Saturday, 12 December 2015

YOUTH WINS BIG AT EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS



Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's Swiss-set film with an English lead, Youth, won top awards at the European Film Awards. Both lead acting winners, including Youth's Michael Caine, were also recipients of special awards, as 45 Years' Charlotte Rampling was honoured both for her performance in Andrew Haigh's film and for her lifetime achievement as an actor. The technical category winners had previously been announced; nominees can be found in full here, and winners in full below:

European Film 2015
Youth (Paolo Sorrentino)

European Director 2015
Paolo Sorrentino (Youth)

European Actor 2015
Michael Caine (Youth)

European Actress 2015
Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)

European Screenwriter 2015
Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster)

European Cinematographer 2015
Martin Gschlacht (Goodnight Mommy)

European Editor 2015
Jacek Drosio (Body)

European Production Designer 2015
Sylvie Olive (The Brand New Testament)

European Costume Designer 2015
Sarah Blenkinsop (The Lobster)

European Sound Designer 2015
Miguel Martins and Vasco Pimentel (Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One / Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One / Arabian Nights: Volume 3 - The Enchanted One)

European Composer 2015
Faris Badwan and Rachel Zeffira (The Duke of Burgundy)

European Animated Feature Film 2015
Song of the Sea (Tomm Moore)

European Documentary 2015
Amy (Asif Kapadia)

European Comedy 2015
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Roy Andersson)

European Co-Production Award 2015
Andrea Occhipinti

FIPRESCI Prize for European Discovery
Mustang (Deniz Gamze Erguven)

European Short Film 2015
Picnic (Jure Pavlovic)

European Achievement in World Cinema Award (Honorary Award)
Christoph Waltz

Honorary Award of the EFA President and Board
Michael Caine

Lifetime Achievement Award
Charlotte Rampling

People's Choice Award
Marshland (Alberto Rodriguez)