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Joy ottiene quattro importanti riconoscimenti agli Austrian Film Awards

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- Il dramma di Sudabeh Mortezai, che avrebbe dovuto essere candidato all'Oscar, ha trionfato nelle categorie di miglior film, miglior regista, migliore attrice protagonista e miglior sceneggiatura

Joy ottiene quattro importanti riconoscimenti agli Austrian Film Awards
I vincitore degli Austrian Film Awards 2020

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On 31 January, the Austrian film scene gathered at the Auditorium in Grafenegg, Lower Austria, for the handing out of the tenth Austrian Film Awards in 17 categories. The big winner of the evening was the sophomore picture by Austrian director Sudabeh Mortezai, snagging, amongst others, Best Feature Film and Best Director for herself. Her Joy [+leggi anche:
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shows the vicious cycle of human trafficking and sexual exploitation through the eyes of a Nigerian prostitute in Vienna.

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Mortezai had previously presented the movie at the 75th Venice International Film Festival, and it was chosen as the Austrian candidate for the Oscars. She couldn’t, however, compete due to the regulations, as her film is predominantly in English. Mortezai didn’t attend the awards ceremony owing to poor health, but her award was accepted by producers Oliver Neumann and Sabine Moser. The movie was further honoured with the Awards for Best Leading Actress, for Joy Anwulika Aphonsus, and Best Screenplay.

Following close behind was Jessica Hausner’s heavily favoured Little Joe [+leggi anche:
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, winning three awards. It walked off with Best Make-up, Best Film Editing and Best Production Design. Marie Kreutzer’s The Ground Beneath My Feet [+leggi anche:
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only managed to cash in on one of its nominations by winning Best Supporting Actress for Pia Hierzegger.

Further gongs went to Tobias Moretti as Best Leading Actor for Gipsy Queen [+leggi anche:
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and Josef Hader as Best Supporting Actor in Nevrland [+leggi anche:
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. The Award for Best Documentary resulted in a tie between Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s Earth [+leggi anche:
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and Ulli Gladik’s Inland. An additional new award that was handed out for the first time this year, Viewers’ Choice, was presented to the comedy Love Machine [+leggi anche:
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by Andreas Schmied. The winner of this prize is judged on the highest number of ticket sales in Austria.

Finally, Josef Aichholzer, film producer and co-founder of the Film Academy in Vienna, received an Honorary Award for his accomplishments for the academy.

Here is the full list of award winners:

Best Feature Film
Joy [+leggi anche:
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– Sudabeh Mortezai

Best Documentary (ex aequo)
Earth [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
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– Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Inland – Ulli Gladik

Best Short Film
Freigang - Martin Winter (Austria/Germany)

Best Director
Sudabeh Mortezai - Joy

Best Leading Actress
Joy Anwulika Alphonsus - Joy

Best Leading Actor
Tobias Moretti - Gipsy Queen [+leggi anche:
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(Germany/Austria)

Best Supporting Actress
Pia Hierzegger – The Ground Beneath My Feet [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Marie Kreutzer
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Best Supporting Actor
Josef Hader - Nevrland [+leggi anche:
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Best Screenplay
Sudabeh Mortezai - Joy

Best Cinematography
Jo Molitoris - Nevrland

Best Costume Design
Christine Ludwig – How I Taught Myself to Be a Child [+leggi anche:
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(Austria/Germany)

Best Make-up
Heiko Schmidt - Little Joe [+leggi anche:
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(Austria/UK/Germany)

Best Score
Wolfgang Mitterer – The Children of the Dead [+leggi anche:
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Best Film Editing
Karina Ressler - Little Joe

Best Production Design
Katharina Wöppermann - Little Joe

Best Sound Editing
Gregor Kienel (original sound), Thomas Pötz, Rudolf Gottsberger (sound design) and Thomas Pötz (mixing) - Nevrland

Viewers’ Choice
Love Machine [+leggi anche:
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- Andreas Schmied (Austria)

Honorary Award
Josef Aichholzer - Chairman of the Austrian Film Academy, 2009-2019

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