Awards & Winners

Fernando Ghia

Date of Birth 22-July-1935
Place of Birth Rome
(Italy, Lazio, Province of Rome)
Nationality Italy
Profession Film Producer, Talent agent
Fernando Ghia was an Italian film producer and talent agent. He was best known for producing films such as The Mission, Lady Caroline Lamb, and the television miniseries Nostromo, based on Joseph Conrad's novel. Ghia appeared as an actor in the 1958 film La Gerusalemme liberata. He had a stint working as an agent for the William Morris Agency, and was taught to speak English by Albert Finney. In 1972 he read an article about the Jesuit order and political trouble in South America in Time magazine which generated a lifelong interest in it and formed the basis of several of the films he produced, including The Mission and the Italian series Nostromo. He spent over a decade in Hollywood, returning to his native Italy in the late 1980s and establishing Pixit Productions in Rome. In the 1990s Ghia married actress Gaia De Laurentiis, 35 years his junior; they had a son, Sebastian, in 1996. At his funeral in June 2005, Ennio Morricone's stirring theme for The Mission was reportedly played.

Awards by Fernando Ghia

Check all the awards nominated and won by Fernando Ghia.


David di Donatello for Best Foreign Producer
Honored for : The Mission

Nominations 1987 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
BAFTA Award for Best Film The Mission
David di Donatello for Best Foreign Producer The Mission
Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama The Mission


Nominations 1986 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Picture The Mission