nationalcriticsprizes, from the 60th awards ceremony in Vatican City.

Thefilm won awards for best director, best actor (jointly won by Kim Rossi Stuart,Pierfrancesco Favino andClaudio Santamaria), editor, and sound. A bestproduction award went to the picture's producers, Cattleya,for Crime Novel as well as Oscarnominee Don't Tell and Marco Tullio Giordana's When You Are Born You Can No Longer Hide.

Thebest actress award went to veteran opera singer KatiaRicciarelli, who made her big screen debut in Pupi Avati's The Second Wedding Night (La Seconda Notte di Nozze).The film also won a prize for best costume design.

Hitcomedy Manual of Love earned popularcomic Carlo Verdone the best supporting actor prizeand a best screenplay award for Ugo Chiti and writer-director Giovanni Veronesi.Best supporting actress went to Angela Finocchiarofor her role in Don't Tell.

RobertoBenigni picked up three Nastrifor The Tiger and TheSnow, in the best story and best cinematography categories. Composer NicolaPiovani was awarded a special music Nastro while Alessandro D'Alatri'sLa Febbrewon the Nastri D'Argento inthe main best song and music categories.

FrancescoMunzi was voted best newcomer for hisimmigration-themed drama Saimir.Valeria Solarino, who starred in La Febbre, won the 2006 Fendi talent award. Other prizes went to Sabina Guzzanti, who won the best documentary award for Viva Zapatero!,about comedy and freedom of speech under SilvioBerlusconi's government.

Bestforeign film went to Clint Eastwood for MillionDollar Baby.

The Nastri d'Argento, founded in1946, are Italy's second highest film awardsafter the David di Donatellos.The awards ceremony took place at the Vatican City Auditorium.

Full list of winners

Best director

Michele Placido (Romanzo criminale)

Best newcomer

Francesco Munzi(Saimir)

Best producer

Cattleya - RiccardoTozzi, Marco Chimenz,Giovanni Stabilini

(Don't Tell, with Rai Cinema and Sky)

(Crime Novel withWarner Bros)

(When You Are Born You Can NoLonger Hide withRai Cinema)

Best original story

Roberto Benigni, Vincenzo Cerami

(The Tiger and The Snow)


Ugo Chiti,Giovanni Veronesi

(Manual of Love)

Best Actress

Katia Ricciarelli(The Second WeddingNight)

Best Actor

Kim Rossi Stuart, Pierfrancesco Favino, Claudio Santamaria (Crime Novel)

Best SupportingActress

Angela Finocchiaro (Don't Tell)

Best SupportingActor

Carlo Verdone(Manual of Love)


Fabio Cianchetti (Tiger and The Snow, Don't Tell)

Costume design

Francesco Crivellini (The Second Wedding Night)


Bruno Rubeo(The Merchant of Venice)


La Febbre

Best song

La Febbre


Esmeralda Calabria (Don't Tell)

Best Sound

Mario Iaquone (Don't Tell)

Director of bestforeign film

Million Dollar Baby

Best documentary

Viva Zapatero!

Special Mention

Un SilenzioParticolare (by Stefano Rulli)

Special Nastri 2006

Production design

Dante Ferretti (The Aviator)


Gabriella Pescucci(Charlie and TheChocolate Factory)


Nicola Piovani(The Tiger and The Snow)


Pietro Scalia(Memoirs of a Geisha)

Nastro d'Onore

Stefania Sandrelli

European Nastro

Barbora Bobulova

2006 Talent Fendi Film Prize

Valeria Solarino