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European Film Awards Led by ‘Toni Erdmann’

In a rebuke to the Cannes jury that snubbed German Oscar entry "Toni Erdmann," the EFAs awarded the film five prizes on Saturday.

Toni Erdmann

“Toni Erdmann”

The European Film Academy — more than 3,000 filmmakers across Europe – voted for this year’s European Film Awards. At the 29th EFAs ceremony on Saturday in Wroclaw, Poland, in a major rebuke to the Cannes competition jury that snubbed German director Maren Ade’s three-hour father-daughter comedy “Toni Erdmann,” her country’s foreign Oscar selection took home five top awards: Best European Film, Director, Screenplay, Actor, and Actress. The awards ceremony is hosted by different countries each year.

Three Scandinavian Oscar entries: “A Man Called Ove” (Sweden), “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki” (Finland), and “Land of Mine” (Denmark) won awards, along with Oscar submissions from Italy (documentary “Fire at Sea”) and Switzerland (animated film “My Life as a Zucchini”). Andrzej Wajda, whose film “Afterimage” is Poland’s official Oscar entry, won an honorary award.

The U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences members participating in the foreign-language voting (who have seen a required number of films) submit their final ballots on December 12. After that a special committee appointed by Oscar foreign czar Mark Johnson will add three to the six highest vote-getters to obtain a shortlist of nine. Then another select group will vote for the final five to be announced on nominations morning January 24.

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“My Life as a Zucchini”

Here’s the list of European Film Award winners:

EUROPEAN FILM 2016
TONI ERDMANN
Directed by : Maren Ade
Written by : Maren Ade
Produced by : Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade, Michel Merkt

EUROPEAN COMEDY 2016
A MAN CALLED OVE (En man som heter Ove)
Directed by : Hannes Holm
Written by : Hannes Holm
Produced by : Annica Bellander Rune, Nicklas Wikström Nicastro

EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2016 – Prix FIPRESCI
THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI (HYMYLIEVÄ MIES)
Directed by : Juho Kuosmanen
Written by : Mikko Myllylahti, Juho Kuosmanen
Produced by : Jussi Rantamäki

EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY 2016
FIRE AT SEA (FUOCOAMMARE)
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Gianfranco Rosi
PRODUCED BY Donatella Palermo, Gianfranco Rosi, Serge Lalou, Camille Laemle, Roberto Cicutto, Paolo Del Brocco, Martine Saada & Olivier Pere

EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2016
MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI (MA VIE DE COURGETTE)
Directed by : Claude Barras
Written by : Céline Sciamma
Produced by : Max Karli

EUROPEAN SHORT FILM 2016
9 DAYS – FROM MY WINDOW IN ALEPPO
Directed by : Thomas Vroege, Floor van der Meulen, Issa Touma
Written by : Issa Touma
Produced by : Jos de Putter

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2016
Maren Ade
for TONI ERDMANN

EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2016
Sandra Hüller
in TONI ERDMANN

EUROPEAN ACTOR 2016
Peter Simonischek
in TONI ERDMANN

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2016
Maren Ade
for TONI ERDMANN

EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHER 2016 – Prix CARLO DI PALMA
Camilla Hjelm Knudsen
for LAND OF MINE

EUROPEAN EDITOR 2016
Anne Østerud & Janus Billeskov Jansen
for THE COMMUNE

EUROPEAN PRODUCTION DESIGNER 2016
Alice Normington
for SUFFRAGETTE

EUROPEAN COSTUME DESIGNER 2016
Stefanie Bieker
for LAND OF MINE

EUROPEAN HAIR & MAKE-UP ARTIST 2016
Barbara Kreuzer
for LAND OF MINE

EUROPEAN COMPOSER 2016
Ilya Demutsky
for THE STUDENT

EUROPEAN SOUND DESIGNER 2016
Radosław Ochnio
for 11 MINUTES

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Jean-Claude Carrière

EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA
Pierce Brosnan

HONORARY AWARD
Andrzej Wajda

EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD 2016 – Prix EURIMAGES
Leontine Petit

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD 2016 for Best European Film
BODY / CIAŁO
DIRECTED BY: Małgorzata Szumowska
WRITTEN BY: Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert
PRODUCED BY: Jacek Drosio, Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert

Curzon Home Cinema has curated a European Film Awards Collection which features a selection of nominated films from the 2016 ceremony, as well as award-winners from 2015 and 2014. This collection will be live on Curzon Home Cinema from Wednesday, December 14, with films available to stream.

 

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