Monday, November 10, 2008

European Film Awards 2008 - Nominees

From the European Film Academy:
EUROPEAN FILM 2008

IL DIVO, Italy
written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino

ENTRE LES MURS (The Class), France
directed by Laurent Cantet
written by Laurent Cantet, François Begaudeau & Robin Campillo after the novel of François Begaudeau

GOMORRA (Gomorrah), Italy
directed by Matteo Garrone
written by Maurizio Bracci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni di Gregorio, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso & Roberto Saviano

HAPPY-GO-LUCKY, UK
written and directed by Mike Leigh

EL ORFANATO (The Orphanage), Spain
directed by Juan Antonio Bayona
written by Sergio G. Sánchez

WALTZ WITH BASHIR, Israel/France/Germany
written and directed by Ari Folman

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2008
Laurent Cantet for ENTRE LES MURS (The Class)
Andreas Dresen for WOLKE 9 (Cloud 9)
Ari Folman for WALTZ WITH BASHIR
Matteo Garrone for GOMORRA (Gomorrah)
Steve McQueen for HUNGER
Paolo Sorrentino for IL DIVO

EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2008
Hiam Abbass in LEMON TREE
Arta Dobroshi in LE SILENCE DE LORNA (Lorna’s Silence)
Sally Hawkins in HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
Belen Rueda in EL ORFANATO (The Orphanage)
Kristin Scott Thomas in IL Y A LONGTEMPS QUE JE T’AIME (I’ve Loved You So Long)
Ursula Werner in WOLKE 9 (Cloud 9)

EUROPEAN ACTOR 2008
Michael Fassbender in HUNGER
Thure Lindhardt & Mads Mikkelsen in FLAMMEN & CITRONEN (Flame & Citron)
James McAvoy in ATONEMENT
Toni Servillo in GOMORRA (Gomorrah) and IL DIVO
Jürgen Vogel in DIE WELLE (The Wave)
Elmar Wepper in KIRSCHBLÜTEN - HANAMI (Cherry Blossoms)

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2008
Suha Arraf & Eran Riklis for LEMON TREE
Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni di Gregorio, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso & Roberto Saviano for GOMORRA (Gomorrah)
Ari Folman for WALTZ WITH BASHIR
Paolo Sorrentino for IL DIVO
The winners will be presented during the Awards Ceremony on 6 December in Copenhagen.

1 comment:

maxine said...

Interesting, though the only one I have seen is Happy Go Lucky - kind of a total opposite to Gomorra, which Norman has seen. I saw HGL on a plane at 2 a.m. as part of a series of 5 films one after the other, so perhaps not the best viewing experience. I thought it was quite good but much more of an old-style "play for today" on the TV than a full feature film. The main character was a bit irritating, but there were nice little observational touches among the minor characters.