The Father, Titanium and Quo Vadis, Aida? at the top of the nominations for the European Cinema Awards | Movies


There is a tie at three for the most nominations for the annual European cinema awards, with Titane, Quo Vadis, Aida? and the father each scoring four.

All three films have already reached a high level on the festival and award circuit. Titanium, a body horror thriller written and directed by Julia Ducournau, won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, making Ducournau the second director after Jane Campion to win the honor. She is nominated here for best director, with her two protagonists Agathe Rousselle and Vincent Lindon competing for the actor 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, has already been nominated for the Oscar for Best International Feature Film and the Bafta for the best film outside the English Language. Its writer-director Jasmila Žbanić is now nominated for the EFA for Best Director and Best Screenwriter, while the film’s star, Jasna Đuričić, is nominated for Best Actress.

And the Father, who won the Oscar for Best Actor for Anthony Hopkins as well as Best Adapted Screenplay for Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton, landed nominations here in similar categories: Best Actor for Hopkins, Best Director for Zeller and Best screenwriter for Zeller and Hampton, as well as best film.

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

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

Complete list of nominations

Best film
Compartment n ° 6
Quo Vadis, Aïda?
The father
God’s hand

Best comedy
The next morning
People upstairs

Best Documentary
Babi Yar. The context
To flee
Mr. Bachmann and his class
Tame the garden
The most beautiful boy in the world

Best animated film
Even mice belong to heaven
To flee
The monkey star
Where is Anne Frank
Wolf walkers

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

Best actress
Jasna Đuričić, Quo Vadis, Aïda?
Seidi Haarla, compartment n ° 6
Carey Mulligan, a promising young woman
Renate Reinsve, the worst person in the world
Agathe Rousselle, Titanium

Best actor
Yuriy Borisov, compartment n ° 6
Anthony Hopkins, the father
Vincent Lindon, Titanium
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, Aïda?
Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton, The Father


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