Joy ottiene quattro importanti riconoscimenti agli Austrian Film Awards
- 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
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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:
intervista: Sudabeh Mortezai
scheda film] shows the vicious cycle of human trafficking and sexual exploitation through the eyes of a Nigerian prostitute in Vienna.
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:
intervista: Jessica Hausner
scheda film], 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:
intervista: Marie Kreutzer
scheda film] 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:
intervista: Hüseyin Tabak e Alina Serban
scheda film] and Josef Hader as Best Supporting Actor in Nevrland [+leggi anche:
scheda film]. The Award for Best Documentary resulted in a tie between Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s Earth [+leggi anche:
intervista: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
scheda film] 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:
scheda film] 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 Short Film
Freigang - Martin Winter (Austria/Germany)
Sudabeh Mortezai - Joy
Best Leading Actress
Joy Anwulika Alphonsus - Joy
Sudabeh Mortezai - Joy
Jo Molitoris - Nevrland
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
Josef Aichholzer - Chairman of the Austrian Film Academy, 2009-2019
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