Toni Erdmann
Toni Erdmann

TONI ERDMANN, Maren Ade’s German hilarious father-daughter dramedy, leads nominations for the 29th European Film Awards, with five nominations, including film, directing and screenplay, as well as acting nominations for Sandra Hüller and Peter Simonischek.

It is followed Ken Loach’s social realist drama I, DANIEL BLAKE (UK) with four nominations, including nomination for film, Loach is recognized for directing, Paul Laverty for screenplay and Dave Johns as actor.

JULIETA and ELLE have garnered three nominations each. Pedro Almodovar’s Spanish drama about a mother searching for her long-lost daughter, JULIETA, is nominated for film and directing, as well as actresses Emma Suárez & Adriana Ugarte for their shared title role; Paul Verhoeven’s rape revenge comedy ELLE is nominated for film and directing, Isabelle Huppert received an acting nomination.

The remaining film nominated for European Film is Lenny Abrahamson’s British mother-son drama ROOM, screenwriter Emma Donoghue is also nominated.

Cristian Mungiu received two nominations as director and screenwriter for his Romanian drama GRADUATION. The remaining screenwriter nomination goes to Tomasz Wasilewski for UNITED STATES OF LOVE (Poland).

Acting nominations go to actresses Valeria Bruni Tedeschi in LIKE CRAZY and Trine Dyrholm in THE COMMUNE, as well as actors Javier Cámara in TRUMAN, Hugh Grant in FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS, Burghardt Klaußner in THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUER and Rolf Lassgård in A MAN CALLED OVE.

The documentary category includes 21 X NEW YORK (21 X Nowy Jork) by Piotr Stasik from Poland; A FAMILY AFFAIR by Tom Fassaert (the Netherlands, Belgium); FIRE AT SEA (Fuocoammare) by Gianfranco Rosi (Italy); MR. GAGA by Tomer Heyman (Israel, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands), S IS FOR STANLEY – 30 YEARS AT THE WHEEL FOR STANLEY KUBRICK (Trent’anni dietro al volante per Stanley Kubrick) by Alex Infascelli (Italy) and THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED by Pieter-Jan De Pue (Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany).

The more than 3,000 EFA Members will now vote for the winners who will be presented during the awards ceremony on December 10, in Wroclaw, European Capital of Culture 2016.

NOMINATIONS FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2016

EUROPEAN FILM 2016

ELLE
France / Germany
DIRECTED BY: Paul Verhoeven
WRITTEN BY: David Birke
PRODUCED BY: Saïd Ben Saïd & Michel Merkt

I, DANIEL BLAKE
UK / France
DIRECTED BY: Ken Loach
WRITTEN BY: Paul Laverty
PRODUCED BY: Rebecca O’Brien

JULIETA
Spain
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Pedro Almodóvar
PRODUCED BY: Agustín Almodóvar

ROOM
Ireland / Canada
DIRECTED BY: Lenny Abrahamson
WRITTEN BY: Emma Donoghue
PRODUCED BY: Ed Guiney & David Gross

TONI ERDMANN
Germany / Austria
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Maren Ade
PRODUCED BY: Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade & Michel Merkt

EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY 2016

21 X NEW YORK
21 X NOWY JORK
Poland
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Piotr Stasik
PRODUCED BY Agnieszka Wasiak

A FAMILY AFFAIR
the Netherlands / Belgium
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Tom Fassaert
PRODUCED BY Wout Conijn

FIRE AT SEA
FUOCOAMMARE
Italy / France
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Gianfranco Rosi
PRODUCED BY Donatella Palermo, Gianfranco Rosi, Serge Lalou, Camille Laemle, Roberto Cicutto, Paolo Del Brocco, Martine Saada & Olivier Pere

MR. GAGA
Israel / Sweden / Germany / the Netherlands
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Tomer Heymann
PRODUCED BY Barak Heymann

S IS FOR STANLEY – 30 YEARS AT THE WHEEL FOR STANLEY KUBRICK
TRENT’ANNI DIETRO AL VOLANTE PER STANLEY KUBRICK
Italy
DIRECTED BY: Alex Infascelli
WRITTEN BY: Alex Infascelli, Filippo Ulivieri & Vincenzo Scuccimarra
PRODUCED BY: Inti Carboni, Federica Paniccia, Alex Infascelli, Lorenzo Foschi & Davide Luchetti

THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED
Belgium / Ireland / the Netherlands / Germany
DIRECTED BY Pieter-Jan De Pue
WRITTEN BY Pieter-Jan De Pue & David Dusa
PRODUCED BY Bart Van Langendonck

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2016

Maren Ade for TONI ERDMANN
Pedro Almodóvar for JULIETA
Ken Loach for I, DANIEL BLAKE
Cristian Mungiu for GRADUATION
Paul Verhoeven for ELLE

EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2016

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi in LIKE CRAZY
Trine Dyrholm in THE COMMUNE
Sandra Hüller in TONI ERDMANN
Isabelle Huppert in ELLE
Emma Suárez & Adriana Ugarte in JULIETA

EUROPEAN ACTOR 2016

Javier Cámara in TRUMAN
Hugh Grant in FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
Dave Johns in I, DANIEL BLAKE
Burghart Klaußner in THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUER
Rolf Lassgård in A MAN CALLED OVE
Peter Simonischek in TONI ERDMANN

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2016

Maren Ade for TONI ERDMANN
Emma Donoghue for ROOM
Paul Laverty for I, DANIEL BLAKE
Cristian Mungiu for GRADUATION
Tomasz Wasilewski for UNITED STATES OF LOVE

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