By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 6, 2008 at 9:55AM
Matteo Garrone's "Gomorrah" swept the 2009 European Film Awards, taking home five trophies. Held in Copenhagen Saturday evening, the 21st edition of the awards saw Garrone's critically lauded Mafia pic take honors for best film, directing, screenwriting, cinematography and acting (for Toni Servillo, an award he earned jointly for "Il Divo"). Other winners included Kristin Scott Thomas, taking acting honors for "I've Loved You So Long," and Steve McQueen's "Hunger," which won the European Discovery Award.
indieWIRE will publish a dispatch from the awards ceremony this Monday afternoon.
At the 21st European Film Awards the following were honoured:
EUROPEAN FILM 2008 "Gomorrah" directed by Matteo Garrone written by Maurizio Bracci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni di Gregorio, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso & Roberto Saviano produced by Fandango, RAI Cinema
EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2008 Matteo Garrone for "Gomorrah"
EUROPEAN ACTOR 2008 Toni Servillo in "Gomorrah" and "Il Divo"
EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2008 Kristin Scott Thomas in "I've Loved You So Long"
EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2008 Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni di Gregorio, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso & Roberto Saviano for "Gomorrah"
CARLO DI PALMA EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHER AWARD 2008 Marco Onorato for "Gomorrah"
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY PRIX D'EXCELLENCE 2008 Magdalena Biedrzycka for costume design, "Katyn"
EUROPEAN COMPOSER 2008 Max Richter for "Waltz With Bashir"
EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2008 "Hunger" directed by Steve McQueen written by Enda Walsh & Steve McQueen
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY CRITICS' AWARD 2008 - Prix FIPRESCI Abdellatif Kechiche for "The Secret of the Grain"
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY 2008 - Pix "Arte Rene" by Helena Trestikova
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY SHORT FILM 2008 - Prix "Uip Frankie" by Darren Thornton
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Dame Judi Dench
EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA 2008 Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, Kristian Levring, Lars von Trier, and Thomas Vinterberg
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 2008 "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" directed by David Yates written by Michael Goldenberg