The European Film Awards Announce Nominees

By Creative Media Times

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The nominees for the 32nd European Film has been unveiled today, with biographical crime-drama “The Traitor” leading with four nominations including Best European Film as well as nomination for its director Marco Bellocchio.

Also with four nominations are Roman Polanski’s “An Officer And A Spy” and Pedro Almodóvar’s “Pain and Glory.” All three films are vying for Best European Film of 2019 along with Les Miserables, System Cracher, and The Favorite.

Voted on by more than 3,600 members of the European Film Academy, the awards will be presented during an awards ceremony on Dec. 7 in Berlin.

The creation of the European Film Academy (EFA) was the initiative of a group of Europe’s finest filmmakers brought together on the occasion of the first European Film Awards Ceremony held in November 1988. EFA was finally founded in 1989 as the European Cinema Society by its first president Ingmar Bergman and 40 filmmakers to advance the interests of the European film industry. Wim

Best European Film of 2019
An Officer and a Spy, Roman Polanski
Les Miserables, Ladj Ly
Pain and Glory, Pedro Almodovar
System Crasher, Nora Fingscheidt
The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos
The Traitor, Marco Bellocchio

European Documentary
For Sama
Honeyland
Putin’s Witnesses
Selfie
The Disappearance of My Mother

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2019:

Pedro Almodóvar for PAIN AND GLORY
Marco Bellocchio for THE TRAITOR
Yorgos Lanthimos for THE FAVOURITE
Roman Polanski for AN OFFICER AND A SPY
Céline Sciamma for PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2019:

Olivia Colman in THE FAVOURITE
Trine Dyrholm in QUEEN OF HEARTS
Noémie Merlant & Adèle Haenel in PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
Viktoria Miroshnichenko in BEANPOLE
Helena Zengel in SYSTEM CRASHER

EUROPEAN ACTOR 2019:

Antonio Banderas in PAIN AND GLORY
Jean Dujardin in AN OFFICER AND A SPY
Pierfrancesco Favino in THE TRAITOR
Levan Gelbakhiani in AND THEN WE DANCED
Alexander Scheer in GUNDERMANN
Ingvar E. Sigurðsson in A WHITE, WHITE DAY

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2019:

Pedro Almodóvar for PAIN AND GLORY
Marco Bellocchio, Ludovica Rampoldi, Valia Santella & Francesco Piccolo for THE TRAITOR Robert Harris & Roman Polanski for AN OFFICER AND A SPY
Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini & Alexis Manenti for LES MISÉRABLES
Céline Sciamma for PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE