European Film Awards Nominations include ‘Ida,’ Lars von Trier, and more [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 3 years ago
European Film Awards Nominations include ‘Ida,’ Lars von Trier, and more [WATCH VIDEO]
Mayahuel de plata a Agnés Vardá, en el marco de las actividades del Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara en su edición 25. 18 de Marzo, 2010. Guadalajara, México. © Cortesía FICG25 / Oscar Delgado./Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara

To honor brilliance in European cinematic accomplishments, the European Film Awards are presented annually since 1988 by the European Film Academy. The 27th European Film Awards will be held on Dec. 13, 2014 in Riga, Latvia. They are restricted to European cinema and European producers, directors, and actors. The 27th European Film Awards will be streamed live on Read on for further details.

The statuettes are handed out in ten categories. The most important category is the Film of the year. Turkey’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner “Winter Sleep,” from Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Russian foreign-language Oscar nominee “Leviathan,” from Andrei Zvyagintsev and Lars von Trier's “Nymphomaniac Director’s Cut,”are among the five nominees for the best European film honor at this year's European Film Awards.

The winners will be selected by more than 2,500 members of the European Film Academy. British director Steve McQueen will be presented with the European Achievement in World Cinema Award. Filmmaker Agnès Varda will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. All nominations were announced on 8 November 2014 at the Seville European Film Festival in Spain.

Berlin hosts the European Film Awards every other year while other European cities get the chance in between. Click HERE to see the entire list of nominees and announced winners below.

European Film
"Force Majeure"
"Nymphomaniac Director's Cut — Volume I & II"
"Winter Sleep"

European Comedy
"Carmina & Amen"
"Le Week-End"
"The Mafia Only Kills in the Summer"

European Director
Nuri Bilge Ceylan ("Winter Sleep")
Steven Knight ("Locke")
Ruben Ostlund ("Force Majeure")
Pawel Pawlikowski ("Ida")
Paulo Virizi ("Human Capital")
Andrey Zvyagintsev ("Leviathan")

European Actor
Brendan Gleeson ("Calvary")
Tom Hardy ("Locke")
Alexey Serebryakov ("Leviathan")
Stellan Skarsgård ("Nymphomaniac Director's Cut — Volume I & II")
Timothy Spall ("Mr. Turner")

European Actress
Marian Alvarez ("Wounded")
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ("Human Capital")
Marion Cotillard ("Two Days, One Night"
Charlotte Gainsbourg ("Nymphomaniac Director's Cut — Volume I & II")
Agata Kulesza ("Ida")
Agata Trzebuchowska ("Ida")

European Screenwriter
Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan ("Winter Sleep")
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne ("Two Days, One Night")
Steven Knight ("Locke")
Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev ("Leviathan")
Pawel Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz ("Ida")

Lifetime Achievement Award
Agnes Varda

European Achievement in World Cinema
Steve McQueen

And that’s it for MNG’s European Film Awards nominations 2014 update. For more details coming up about the award ceremony including, host, performances, controversies and fashion reviews, stay tuned here at  Movie News Guide (MNG).

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Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/ Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara


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