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‘Amour’ Leads European Film Award Nominations; ‘Rust and Bone’ Snubbed

'Amour' Leads European Film Award Nominations; 'Rust and Bone' Snubbed

Michael Haneke’s “Amour” led the nominations of the 25th European Film Awards, taking six including best film, best director and acting nods for both Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant.

Other major nominees included Steve McQueen’s “Shame,” Christian Petzold’s “Barbara,” Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano’s “Intouchables,” Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Hunt” and Paolo & Vittorio Taviani’s “Caesar Must Die.”

Each of those films will compete against “Amour” in the best film category, which snubbed Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia,” Tomas Alfredson’s “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” Roman Polanski’s “Carnage,” and Cristian Mungiu’s “Beyond The Hills.”

Each of those films found nominations elsewhere, though notable snubs entirely included Miguel Gomes’ “Tabu” and Jacques Audiard’s “Rust and Bone.” The latter’s lead actress Marion Cotillard is probably the most shocking snub of all, losing out to Emilie Dequenne in “Our Children” and Kate Winslet in “Carnage.” And while Leo Carax’s “Holy Motors” is also absent, it actually wasn’t eligible as it did not make the EFA’s selection list.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Malta on December 1.

The nominees are:

EUROPEAN FILM 2012:
AMOUR (Love)
Austria/France/Germany, 127 min
Written & directed by Michael Haneke
Produced by Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka & Michael Katz

BARBARA
Germany, 105 min
Written & directed by Christian Petzold  
Produced by Florian Koerner von Gustorf & Michael Weber

CESARE DEVE MORIRE (Caesar Must Die)
Italy, 76 min
Directed by Paolo & Vittorio Taviani
Written by Paolo & Vittorio Taviani, in collaboration with Fabio Cavalli
Produced by Grazia Volpi

INTOUCHABLES (Untouchable)
France, 108 min
Written & directed by Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano
Produced by Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou & Laurent Zeitoun

JAGTEN (The Hunt)
Denmark, 111 min
Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
Written by Thomas Vinterberg & Tobias Lindholm
Produced by Morten Kaufmann & Sisse Graum Jørgensen

SHAME
UK, 96 min
Directed by Steve McQueen
Written by Steve McQueen & Abi Morgan
Produced by Iain Canning & Emile Sherman

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2012:
Nuri Bilge Ceylan for BİR ZAMANLAR ANADOLU’DA (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia)
Michael Haneke for AMOUR (Love)
Steve McQueen for SHAME
Paolo & Vittorio Taviani for CESARE DEVE MORIRE (Caesar Must Die)
Thomas Vinterberg for JAGTEN (The Hunt)
 
EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2012:
Emilie Dequenne in A PERDRE LA RAISON (Our Children)
Nina Hoss in BARBARA
Emmanuelle Riva in AMOUR (Love)
Margarethe Tiesel in PARADIES: LIEBE (Paradise: Love)
Kate Winslet in CARNAGE
 
EUROPEAN ACTOR 2012:
François Cluzet & Omar Sy in INTOUCHABLES (Untouchable)
Michael Fassbender in SHAME
Mads Mikkelsen in JAGTEN (The Hunt)
Gary Oldman in TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
Jean-Louis Trintignant in AMOUR (Love)

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2012:
Michael Haneke for AMOUR (Love)
Tobias Lindholm & Thomas Vinterberg for JAGTEN (The Hunt)
Cristian Mungiu for DUPĂ DEALURI (Beyond the Hills)
Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano for INTOUCHABLES (Untouchable)
Roman Polanski & Yasmina Reza for CARNAGE

CARLO DI PALMA EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHER AWARD 2012:
Sean Bobbitt for SHAME
Bruno Delbonnel for FAUST
Darius Khondji for AMOUR (Love)
Gökhan Tiryaki for BİR ZAMANLAR ANADOLU’DA (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia)
Hoyte Van Hoytema for TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

EUROPEAN EDITOR 2012:
Janus Billeskov Jansen & Anne Østerud for JAGTEN (The Hunt)
Roberto Perpignani for CESARE DEVE MORIRE (Caesar Must Die)
Joe Walker for SHAME

EUROPEAN PRODUCTION DESIGNER 2012:
Maria Djurkovic for TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
Niels Sejer for EN KONGELIG AFFÆRE (A Royal Affair)
Elena Zhukova for FAUST

EUROPEAN COMPOSER 2012:
Cyrille Aufort & Gabriel Yared for EN KONGELIG AFFÆRE (A Royal Affair)
François Couturier for IO SONO LI (Shun Li and the Poet)
George Fenton for THE ANGELS’ SHARE
Alberto Iglesias for TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

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Comments

Brian fantana

Rust and Bone wasn't "snubbed" – it isn't a very good movie – definitely Audiard's weakest film Ina long time

Angry guy

WTF! Cotillard deserved that nomination ! I say bullshit to the fucking Intouchables which is a movie that made more than $80 millions just in Germany !

Genadijus

I have a feeling that votes will split between Riva and Cotillard during the Oscars voting. I really dissappointed regarding Marion. She definitely created the best performance by female this year so far.

Felipe

These awards are foolish. These awards are german so you can understand why so love to Haneke (who worked many times in Germany) and why so many nominations to boring Barbara.
These EFA of 2012 are the worst of all time. Rust and Bone should been nominated but I hope the Oscar has better taste than EFA. Marion Cotillard must be nominated and win her second Oscar.

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