The Coppa Volpi Award for best actor went to Silvio Orlando for his performance in Il Papà di Giovanna directed by Pupi Avati at the 65th Venice International Film Festival 2008 (Italy)

On September 6, 2008, the Coppa Volpi for Best Actor was awarded to Silvio Orlando for Il papà di Giovanna (Giovanna's Father) by Pupi Avati, one of the most respected Italian film directors, at the 65th Venice Film Festival. Silvio Orlando is the fifth Italian actor since 2001 to have won the Volpi Award. Although visibly moved, the actor tried to hold back his tears and said that in his life he has been lucky to have had the right people by his side, among these, Gabriele Salvatores, Carlo Mazzacurati, Daniele Luchetti, Nanni Moretti and the director Pupi Avati. Il papà di Giovanna was shot on FUJICOLOR ETERNA 500.