Monday, 9 November 2015

2015 EUROPEAN FILM AWARD NOMINATIONS!


Paolo Sorrentino's Youth leads the European Film Award nominations for 2015 with five mentions. After an impressive, diverse slate of winners in the technical categories, EFA voters skewed somewhat more mainstream with their main category nominations; less-hyped titles still managed to break through, though, such as Grimur Hakonarson's Cannes award-winning Rams for Best European Film and Romanian Oscar entry Aferim! for Best Screenplay. Awards will be handed out on the 12th of December. All the details below:

Best European Film
The Lobster (Ceci Dempsey, Efthymis Filippou, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos and Lee Magiday)
Mustang (Deniz Gamze Erguven, Charles Gillibert and Alice Winocour)
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Roy Andersson and Pernilla Sandstrom)
Rams (Grimur Hakonarson and Grimur Jonsson)
Victoria (Jan Dressler and Sebastian Schipper)
Youth (Carlotta Calori, Francesca Cima, Nicola Giuliano and Paolo Sorrentino)

Best European Director
Roy Andersson (A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence)
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster)
Nanni Moretti (My Mother)
Sebastian Schipper (Victoria)
Paolo Sorrentino (Youth)
Malgorzata Szumowska (Body)

Best European Actor
Michael Caine (Youth)
Tom Courtenay (45 Years)
Colin Farrell (The Lobster)
Christian Friedel (13 Minutes)
Vincent Lindon (The Measure of a Man)

Best European Actress
Margherita Buy (My Mother)
Laia Costa (Victoria)
Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
Rachel Weisz (Youth)

Best European Screenwriter
Roy Andersson (A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence)
Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster)
Alex Garland (Ex Machina)
Andrew Haigh (45 Years)
Radu Jude and Florin Lazarescu (Aferim!)
Paolo Sorrentino (Youth)

Best European Documentary
Amy (James Gay-Rees and Asif Kapadia)
Dancing with Maria (Miha Cernec, Ivan Gergolet, Igor Princic and David Rubio)
The Look of Silence (Signe Byrge Sorensen and Joshua Oppenheimer)
A Syrian Love Story (Sean McAllister and Elhum Shakerifar)
Toto and His Sisters (Hanka Kastelicova, Marcian Lazar, Catalin Mitulescu, Alexander Nanau and Valeriu Nicolae)

Best European Comedy
The Belier Family (Victoria Bedos, Thomas Bidegain, Stanislas Carre de Malberg, Stephane Celerier, Eric Jehelmann, Eric Lartigau and Philippe Rousselet)
The Brand New Testament (Thomas Gunzig, Daniel Marquet, Olivier Rausin and Jaco van Dormael)
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Roy Andersson and Pernilla Sandstrom)