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EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2018

Cold War tops European Film Awards nominations

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- Pawel Pawlikowski's film is vying for five awards, while Border, Dogman and Happy as Lazzaro follow hot on its heels with four nominations

Cold War tops European Film Awards nominations
Cold War by Pawel Pawlikowski

The European Film Academy (EFA) announced the nominees for the European Film Awards at a ceremony held on Saturday at the 15th Seville European Film Festival. After having triumphed in 2014 with Ida [+see also:
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interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
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]
, Poland’s Pawel Pawlikowski once again tops the list of candidates with five nominations for his new film, Cold War [+see also:
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Q&A: Pawel Pawlikowski
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, including Best Film, Director, Screenplay, Actor for Tomasz Kot and Actress for Joanna Kulig.

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Following closely behind Cold War, which won the Best Director Award at the latest Cannes Film Festival, three films have received four nominations: Ali Abbasi’s Border [+see also:
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interview: Ali Abbasi
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]
(Best Film, Director, Screenplay and Actress for Eva Melander), Matteo Garrone’s Dogman [+see also:
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interview: Matteo Garrone
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]
(Best Film, Director, Screenplay and Actor for Marcello Fonte) and Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro [+see also:
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interview: Alice Rohrwacher
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]
 (Best Film, Director, Screenplay and Actress for Alba Rohrwacher). The biggest surprises came from the Cannes hit Girl [+see also:
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interview: Lukas Dhont
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]
, which has managed to get a nomination for Best Film, and Samuel Maoz, who has garnered a nomination for Best Director for Foxtrot [+see also:
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interview: Samuel Maoz
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]
.

As usual, the categories announced beforehand were European Comedy and European Animated Film (read news), European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI (read news) and People’s Choice Award (read news).

The awards ceremony will take place for the very first time in Seville on 15 December. Before that, the Academy will present the winners of the technical European Film Awards (in the categories of cinematography, editing, production design, costume design, composer and sound design).

Here is the complete list of nominees:

European Film
Border [+see also:
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interview: Ali Abbasi
film profile
]
– Ali Abbasi (Sweden/Denmark)
Cold War [+see also:
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Q&A: Pawel Pawlikowski
film profile
]
 – Pawel Pawlikowski (Poland/UK/France)
Dogman [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Matteo Garrone
film profile
]
– Matteo Garrone (Italy/France)
Girl [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lukas Dhont
film profile
]
– Lukas Dhont (Belgium/Netherlands)
Happy as Lazzaro [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Alice Rohrwacher
film profile
]
– Alice Rohrwacher (Italy/Switzerland/France/Germany)

European Documentary
A Woman Captured [+see also:
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- Bernadett Tuza-Ritter (Hungary/Germany)
Bergman: A Year in a Life [+see also:
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interview: Jane Magnusson
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]
- Jane Magnusson (Sweden)
Of Fathers and Sons [+see also:
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]
- Talal Derki (Germany/Syria/Lebanon)
The Distant Barking of Dogs [+see also:
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]
- Simon Lereng Wilmont (Denmark/Sweden/Finland)
The Silence of Others [+see also:
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interview: Almudena Carracedo, Esther …
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]
- Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar (US/Spain)

European Director
Ali Abbasi – Border
Matteo Garrone – Dogman
Samuel Maoz - Foxtrot [+see also:
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interview: Samuel Maoz
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]
(Israel/Switzerland/Germany/France)
Pawel Pawlikowski - Cold War
Alice Rohrwacher - Happy as Lazzaro

European Actress
Marie Bäumer - 3 Days in Quiberon [+see also:
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interview: Emily Atef
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]
 (Germany/Austria/France)
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir - Woman at War [+see also:
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interview: Benedikt Erlingsson
interview: Benedikt Erlingsson
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]
(Iceland/France/Ukraine)
Joanna Kulig - Cold War
Bárbara Lennie - Petra [+see also:
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interview: Jaime Rosales
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]
 (Spain/France/Denmark)
Eva Melander - Border
Alba Rohrwacher - Happy as Lazzaro

European Actor
Jakob Cedergren - The Guilty [+see also:
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interview: Gustav Möller
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]
 (Denmark)
Rupert Everett - The Happy Prince [+see also:
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]
 (Germany/Belgium/United Kingdom/Italy)
Marcello Fonte - Dogman
Sverrir Gudnason - Borg/McEnroe [+see also:
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(Sweden/Denmark/Finland/Czech Republic)
Tomasz Kot - Cold War
Victor Polster - Girl

European Screenplay
Ali Abbasi, Isabella Eklöf & John Ajvide Lindqvist – Border
Matteo Garrone - Dogman
Gustav Möller & Emil Nygaard Albertsen - The Guilty
Pawel Pawlikowski - Cold War
Alice Rohrwacher - Happy as Lazzaro

Categories already announced:

European Comedy (read news)
C'est la vie! [+see also:
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 - Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache (France)
Diamantino [+see also:
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interview: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Sc…
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]
 - Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt (Portugal/France/Brazil)
The Death of Stalin [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
 - Armando Iannucci (UK/France)

European Animated Feature Film (read news)
Another Day of Life [+see also:
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interview: Raul de la Fuente
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]
 - Raul de la Fuente & Damian Nenow (Poland/Spain/Belgium/Germany/Hungary)
Early Man [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
 - Nick Park (UK)
The Breadwinner [+see also:
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]
 - Nora Twomey (Ireland/Canada/Luxembourg)
White Fang [+see also:
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film profile
]
 - Alexandre Espigares (France/Luxembourg)

European Discovery - Prix FIPRESCI (read news)
Girl - Lukas Dhont
One Day [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Zsófia Szilágyi
film profile
]
 - Zsófia Szilágyi (Hungary)
Scary Mother [+see also:
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interview: Ana Urushadze
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]
 - Ana Urushadze (Georgia/Estonia)
The Guilty - Gustav Möller
Those Who Are Fine [+see also:
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film profile
]
 - Cyril Schäublin (Switzerland)
Touch Me Not [+see also:
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interview: Adina Pintilie
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]
 - Adina Pintilie (Romania/Germany/Czech Republic/Bulgaria/France)

People's Choice Award (read news)
Borg/McEnroe - Janus Metz
C'est la vie - Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano (France)
Call Me by Your Name [+see also:
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Q&A: Luca Guadagnino
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]
 - Luca Guadagnino (Italy/France/US/Brazil)
Dunkirk [+see also:
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]
 - Christopher Nolan (United Kingdom/Netherlands/France/United States)
Darkest Hour [+see also:
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]
 - Joe Wright (UK)
In the Fade [+see also:
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interview: Fatih Akin
film profile
]
 - Fatih Akin (Germany)
The Death of Stalin - Armando Ianucci
Valerian [+see also:
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film profile
]
 - Luc Besson (France)
Victoria & Abdul [+see also:
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film profile
]
 - Stephen Frears (UK)

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