Sunday, December 4, 2011

2011 European Film Awards Winners

Last night, the 24th annual European Film Awards were presented in a ceremony held in Berlin's spectacular Tempodrom am Anhalter Bahnhof.  Awards in 17 different categories were handed out in honor of the year's best examples of European cinema.

Leading the way with 3 wins including Best European Film was the controversial Danish director Lars von Triers apocalyptic Melancholia.  Also with 3 wins was The Kings Speech which took home the People's Choice Award, and Best Actor for Colin Firth's performance.  The other major award winners were Tilda Swinton for Best Actress in We Need To Talk About Kevin, and Susanne Bier for Best Director in In A Better World / Haevnen.

Read on for the full list of winners.

Best Film
Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany
Director: Lars Von Trier
Producer: Meta Louise Foldager, Louise Vesth
Best Director
Best Actor
Colin Firth
The King's Speech
Best Actress
Tilda Swinton
We Need To Talk About Kevin
Best Screenwriter
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
The Kid with a Bike / Le gamin au vélo
Carlo Di Palma Best Cinematographer
Manuel Alberto Claro 
Best Editor
Tariq Anwar
The King's Speech
Best Production Designer
Jette Lehmann
Best Composer
Ludovic Bource
The Artist
Best European Discovery - Prix FIPRESCI
Oxygen / Adem
Belgium, Netherlands
Director: Hans Van Nuffel
Producer: Dries Phlypo, Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem, Joost De Vries, Leotine Petit, Marleen Slot
Best Documentary - Prix Arte
Director: Wim Wenders
Producer: Gian-Piero Ringel, Wim Wenders
Best Animated Feature
Chico & Rita
Spain, Isle of Man
Director: Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, Tono Errando
Producer: Cristina Huete, Santi Errando, Micheal Rose, Martin Pope
Best Short Film
The Wholly Family
Director: Terry Gilliam
Producer: Gabriele Oricchio, Amy Gilliam
Best Co-Production - Prix Eurimages
Marila Besuievsky
Best Achievement in World Cinema
Mads Mikkelsen
Special Honorary Award
Michel Piccoli
People's Choice Award for Best European Film
The King's Speech
Director: Tom Hooper
Producer: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin


Bonjour Tristesse said...

Yeah I'd never heard of that one before, but with Terry Gilliam directing, I'm quite curious about it.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Yeah congratulations to Denmark they had a huge presence this year. 

I'm a huge Dardennes fan so yeah it was good to see them win something.  I missed that part of the show though because the internet stream wasn't working very well.

As for Tilda, she's impressed me in pretty much all of her recent work, so I can't wait to see that film.

d_4 said...

Three that I've got on the list and would really, really like too see. I'm also interested in this The Wholly Family. I like short films. I might take a quick peak into it if I get the time soon.

TimBowen said...

I REALLY want to see Meloncholia

movies and songs 365 said...

Denmark did really well I see. As a Scandinavian, I'm pleased to see that. Perhaps the awards will help rebuild Lars Von Trier's reputation after the scandal at Cannes 

The kid with a bike you loved also got an award which I'm sure you're happy about

I'm curious to see We Need To Talk About Kevin, even though I don't think Tilda Swinton is a great actress, maybe this is her moment to shine?

from Chris said...

I have been looking forward to seeing Melancholia and We Need To Talk About Kevin. Antichrist was really good and I hope Melancholia is the same.

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