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by Peter Knegt
December 7, 2013 3:58 PM
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'The Great Beauty' Leads European Film Award Winners

Toni Servillo in 'The Great Beauty'

Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty" led the 26th European Film Awards, taking prizes for best film, best director, best actor and best editing. The continent's equivalent of the Oscars, the awards also saw big wins for "The Broken Circle Breakdown," "In The House" and "Love Is All You Need." Big Cannes winner "Blue Is The Warmest Color," meanwhile, was shut out entirely.

Complete list of winners:

European Film

European Director

Paolo Sorrentino for LA GRANDE BELLEZZA (The Great Beauty)

European Actress

European Actor
Toni Servillo in LA GRANDE BELLEZZA (The Great Beauty)

European Screenwriter
François Ozon for DANS LA MAISON (In the House)

European Comedy
Love Is All You Need, Susanne Bier, Denmark

European Discovery - Prix FIPRESCI
Oh Boy!, Jan Ole Gerster, Germany

European Animated Feature Film

The Congress, Ari Folman, Israel, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, France and Belgium

European Documentary
The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark, Norway and UK

European Short Film
Dood Van Een Schaduw (Death of a Shadow), Tom Van Avermaet, Belgium and France, 20'

Carlo di Palma European Cinematographer Award
Asaf Sudry for Lemale et Ha'Halal (Fill The Void), Israel

European Editor
Cristiano Travaglioli for La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty), Italy and France

European Production Designer
Sarah Greenwood for Anna Karenina, UK

European Composer
Ennio Morricone for The Best Offer, Italy

European Costume Designer
Paco Delgado for Blancanieves, Spain and France

European Sound Designer
Matz Müller and Erik Mischijew for Paradies: Glaube (Paradise: Faith), Austria, Germany and Fran


  • Lisa Nesselson | December 8, 2013 6:40 AMReply

    Having just attended the European Film Awards for the first time, I'd like to say that one of best things about the entire enterprise is that there is no campaigning. Maybe the voting members of the European Aademy have dutifuly seen all the contenders and maybe they haven't but at least they have not been bombarded by lobbying and "awards strategy."

  • Cristiano | December 7, 2013 9:38 PMReply

    Can The Great Beauty be nominated for big Oscar categories? Picture? Director? Actor? Original Screenplay? Cinematography?

  • dennis | December 7, 2013 10:27 PM

    Yes, it can be nominated in any category. It's relatively rare for a foreign-language film to be nominated in the regular (as opposed to Foreign) Best Picture category, but it's happened.

  • Tom | December 7, 2013 4:34 PMReply

    Wim Wenders gave a moving tribute to Catherine Deneuve.

  • Genadijus | December 7, 2013 4:27 PMReply

    What about chances for Toni Servillo to be nominated for Bafta award? Bafta likes European movies and it happens quite often when they nominate European actors.

  • Kanerva Cederström | December 9, 2013 11:41 PM

    Isn't Bafta an European institution?! ....

  • Mexicano | December 8, 2013 2:48 PM

    Even when BAFTA support European Actors more than Oscar, they sometimes try to predict the soooo American Oscar. Last year they nominated Ben Affleck over Jean-Louis Tringtinian. Amour did not receive major Baftas, except for Emmanuelle Riva. Best Actress bafta was the best decision made by the British Academy becuase American Academy awarded JLaw over Emmanuelle (¡!) and Oscars did not even nominated Marion Cotillard in Rust and Boone. However, Emannuelle Riva bafta was an exception.

  • Mathis | December 8, 2013 12:34 AM

    Pretty slim chance, the Bafta best leading actor category has been shamelessly trying to predict the Oscar nominees the past few years, and they even nominated Ben Affleck for Argo last year. Yes they like to nominate European actors, but mainly British or English speaking Europeans.
    I love Toni Servillo in the Great Beauty, it might be my favorite performance of the year, but his method of acting maybe too subtle for many award voters.