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‘The Favourite’ Dominates on the European Film Awards

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Eleven months after receiving 10 Academy Award nominations, Yorgos Lanthimos’ black comedy “The Favourite” dominated the European Film Awards on Saturday night time in Berlin, profitable 4 awards together with the highest honor, European Film.

Although the movie was launched within the U.S. in 2018, it was eligible for the EFA as a result of it was launched in January 2019 within the U.Okay.

Lanthimos additionally received the very best director award, and his movie about intrigue within the court docket of Queen Anne was named the yr’s greatest European comedy. Olivia Colman was named greatest actress for the function that received her an Oscar in February.

Best-actor honors went to Antonio Banderas for Pedro Almodovar’s “Pain and Glory.”

Ladj Ly’s “Les Miserables” received the European Discovery award, “For Sama” was named the very best European documentary and “Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles,” an animated Spanish movie about director Luis Buñuel taking pictures his 1933 movie “Land Without Bread,” received the award for animated function.

Celine Sciamma received the screenwriting award for “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.”

Honorary awards went to actress Juliette Binoche and director Werner Herzog.

Going into the ceremony, Roman Polanski’s “An Officer and a Spy” was tied for the lead in nominations, 4, with “Pain and Glory,” “The Favourite” and Marco Bellocchio’s “The Traitor.” The Polanski movie didn’t win in any class.

Also on the ceremony, which was stuffed with playfully surreal skits, the European Film Academy introduced that it was becoming a member of with the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and the International Film Festival Rotterdam to create the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk, a company “aimed at supporting filmmakers facing political persecution for their work.”

Over the final 10 years, seven European Film Award winners have gone on to obtain Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film, and three of these — “Amour” in 2012, “The Great Beauty” in 2013 and “Ida” in 2014 — have received the Oscar. “Amour” is one in all three EFA winners to be nominated for Best Picture on the Oscars, together with “The Full Monty” in 1997 and “Life Is Beautiful” in 1998, however none have received in that class.

The winners:

European Film: “The Favourite”
European Comedy: “The Favourite”
European Discovery: “Les Miserables”
European Documentary: “For Sama”
European Animated Feature Film: “Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles”
European Director: Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”
European Actress: Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
European Actor: Antonio Banderas, “Pain and Glory”
European Screenwriter: Celine Sciamma, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
European Short Film: “The Christmas Gift,” Bogdan Muresanu
European Achievement in Fiction Series: “Babylon Berlin,” Achim von Borries, Henk Handloegten and Tom Tykwer
Eurimages Coproduction Award: Ankica Juric
People’s Choice Award: “Cold War,” Pawel Pawlikowski
European Achievement in World Cinema: Juliette Binoche
EFA Lifetime Achievement Award
: Werner Herzog

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