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EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2015

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Youth tops European Film Awards nominations

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- Paolo Sorrentino's film vies for five awards, while Yorgos Lanthimos' The Lobster and Roy Andersson's A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence follow hot on its heels with four nominations

Youth tops European Film Awards nominations
Youth by Paolo Sorrentino

The European Film Academy (EFA) has announced the nominees for the European Film Awards in a ceremony held at the Seville European Film Festival. Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino's Youth [+see also:
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interview: Paolo Sorrentino
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, the follow-up to his previous EFA winner The Great Beauty [+see also:
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interview: Paolo Sorrentino
festival scope
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]
, tops the list of candidates with no less than five nominations, including Best Film, Director and Screenplay, as well as two acting nominations for leads Rachel Weisz and Michael Caine.

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Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos' English-language debut The Lobster [+see also:
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Q&A: Yorgos Lanthimos
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follows closely behind it, with four nominations: Best Film, Director and Screenplay, as well as Best Actor for Colin Farrell. It is worth noting that the film has already won the Best Costume Designer Award, for the work of Sarah Blenkinsop. Last year's Golden Lion winner, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence [+see also:
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interview: Roy Andersson
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, by Swedish maestro Roy Andersson, has received four nominations as well (Best Film, Comedy, Director and Screenplay). Two other films have garnered three nominations: Sebastian Schipper's Victoria [+see also:
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interview: Sebastian Schipper
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(Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress for Laia Costa) and Andrew Haigh's 45 Years [+see also:
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Q&A: Andrew Haigh
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(Best Actress for Charlotte Rampling, Best Actor for Tom Courtenay and Best Screenplay).

This year's nominations included the Best Documentary category, which was usually announced beforehand, alongside the Best Animated Film category. Sean Mc Allister's A Syrian Love Story [+see also:
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, Asif Kapadia's Amy [+see also:
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, Ivan Gergolet's Dancing With Maria [+see also:
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interview: Ivan Gergolet
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]
, Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence [+see also:
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]
and Alexander Nanau's Toto and His Sisters [+see also:
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will duke it out. In the meantime, Jaco Van Dormael's The Brand New Testament [+see also:
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interview: Jaco van Dormael
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]
, Eric Lartigau's The Bélier Family [+see also:
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and Roy Andersson's multi-nominated film will go head to head in the Best Comedy category. The Academy also reminded those present of the winners of the technical European Film Awards (in the categories of cinematography, editing, production design, costume design, composer and sound design), which had been announced previously.

The awards ceremony will take place in Berlin on 12 December. Here is the complete list of nominees, and technical prize winners:

EUROPEAN FILM
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence [+see also:
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interview: Roy Andersson
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, Roy Andersson
Mustang [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
film profile
]
, Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Rams [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Grimur Hakonarson
film profile
]
, Grímur Hákonarson
The Lobster [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Yorgos Lanthimos
film profile
]
, Yorgos Lanthimos
Victoria [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Sebastian Schipper
film profile
]
, Sebastian Schipper
Youth [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Paolo Sorrentino
film profile
]
, Paolo Sorrentino

EUROPEAN COMEDY
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, Roy Andersson
The Bélier Family [+see also:
trailer
making of
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]
, Eric Lartigau
The Brand New Testament [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jaco van Dormael
film profile
]
, Jaco Van Dormael

EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY
A Syrian Love Story [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Sean McAllister
Amy [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Asif Kapadia
Dancing With Maria [+see also:
trailer
interview: Ivan Gergolet
film profile
]
, Ivan Gergolet
The Look of Silence [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Joshua Oppenheimer
Toto and His Sisters [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Alexander Nanau

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR
Roy Andersson, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Lobster
Nanni Moretti, My Mother [+see also:
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interview: Nanni Moretti
film profile
]

Sebastian Schipper, Victoria
Paolo Sorrentino, Youth
Malgorzata Szumowska, Body [+see also:
film review
trailer
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interview: Malgorzata Szumowska
interview: Malgorzata Szumowska
film profile
]

EUROPEAN ACTRESS
Margherita Buy, My Mother
Laia Costa, Victoria
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years [+see also:
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Q&A: Andrew Haigh
film profile
]

Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina [+see also:
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Rachel Weisz, Youth

EUROPEAN ACTOR
Michael Caine, Youth
Tom Courtenay, 45 Years
Colin Farrell, The Lobster
Christian Friedel, 13 Minutes [+see also:
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Vincent Lindon, The Measure of a Man [+see also:
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interview: Stéphane Brizé
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]

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER
Roy Andersson, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Alex Garland, Ex Machina
Andrew Haigh, 45 Years
Radu Jude & Florin Lazarescu, Aferim! [+see also:
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interview: Radu Jude
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]

Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthymis Filippou, The Lobster
Paolo Sorrentino, Youth

EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHER
Martin Gschlacht, Goodnight Mommy [+see also:
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interview: Severin Fiala and Veronika …
film profile
]

EUROPEAN EDITING
Jacek Droslo, Body

EUROPEAN PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Sylvie Olivé, The Brand New Testament

EUROPEAN COSTUME DESIGNER
Sarah Blenkinsop, The Lobster

EUROPEAN MUSIC COMPOSER
Cat's Eyes, The Duke of Burgundy [+see also:
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]

EUROPEAN SOUND DESIGNER
Vasco Pimentel and Miguel Martins, Arabian Nights [+see also:
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interview: Miguel Gomes
film profile
]
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EUROPEAN DISCOVERY – FIPRESCI PRIZE
Goodnight Mommy, Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala
Limbo [+see also:
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]
, Anna Sofie Hartmann
Mustang, Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Slow West [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: John Maclean
film profile
]
, John Maclean
Summer Downstairs [+see also:
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]
, Tom Sommerlatte

EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Adama [+see also:
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]
, Simon Rouby
Shaun The Sheep [+see also:
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]
, Richard Starzak & Mark Burton
Song of The Sea [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Tomm Moore
film profile
]
, Tomm Moore

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