The Father, Titane and Quo Vadis, Aida? lead European film awards nominations

There is a three-way tie for the most nominations at the annual European film awards, with Titane, Quo Vadis, Aida? and The Father each scoring four.

All three films have already achieved a high profile on the festival and awards circuit. Titane, a body-horror thriller written and directed by Julia Ducournau, won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, making Ducournau only the second female director after Jane Campion to take the honour. She is nominated here for best director, with her two leads Agathe Rousselle and Vincent Lindon up for the acting categories.

Quo Vadis, Aida?, a drama set during the Srebrenica massacre in 1995 and described as “almost unbearably brutal and shocking” by the Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw, was previously nominated for the Oscar for best international feature and the Bafta for best film not in the English language. Its writer-director Jasmila Žbanić is now up for the EFA for best director and best screenwriter, while the film’s lead Jasna Đuričić is nominated for best actress.

そして The Father, which won a best actor Oscar for Anthony Hopkins as well as best adapted screenplay for Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton, has scored nominations in similar categories here: best actor for Hopkins, best director for Zeller, and best screenwriter for Zeller and Hampton, as well as best film.

Other films to pick up multiple nominations include The Hand of God, Paolo Sorrentino’s well-received rumination on his own childhood, Finnish-Russian romance Compartment No 6, directed by Juho Kuosmanen, and Berlin’s Golden Bear winner Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, which receives two nominations for its writer-director Radu Jude.

The winners will be announced on 11 December at a ceremony in Berlin.

Best film
Compartment No 6
Quo Vadis, Aida?
The Father
The Hand of God

Best comedy
The Morning After
The People Upstairs

Best documentary
Babi Yar. Context
Mr Bachmann and His Class
Taming the Garden
The Most Beautiful Boy in the World

Best animated feature
Even Mice Belong In Heaven
The Ape Star
Where Is Anne Frank

Best director
Julia Ducornau, Titane
Radu Jude, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
Paolo Sorrentino, The Hand of God
Jasmila Žbanić, Quo Vadis, Aida?
Florian Zeller, The Father

Best actress
Jasna Đuričić, Quo Vadis, Aida?
Seidi Haarla, Compartment No 6
キャリー・マリガン, Promising Young Woman
Renate Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World
Agathe Rousselle, Titane

Best actor
Yuriy Borisov, Compartment No 6
アンソニーホプキンス, The Father
Vincent Lindon, Titane
Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian
Franz Rogowski, Great Freedom

Best screenwriter
Radu Jude, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
Paolo Sorrentino, The Hand of God
Joachim Trier and Eskil Vogt, The Worst Person in the World
Jasmila Žbanić, Quo Vadis, Aida?
Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton, The Father




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