Sunday, 6 November 2016


Cannes competitors dominate in the nominations for the 29th European Film Awards. Four of the Best European Film nominees showed in competition on the Croisette in May, including Palme d'Or recipient I, Daniel Blake, and FIPRESCI Prize (and Grand Prix) recipient Toni Erdmann, which leads all films with five mentions. In all, the contenders for seven new categories joined the previously-announced lineups in Best European Animated Feature and Best European Comedy. Wroclaw will host the ceremony on the 10th of December. All the nominees are listed below.

Best European Film
Elle (Paul Verhoeven)
I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach)
Julieta (Pedro Almodovar)
Room (Lenny Abrahamson)
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

Best European Director
Maren Ade (Toni Erdmann)
Pedro Almodovar (Julieta)
Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake)
Cristian Mungiu (Graduation)
Paul Verhoeven (Elle)

Best European Actor
Javier Camara (Truman)
Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake)
Burghart Klaussner (The People vs. Fritz Bauer)
Rolf Lassgard (A Man Called Ove)
Peter Simonischek (Toni Erdmann)

Best European Actress
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (Like Crazy)
Trine Dyrholm (The Commune)
Sandra Huller (Toni Erdmann)
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Emma Suarez and Adriana Ugarte (Julieta)

Best European Screenwriter
Maren Ade (Toni Erdmann)
Emma Donoghue (Room)
Paul Laverty (I, Daniel Blake)
Cristian Mungiu (Graduation)
Tomasz Wasilewski (United States of Love)

Best European Animated Feature
My Life as a Courgette (Claude Barras)
Psychonauts, The Forgotten Children (Pedro Rivero and Alberto Vazquez)
The Red Turtle (Michael Dudok de Wit)

Best European Documentary
21 x New York (Piotr Stasik)
A Family Affair (Tom Fassaert)
Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi)
Mr. Gaga (Tomer Heymann)
S Is for Stanley (Alex Infascelli)
The Land of the Enlightened (Pieter-Jan de Pue)

Best European Comedy
A Man Called Ove (Hannes Holm)
Look Who's Back (David Wnendt)
One Man and His Cow (Mohamed Hamidi)

Best European Discovery - FIPRESCI Prize
Dogs (Bogdan Mirica)
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki (Juho Kuosmanen)
Liebmann (Jules Herrmann)
Sand Storm (Elite Zexer)
Thirst (Svetla Tsotsorkova)

Best European Short Film
9 Days - From My Window in Aleppo (Issa Touma, Floor van der Meulen and Thomas Vroege)
90 Degrees North (Detsky Graffam)
Amalimbo (Juan Pablo Libossart)
Edmond (Nina Gantz)
The Fullness of Time (Manon Coubia)
The Goodbye (Clara Roquet)
Home (Daniel Mulloy)
I'm Not From Here (Maite Alberdi and Giedre Zickyte)
In the Distance (Florian Grolig)
Limbo (Konstantina Kotzamani)
A Man Returned (Mahdi Fleifel)
Shooting Star (Lyubo Yonchev)
Small Talk (Lisa Brooke Hansen and Even Hafnor)
The Wall (Samuel Lampaert)
We All Love the Seashore (Keina Espineira)