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European Awards 2006 nominees announced

EuropeanFilmAward.jpgThe European Film Awards nominees have been announced, and the ceremony this year will be held on the 2nd of December (a mere day before my birthday) in Warsaw...can I get an invite as a present?

There are some strong titles in this year, and a couple of good UK films which I'm pleased to see. I wonder if any of them will take away an award this year. You can see nominees for the main awards are listed over the page.

The complete list comes from the European Film Academy official site through Cinematical.

European Film:
Breakfast on Pluto
The Wind That Shakes The Barley (review)
Volver
The Road to Guantanamo (review)
Grbavica, Das Leben Der Anderen (The Lives of Others)

European Director:
Pedro Almodóvar for Volver)
Susanne Bier for Efter Brylluppet (After The Wedding)
Emanuele Crialese for Nuovomondo (Golden Door)
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck for Das Leben Der Anderen (The Lives of Others)
Ken Loach for The Wind That Shakes The Barley (review)
Michael Winterbottom & Mat Whitecross for The Road to Guantanamo (review)

European Actress:
Nathalie Baye in Le Petit Lieutenant
Penelope Cruz in Volver
Martina Gedeck in Das Leben Der Anderen (The Lives Of Others)
Sandra Hüller in Requiem
Mirjana Karanovic in Grbavica
Sarah Polley in La Vida Secreta De Las Palabras (The Secret Life Of Words)

European Actor:
Patrick Chesnais in Je Ne Suis Pas Là Pour Être Aimé (Not Here To Be Loved)
Jesper Christensen in Drabet (Manslaughter)
Mads Mikkelsen in Efter Brylluppet (After The Wedding)
Ulrich Mühe in Das Leben Der Anderen (The Lives Of Others)
Cillian Murphy in Breakfast On Pluto & The Wind That Shakes The Barley (review)
Silvio Orlando in Il Caimano (The Caiman)

European Cinematographer:
Barry Ackroyd for The Wind That Shakes The Barley (review)
José Luis Alcaine for Volver
Roman Osin for Pride And Prejudice
Timo Salminen for Laitakaupungin Valot (Lights In The Dusk)

European Screenwriter:
Pedro Almodóvar for Volver
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck for Das Leben Der Anderen (The Lives Of Others)
Paul Laverty for The Wind That Shakes The Barley (review)
Corneliu Porumboiu for A Fost Sau N-A Fost (12:08 East Of Bucharest)

The other categories that will be awarded on the night are:
European composer
European discovery
European film academy award for an artistic contribution
European film academy short film - prix uip
European film academy lifetime achievement award
European achievement in world cinema - prix screen international
European film academy critics award - prix fipresci
European film academy documentary - prix arte
The people's choice award for Best European Film

Any particular preferences yourself, or thoughts on who should win which?





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