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2022 European Film Awards Nominations Announced

This nominations for this year’s edition of the European Film Awards were announced this morning, and three films are taking a clear lead. The first of those titles would be Ruben Östlund‘s Triangle of Sadness, which won the prestigious Palme D’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Next on the list you can find Lukas Dhont‘s Close, which won the Grand Prix at the same festival at the beginning of this summer.

And last, but not least, Ali Abbasi‘s Holy Spider also has been nominated in four different categories, creating an interesting and competitive film for the ceremony that will take place on December 10th. The films which are major contenders for these awards are also considered as strong candidates for next year’s Academy Awards.

Although last year’s nominees for the European Film Awards weren’t similar to those selected by the Academy, previous years have demonstrated that these are clear indicators of where the awards season is headed. Films such as The Worst Person in the World and Belfast have received EFA nominations before landing nods at the Academy Awards.

You can find the full list of European Film Awards nominations below:

European Film
• ALCARRÀS directed by Carla Simón, produced by María Zamora, Stefan Schmitz, Tono
Folguera & Giovanni Pompili (Spain/ Italy)
• CLOSE directed by Lukas Dhont, produced by Michiel Dhont, Dirk Impens, Michel Saint-Jean,
Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Frans van Gestel & Jacques-Henri Bronckart (Belgium/
France/ Netherlands)
• CORSAGE directed by Marie Kreutzer, produced by Alexander Glehr, Johanna Scherz,
Bernard Michaux, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade & Jean-Christophe Reymond
(Austria/ Luxembourg/ Germany/ France)
• HOLY SPIDER directed by Ali Abbasi, produced by Sol Bondy & Jacob Jarek (Denmark/
Germany/ Sweden/ France)
• TRIANGLE OF SADNESS directed by Ruben Östlund, produced by Erik Hemmendorff &
Philippe Bober (Sweden/ Germany/ France/ United Kingdom)

European Documentary
• A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont (Denmark/ Sweden/
Finland/ Ukraine)
• GIRL GANG directed by Susanne Regina Meures (Switzerland)
• MARIUPOLIS 2 directed by Mantas Kvedaravičius (Lithuania/ France/ Germany)
• THE BALCONY MOVIE (FILM BALKONOWY) directed by Paweł Łoziński (Poland)
• THE MARCH ON ROME (MARCIA SU ROMA) directed by Mark Cousins (Italy)

European Director
• Lukas Dhont for CLOSE
• Marie Kreutzer for CORSAGE
• Jerzy Skolimowski for EO
• Ali Abbasi for HOLY SPIDER
• Alice Diop for SAINT OMER
• Ruben Östlund for TRIANGLE OF SADNESS

European Actress
• Vicky Krieps in CORSAGE
• Zar Amir Ebrahimi in HOLY SPIDER
• Léa Seydoux in ONE FINE MORNING
• Penélope Cruz in PARALLEL MOTHERS

European Actor
• Paul Mescal in AFTERSUN
• Eden Dambrine in CLOSE
• Elliott Crosset Hove in GODLAND
• Pierfrancesco Favino in NOSTALGIA

European Screenwriter
• Carla Simón & Arnau Vilaró for ALCARRÀS
• Kenneth Branagh for BELFAST
• Lukas Dhont & Angelo Tijssens for CLOSE
• Ali Abbasi & Afshin Kamran Bahrami for HOLY SPIDER
• Ruben Östlund for TRIANGLE OF SADNESS

European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI
• 107 MOTHERS (CENZORKA) directed by Peter Kerekes (Slovakia/ Czech Republic/ Ukraine)
• LOVE ACCORDING TO DALVA (DALVA) directed by Emmanuelle Nicot (Belgium/ France)
• OTHER PEOPLE (INNI LUDZIE) directed by Aleksandra Terpińska (Poland/ France)
• PAMFIR directed by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk (Ukraine/ France/ Poland/ Germany/ Chile)
• SMALL BODY (PICCOLO CORPO) directed by Laura Samani (Italy/ Slovenia/ France)
• SONNE directed by Kurdwin Ayub produced by Ulrich Seidl (Austria)

Source: THR


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