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Lola nominations: Run, Victoria, run!

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- The extraordinary one-take film that stunned audiences at Berlin dominates the nominations for the Lolas – the German Film Awards

Lola nominations: Run, Victoria, run!
Victoria by Sebastian Schipper

The German Film Academy has announced the nominees for the Lolas – the German Film Awards 2015, and a film with a Spanish name towers above the rest: Victoria [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Sebastian Schipper
film profile
]
by Sebastian Schipper, a remarkable, profoundly human and fast-paced 140-minute-long sequence shot that went home with a well-deserved Silver Bear for Best Cinematography at the most recent Berlin Film Festival (read the review). The movie is in the running in seven categories, including for the Lola for Best Film.

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Next up, also with seven nominations, but mainly in the technical categories in addition to the male acting categories, is Elser (13 Minutes) [+see also:
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by Oliver Hirschbiegel, the movie about the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler, which was also screened at Berlin this year (read the review); then we have Who Am I –  No System Is Safe [+see also:
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interview: Baran bo Odar
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]
by Baran bo Odar (six nominations) and Beloved Sisters [+see also:
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film focus
interview: Dominik Graf
film profile
]
by Dominik Graf, which was shown at the previous Berlinale (five nominations, read the review).

Jack [+see also:
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by Edward Berger (in competition at Berlin in 2014) and We Are Young, We Are Strong [+see also:
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by Burhan Qurbani, a title about the August 1992 xenophobic attack in Rostock, in the former GDR, which was in competition at the latest Rome Film Festival (read the review), both take some of the limelight with nominations in three categories, including Best Film. It is also interesting to point out the considerable presence of the Oscar- and BAFTA-winning documentary Citizenfour [+see also:
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by Laura Poitras, about the civic-minded whistleblower Edward Snowden.

On the other hand, several big names of German cinema on the international stage are keeping a surprisingly low profile in the list: Phoenix [+see also:
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making of
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interview: Christian Petzold
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]
by Christian Petzold owes its only two nominations to the performances by Nina Hoss and one of its supporting actresses; The Cut [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Fatih Akin
interview: Tahar Rahim
film profile
]
by Fatih Akin, the film starring Tahar Rahim that failed to win over audiences at the most recent Venice Film Festival, only features in a few of the technical categories; and As We Were Dreaming [+see also:
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Q&A: Andreas Dresen
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by Andreas Dresen, somewhat snubbed by the critics at the latest Berlin Film Festival (read the review), has only been recognised for its editing. 

The ceremony for the Lolas – German Film Awards will take place on 19 June. In the meantime, the films will be presented around Germany in order for audiences to submit their votes.

Complete list of nominees for the Lolas – German Film Awards 2015

Best Film
Labyrinth of Lies [+see also:
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making of
interview: Giulio Ricciarelli
interview: Giulio Ricciarelli
film profile
]
by Giulio Ricciarelli
Jack by Edward Berger
Victoria by Sebastian Schipper
Who Am I – No System Is Safe by Baran bo Odar
We Are Young, We Are Strong by Burhan Qurbani
Age of Cannibals [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Johannes Naber 

Best Director
Sebastian Schipper for Victoria
Johannes Naber for Age of Cannibals
Edward Berger for Jack
Dominik Graf for Beloved Sisters

Best Screenplay
Elisabeth Bartel and Giulio Ricciarelli for Labyrinth of Lies
Edward Berger and Nele Mueller-Stöfen for Jack
Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese for Who Am I – No System Is Safe
Stefan Weigl for Age of Cannibals
Ralf Westhoff for Wir sind die Neuen

Best Actress
Laia Costa in Victoria
Nina Hoss in Phoenix by Christian Petzold
Katharina Marie Schubert in Ein Geschenk der Götter

Best Actor
Christian Friedel in Elser (13 Minutes)
Hanno Koffler in Tough Love [+see also:
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]

Frederick Lau in Victoria

Best Supporting Actress
Meret Becker in Lûgen und andere Wahrheiten
Nina Kunzendorf in Phoenix
Claudia Messner in Beloved Sisters

Best Supporting Actor
Joel Basman in We Are Young, We Are Strong
Burghart Klaußner in Elser (13 Minutes)
Gert Voss in Labyrinth of Lies

Best Cinematography
Sturla Brandth Grøvlen for Victoria
Yoshi Heimrath for We Are Young, We Are Strong
Judith Kaufmann for Elser (13 Minutes)
Nikolaus Summerer for Who Am I – No System Is Safe

Best Editing
Mathilde Bonnefoy for Citizenfour
Sven Budelmann for Stereo [+see also:
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Alexander Dittner for Elser (13 Minutes)
Jörg Hauschild for As We Were Dreaming by Andreas Dresen
Robert Rzesacz for Who Am I – No System Is Safe

Best Production Design
Silke Buhr for Who Am I – No System Is Safe
Benedikt Herforth and Thomas Stammer for Elser (13 Minutes)
Claus Jürgen Pfeiffer for Beloved Sisters

Best Costumes
Katrin Aschendorf for The Cut
Barbara Grupp for Beloved Sisters
Bettina Marx for Elser (13 Minutes)

Best Make-up
Nannie Gebhardt-Seele and Tatjana Krauskopf for Beloved Sisters
Tatjana Krauskopf and Isabelle Neu for Elser (13 Minutes)
Waldemar Pokromski and Sabine Schumann for The Cut

Best Music
Nils Frahm for Victoria
Alexander Hacke for The Cut
Niki Reiser and Sebastian Pille for Labyrinth of Lies

Best Sound
Bernhard Joest-Däberitz and Florian Beck for Who Am I – No System Is Safe
Ansgar Frerich, Daniel Weis Frank Kruse, Matthias Lempert and Alexander Buck for Citizenfour
Magnus Pflüger, Fabian Schmidt and Matthias Lempert for Victoria

Best Documentary
Beyond Punishment by Hubertus Siegert
Citizenfour by Laura Poitras
Nowitzki, der perfekte Wurf by Sebastian Dehnhardt

Best Children’s Film
Quatsch [+see also:
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]
by Veit Helmer
Rico, Oscar und die Tieferschatten by Neele Leana Vollmar

(Translated from French)

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