Sunday, December 11, 2011

European Film Awards - Winners

Clearly feeling gloomier than the Americans this year, the European Film Academy choose Melancholia over The Artist as the Best European Film of 2011. In a reverse-Cannes move, they also select Tilda Swinton over Kirsten Dunst for Best Actress.

Best European Film

Best European Director
Susan Bier - Haeven (In a Better World)

Best European Actress
Tilda Swinton - We Need to Talk About Kevin

Best European Actor
Colin Firth - The King's Speech

Best European Screenwriter
Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne - Le Gamin au Velo (The Kid with a Bike)

Best European Cinematographer
Manuel Alberto Carlo - Melancholia

Best European Editor
Tariq Anwar - The King's Speech (really?!)

Best European Production Designer
Jette Lehmann - Melancholia

Best European Composer
Ludovic Bource - The Artist

European Discovery
Adem (Oxygen) by Hans van Nuffel (Belgium / The Netherlands)

Best European Documentary
Wim Wenders - Pina

Best European Animated Feature
Chico & Rita

Best European Short Film
The Wholly Family

European Achievement in World Cinema
Mads Mikkelson (Denmark)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Stephen Frears (UK)

People's Choice Award
The King's Speech