Xaver, the storm that’s been battering northern Europe with hurricane-force winds for days now, has finally passed through Berlin, allowing the European Film Academy to present its 26th round of European Film Awards on a relatively peaceful and quiet Saturday evening. The winners of 2013:
Paolo Sorrentino’s La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty, Italy and France).
Also nominated: Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves (Spain and France), Jan Ole Gerster’s Oh Boy! (Germany), Felix van Groeningen’s The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium), Adellatif Kechiche’s La Vie d’Adèle: Chapitres 1 & 2 (Blue is the Warmest Color, France), and Giuseppe Tornatore’s The Best Offer (Italy).
Susanne Bier’s Den skaldede frisør (Love Is All You Need, Denmark).
Also nominated: Pedro Almodóvar’s Los Amantes Pasajeros (I’m So Excited, Spain), Vinko Brešan’s Svecenikova Djeca (The Priest’s Children, Croatia and Serbia), and Riccardo Milani’s Benvenuto Presidente! (Welcome Mr. President!, Italy).
Paolo Sorrentino for La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty).
Also nominated: Pablo Berger for Blancanieves, Abdellatif Kechiche for La Vie d’Adèle: Chapitres 1 & 2 (Blue is the Warmest Color), François Ozon for Dans La Maison (In the House), Giuseppe Tornatore for The Best Offer, and Felix van Groeningen for The Broken Circle Breakdown.
Veerle Baetens in The Broken Circle Breakdown.
Also nominated: Luminita Gheorghiu in Pozitia Copilului (Child’s Pose), Kiera Knightley in Anna Karenina, Barbara Sukowa in Hannah Arendt, and Naomi Watts in Lo Imposible (The Impossible).
Toni Servillo in La Grande Belleza (The Great Beauty).
Also nominated: Jude Law in Anna Karenina, Johan Heldenbergh in The Broken Circle Breakdown, Fabrice Luchini in Dans La Maison (In the House), and Tom Schilling in Oh Boy!
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Jan Ole Gerster’s Oh Boy! (Germany).
Also nominated: Neus Ballús’s La Plaga (The Plague, Spain), Valeria Golino’s Miele (Honey, Italy and France), Mikael Marcimain’s Call Girl (Sweden, Norway, Ireland, and Finland), and Gabriela Pichler’s Äta sova dö (Eat Sleep Die, Sweden).
EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Ari Folman’s The Congress (Israel, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, France, and Belgium).
Also nominated: Enzo d’Aiò’s Pinocchio (Italy, Luxembourg, France, and Belgium) and Alain Ughetto’s Jasmine (France).
Joshua Oppenheimer‘s The Act of Killing (Denmark, Norway, and UK).
Also nominated: Kaveh Bakhtiari’s L’Escale (Stop-Over, Switzerland and France) and Rithy Panh’s L’Image Manquante (The Missing Picture, France and Cambodia).
François Ozon for Dans la Maison (In the House).
Also nominated: Tom Stoppard for Anna Karenina, Paolo Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello for The Great Beauty, Guiseppe Tornatore for The Best Offer, and Felix van Groeningen and Carl Joos for The Broken Circle Breakdown.
Asaf Sudry for Fill the Void.
Cristiano Travaglioli for The Great Beauty.
EUROPEAN PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Sarah Greenwood for Anna Karenina.
EUROPEAN COSTUME DESIGNER
Paco Delgado for Blancanieves.
Ennio Morricone for The Best Offer.
EUROPEAN SOUND DESIGNER
Matz Muller and Erik Mischijew for Paradise: Faith.
EUROPEAN SHORT FILM
Tom Van Avermaet’s Dood Van Een Schaduw (Death of a Shadow, Belgium and France, 20′, Valladolid nominee).
Also nominated: Cathy Brady’s Morning (UK and Ireland, 21′, Cork nominee), Miguel Fonseca’s As Ondas (The Waves, Portugal, 22′, Ghent nominee), Christoph Girardet and Matthias Müller’s Cut (Germany, 12′, Vila do Conde nominee), Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s Skok (Jump, Bulgaria, 30′, Clermont-Ferrand nominee), Omar Robert Hamilton’s Though I Know The River Is Dry (Egypt, Palestine and UK, 20′, Rotterdam nominee), Hu Wei’s La Lampe au Beurre de Yak (Butter Lamp, France and China, 15′, Drama nominee), Chema García Ibarra’s Misterio (Mystery, Spain, 12′, Berlin nominee), Jochen Kuhn’s Sonntag 3 (Sunday 3, Germany, 14′, Tampere nominee), Sergei Loznitsa’s Letter (Russia, 20′, documentary, Krakow nominee), Sergio Oksman’s A Story for the Modlins (Spain, 26′, documentary, Sarajevo nominee), Bülent Öztürk’s Houses with Small Windows (Belgium, 15′, Venice nominee), Christina Picchi’s Zima (Russia, 12′, documentary, Locarno nominee), Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s Yaderni Wydhody (Nuclear Waste, Ukraine, 25′, Grimstad nominee), and Jamie Stone’s Orbit Ever After (UK, 20′, Bristol nominee).
PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOR EUROPEAN FILM
Ruben Alves’s The Gilded Cage.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED WINNERS
Carlo di Palma European Cinematographer Award: Asaf Sudry for Lemale et Ha’Halal (Fill the Void, Israel).
European Editor: Cristiano Travaglioli for La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty, Italy and France).
European Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood for Anna Karenina (UK).
European Composer: Ennio Morricone for The Best Offer (Italy).
European Costume Designer: Paco Delgado for Blancanieves (Spain and France).
European Sound Designer: Matz Müller and Erik Mischijew for Paradies: Glaube (Paradise: Faith, Austria, Germany, and France).
Lifetime Achievement Award: Catherine Deneuve.
European Achievement in World Cinema: Pedro Almodóvar.
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