Lola nominations unveiled
by Julio Talavera Milla
19/03/2010 - The German Film Academy, which since its founding in 2003 has selected the nominees and winners of the Lola Awards, has unveiled the list of contenders for the 2010 edition.
There are no real surprises. Michael Hanneke’s The White Ribbon [trailer, film focus] (13 nominations), Hans-Christian Schmid’s Storm [trailer, film focus] (five nominations, LUX Prize 2009 finalist), Feo Aladag’s When We Leave [trailer, film focus] (six nominations, winner of the LUX Prize 2010) and Maren Ade’s Everyone Else [trailer, film focus] (three nominations) will all vie for Best Director, as well as for Best Feature alongside Fatih Akin’s Soul Kitchen [trailer] (two nominations) and Sherry Horman’s Desert Flower [trailer] (one nomination).
Competing for honours in the acting categories are Birgit Minichmayr, who picked up the Berlinale Silver Bear in 2009 for her role in Everyone Else, and Fabian Hinrichs, winner of the Max-Ophüls Award for Best Actor for Gravity [trailer].
The Lolas, or German Film Awards (Deutscher Filmpreiss), which are presented every year by the German Culture Ministry (BKM), have a prize budget of almost €3m. Over half of this will be spent on the Best Film category, with six nominees and three gold, silver and bronze awards.
Other categories include Best Children’s Film, Best Documentary, Best Leading Actor or Actress, Best Supporting Actor or Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Score, Best Editing, Best Set Design, Best Costume Design, Best Make-up and Best Sound, as well as the honorary prizes.
The awards ceremony will take place in Berlin on April 19.
(Translated from Spanish)