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MUSE TV and Culturally Obsessed attended the red carpet for the 5th award show for Filming Italy Los Angeles. Filming Italy was created and is directed by Tiziana Rocca, Agnus Dei, and Valeria Rumori. The awards were held at Harmony Gold on Jan. 20th, 2020. Filming Italy honored Academy-Award nominated actress Jacki Weaver (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK), Academy Award Best Movie nominee JOJO RABBIT producer Chelsea Winstanley, award-winning actor Winston Duke (BLACK PANTHER), actress Jessica Marie Garcia (Netflix’ On My Block), and award-winning actress Claudia Gerini (Netflix’ Suburra). Filming Italy awards presenters included award-winning actress Rosario Dawson and actor/model Jason Lewis.

Culturally Obsessed spoke with Billy Baldwin (North Rescue), Jason Lewis (Midnight, Texas), and Chelsea Winstanley (JoJo Rabbit). The 2020 Filming Italy Women’s Power Impact award was given to Steven Gaydos, Executive Vice-President at Variety for his continuous efforts to highlight women’s accomplishments across the Variety platform. “I am very happy that the fifth edition of Filming Italy – Los Angeles is dedicated to women, not only in previous and current Italian cinema but to all women who fight daily for their identity with strength and courage. I am particularly proud to collaborate with Women in Film, TV & Media Italia, an important organization supporting women’s rights”, highlights Tiziana Rocca. “Because as a female Artistic Director of festivals, I try to fight for equal rights and support the professional work of many female directors, producers, actors, and screenwriters. I would like to heartily thank the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and the Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles Silvia Chiave for their continued support of the Festival.”

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Awards Winners:

2020 Filming Italy Lifetime Achievement Award: Jacki Weaver (SILVER LININGS BOOK)

2020 Filming Italy Best Producer Award: Chelsea Winstanley (JOJO RABBIT)

2020 Filming Italy Pomellato Award: Rosario Dawson (RENT)

2020 Filming Italy Best Actor Award: Winston Duke (BLACK PANTHER)

2020 Filming Italy Best Documentary Award: Nana Ghana (LA WOMAN RISING)

2020 Filming Italy Spotlight Award: Jessica Marie Garcia (ABC How to Get Away With Murder)

2020 Filming Italy Region Lazio Award: William Baldwin (Syfy The Purge)

2020 Filming Italy Women Power Award: Jackie Cruz (Netflix Orange Is The New Black) and Maria Sole Tognazzi

2020 Filming Italy Best Movie Magazine Award: Claudia Gerini (Netflix Suburra)

2020 Filming Italy Women’s Impact Power: Steven Gaydos, Variety

2020 Filming Italy Sport Award: soccer player Alessandro del Piero

202 Filming Italy Music Award: Romina Arena

2020 IIC Los Angeles Creativity Award for Claudia Gerini (Netflix Suburra) and Maria Sole Tognazzi



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