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European Film Award Winners Boost Foreign Oscar Contenders

European Film Award Winners Boost Foreign Oscar Contenders

Several late-breaking films that did not win love from the Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globes voters last week won big at the European Film Awards Saturday. Both “Youth” star Michael Caine and “45 Years”‘ Charlotte Rampling accepted Achievement Awards as well as winning Best Actor and Actress, respectively. Italian auteur Paolo Sorrentino collected Best Director for “Youth,” which also won Best European Film.

“It’s been 50 years and I have never won an award in Europe,” said two-time Oscar-winner Caine. “And I won two in one evening!” Paris-based Rampling, who also won the Silver Bear at Berlin for her role in “45 Years,” considers herself a European actress, she said, ever since she crossed the channel from England as a young woman.

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It’s possible that with this attention from Europe and the upcoming BAFTA awards, both films could move up in the Oscar race. Many Academy voters are European, after all.

Best European Film
“Youth”

Best European Actor
Michael Caine, “Youth”

Best European Actress
Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”

Best European Screenwriter
Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou, “The Lobster”

Best European Director
Paolo Sorrentino, “Youth”

Best European Comedy
“A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence”

Best European Documentary
“Amy”

European Achievement in World Cinema (Honorary Award)
Christoph Waltz

Fipresci Prize – Best European Discovery
“Mustang”

Best European Animated Feature
“Song of the Sea”

Best European Short
“Picnic”

Best European Cinematographer

Martin Gschlacht, “Goodnight Mommy”

Best European Editor
Jacek Drosio, “Body”

Best European Composer
Cat’s Eyes, “The Duke of Burgundy”

Best European Production Designer
Sylvie Olive, “The Brand New Testament”

Best European Costume Designer
Sarah Blenkinsop, “The Lobster”

Best European Sound Designer
Vasco Pimentel and Miguel Martins, “Arabian Nights”

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