American actor Michael Madsen received award at Monte-Carlo Film Festival of Comedy

Comedy is acting out optimism

A very successful edition of the Monte-Carlo Film Festival of Comedy culminated with the glamorous Awards Gala on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Grimaldi Forum, masterfully conducted by its Founder and President, Ezio Greggio, accompanied by beautiful Juliana Moreira, a Brazilian model and showgirl naturalized Italian. (Photo: Juliana Moreira and Ezio Greggio @WebStudio06)

All the prizes had been officially selected by a prestigious Jury presided by famous Serbian director, actor and musician Emir Kusturica, who was recognized with the Legend Award. The other illustrious members were Sandra Milo, the iconic Italian star that worked with Fellini, Rossellini, Zampa, Molinaro, and Jean Renoir and who was presented that evening with the Career Award, charming French actress Mathilda May, and handsome Italian actor Edoardo Leo.

And the award winners are…

  • Best Screenplay AwardTel Aviv on Fire (Dan Kleinman / Sameh Zoabi)
  • Best Actor AwardRicardo Darin from Argentina (An Unexpected Love)
  • Best Actress AwardRose Byrne from Australia (Juliet Naked)
  • Best Director AwardNicole Palo (Emma Peteers)
  • Best Film AwardBad Poems (by Gabor Reisz, Hungary)
  • Public Prize – The film Juliet Naked

Special recognitions

  • Comedy AwardPaolo Genovese, Edoardo Leo, and Antonio Albanese
  • Career AwardSandra Milo and Andrea Ferreol
  • Monte-Carlo Film Festival AwardSalvatore Esposito and American actor Michael Madsen
  • King of Comedy AwardCarlo Verdone
  • Legend Award – MCFF Jury President Emir Kusturica

Today’s Quote

“If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.”Jennifer Jones

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