The European Film Awards were presented Saturday night in Warsaw, Poland with Pedro Almodovar's "Volver" from Spain and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's "The Lives of Others" from Germany dominating the awards. Each won three of the prizes selected by the 1,700 European Film Academy members, while Almodovar's "Volver" additionally won the event's People's Choice prize. Both films are Sony Pictures Classics releases in the United States.
The list of winners:
European Film 2006
Das Leben Der Anderen (The Lives Of Others); Germany Directed by Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck Produced by Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion/Bayerischer Rundfunk/Arte/Creado Film
European Director 2006
Pedro Almodovar for "Volver"
European Actress 2006
Penelope Cruz in "Volver"
European Actor 2006
Ulrich Muehe in "Das Leben Der Anderen" (The Lives Of Others)
European Cinematographer 2006
Barry Ackroyd for "The Wind That Shakes The Barley"
European Screenwriter 2006
Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck for "Das Leben Der Anderen" (The Lives Of Others)
European Composer 2006
Alberto Iglesias for "Volver"
European Discovery 2006
"13 Tzameti" by Gela Babluani, France/Georgia
European Film Academy Short Film 2006 - Prix UIP
"Before Dawn" - Prix UIP Tampere
by Balint Kenyeres Hungary 2005, 13 min, fiction, colour
European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award
RECIPIENT: Roman Polanski
European Achievement In World Cinema 2006 - Prix Screen International
RECIPIENT: Jeremy Thomas
European Film Academy Documentary 2006 - Prix ARTE
RECIPIENT: Die Grosse Stille" (Into Great Silence) by Philip Groening, Germany
European Film Academy Critics Award 2006 - Prix Fipresci
Les Amants Reguliers by Philippe Garrel, France
The People's Choice Award 2006 for Best European Film
Volver by Pedro Almodovar, Spain