I was reminded last night that Matteo Garrone’s Gomorrah, the Italian mafia drama, won not three, not four but five of the top European Film Awards — best film, director, actor (Tony Servillo), screenwriter and photography — at last Saturday’s Copenhagen ceremony, and that no other film has done this before. IFC Films will open the pic in the U.S. on 12.19 after a current Oscar-qualifying run in Los Angeles this week.

Gomorrah director Matteo Garrone, Daily Beast writer Rachel Syme at last night’s Gomorrah dinner at the Plaza’s Oak Room bar/restaurant, hosted by Peggy Siegal — Sunday, 12.7.08, 7:35 pm.