Tue. Oct 20th, 2020

Youth, The Lobster and 45 Years Lead 2015 European Film Award Nominations

Youth, The Lobster and 45 Years Lead the 2015 European Film Award nominations


Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster lead the nominations for the European Film Awards today with 5 mentions including European Film, European Director and European Actor for Colin Farrell. The Cannes 2015 film has enjoyed quite a bit of critical success this week as it also did quite well with the BIFAs on Tuesday.

Another Cannes entry grabbed five nominations, Fox Searchlight‘s Youth. The film, which didn’t win anything at the Cannes Film Festival, has been sort of muted in terms of awards response recently but bounces back today with mentions in all of the top categories including Film, Director (Paolo Sorrentino), Actor (Michael Caine), Actress (Rachel Weisz) and Screenwriter (Sorrentino again).

Also in contention for the top prize are France’s Mustang, Iceland’s Rams (the country’s Oscar entry), Sweden’s A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (winner at Venice and the country’s Oscar entry) and Germany’s Victoria.

Speaking of Venice, winners there Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtney (45 Years) were also nominated here in Best European Actress and Actor, respectively.

Full List of Nominations for the European Film Awards 2015

Best European Film
“The Lobster”
“A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence”

Best European Director
Malgorzata Szumowska, “Body”
Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Lobster”
Nanni Moretti, “Mia Madre”
Roy Andersson, “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflection on Existence”
Sebastian Schipper, “Victoria”
Paolo Sorrentino, “Youth”

Best European Actor
Michael Caine, “Youth”
Tom Courtenay, “45 Years”
Colin Farrell, “The Lobster”
Christian Friedel, “13 Minutes”
Vincent Lindon, “The Measure of a Man”

Best European Actress
Margherita Buy, “Mia Madre”
Laia Costa, “Victoria”
Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”
Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”
Rachel Weisz, “Youth”

Best European Screenwriter
Radu Jude and Florin Lazarescu, “Aferim!”
Alex Garland, “Ex Machina”
Andrew Haigh, “45 Years”
Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou, “The Lobster”
Roy Andersson, “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflection on Existence”
Paolo Sorrentino, “Youth”

Best European Documentary
“Dancing with Maria”
“The Look of Silence”
“A Syrian Love Story”
“Toto and His Sisters”

Best European Animated Feature
“Shaun the Sheep Movie”
“Song of the Sea”

Best European Comedy
“The Belier Family”
“The Brand New Testament”
“A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence”

Fipresci Prize – Best European Discovery
“Goodnight Mommy”
“Slow West”
“Summers Downstairs”

Best European Short
“Field Study”
“Kung Fury”
“Our Body”
“The Runner”
“Smile, and the World Will Smile Back”
“Son of the Wolf”
“Symbolic Threats”
“This Place We Call Our Home”
“The Translator”

TECHNICAL WINNERS (previously announced)

Best European Cinematographer
Martin Gschlacht, “Goodnight Mommy”

Best European Editor
Jacek Drosio, “Body”

Best European Composer
Cat’s Eyes, “The Duke of Burgundy”

Best European Production Designer
Sylvie Olive, “The Brand New Testament”

Best European Costume Designer
Sarah Blenkinsop, “The Lobster”

Best European Sound Designer
Vasco Pimentel and Miguel Martins, “Arabian Nights”

The European Film Awards will take place in Berlin on December 12th.

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