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EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2017

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The Square tops European Film Awards nominations

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- Ruben Östlund's film is vying for five awards, while Ildiko Enyedi's On Body and Soul follows hot on its heels with four nominations

The Square tops European Film Awards nominations
The Square by Ruben Östlund

The European Film Academy (EFA) has announced the nominees for the European Film Awards at a ceremony held on Saturday at the 14th Seville European Film Festival. This year’s Palme d’Or winner, The Square [+see also:
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interview: Ruben Östlund
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]
 by Sweden’s Ruben Östlund, tops the list of candidates with five nominations, including Film, Director, Screenplay, and Actor for lead Claes Bang, as well as Comedy.

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It’s definitely a matter of big festival winners this year. Following closely behind The Square, the Golden Bear winner, Ildiko Enyedi’s On Body and Soul [+see also:
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interview: Ildiko Enyedi
interview: Ildiko Enyedi
film profile
]
, received four nominations: Film, Director and Screenplay, plus Actress for Alexandra Borbély. Two other films, also presented at Cannes this year, have received three nominations: Loveless [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 by Russia’s Andrey Zvyagintsev (Film, Director and Screenplay for Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin) and The Killing of a Sacred Deer [+see also:
film review
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film focus
interview: Yorgos Lanthimos
film profile
]
by Greece’s Yorgos Lanthimos (Director, Screenplay for Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou and Actor for Colin Farrell). The films by the most revered masters that could be found in the pre-selection - Aki Kaurismäki (The Other Side of Hope [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
Q&A: Aki Kaurismäki
film profile
]
), Michael Haneke (Happy End [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
Q&A: Michael Haneke
film profile
]
) and François Ozon (Frantz [+see also:
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trailer
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Q&A: François Ozon
film profile
]
) - have garnered two nominations each.

Without any surprises, the nominations have also left room for refreshing inclusions, such as Florence Pugh’s Actress nod for her turn in Lady Macbeth [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: William Oldroyd
film profile
]
 and Nahuel Pérez Biscayart’s Actor nod for his in BPM (Beats Per Minute) [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Arnaud Valois
interview: Robin Campillo
film profile
]
. In the meantime, some remarkable festival darlings are sadly missing from the final list (Western [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jonas Dornbach
interview: Valeska Grisebach
interview: Valeska Grisebach
film profile
]
, A Ciambra [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Jonas Carpignano
film profile
]
or The Nothing Factory [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Pedro Pinho
film profile
]
, for example).

As usual, the categories announced beforehand were European Comedy and European Animated Film (read news) and European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI (read news).

The awards ceremony will take place in Berlin on 9 December. Before that, the Academy will present the winners of the technical European Film Awards (in the categories of cinematography, editing, production design, costume design, composer and sound design).

Here is the complete list of nominees:

European Film
BPM (Beats Per Minute) [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Arnaud Valois
interview: Robin Campillo
film profile
]
 – Robin Campillo (France)
Loveless [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 – Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia/Belgium/Germany/France)
On Body and Soul [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ildiko Enyedi
interview: Ildiko Enyedi
film profile
]
 – Ildiko Enyedi (Hungary)
The Other Side of Hope [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Aki Kaurismäki
film profile
]
 – Aki Kaurismäki (Finland/Germany)
The Square [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ruben Östlund
film profile
]
 – Ruben Östlund (Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark)

European Documentary
Austerlitz [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
 – Sergei Loznitsa (Germany)
Communion [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
 – Anna Zamecka (Poland)
La Chana [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 – Lucija Stojevic (Iceland/Spain/US)
Stranger in Paradise [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
 – Guido Hendrikx (Netherlands)
The Good Postman [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
 – Tonislav Hristov (Finland/Bulgaria)

European Director
Ildiko Enyedi – On Body and Soul
Aki Kaurismäki – The Other Side of Hope
Ruben Östlund – The Square
Yorgos Lanthimos – The Killing of a Sacred Deer [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Yorgos Lanthimos
film profile
]
 (Ireland/UK/US)
Andrey Zvyagintsev – Loveless

European Actress
Paula Beer – Frantz [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: François Ozon
film profile
]
 (France/Germany)
Juliette Binoche – Bright Sunshine In [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(France)
Alexandra Borbély – On Body and Soul
Isabelle Huppert – Happy End [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Michael Haneke
film profile
]
(France/Germany/Austria)
Florence Pugh – Lady Macbeth [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: William Oldroyd
film profile
]
 (UK)

European Actor
Claes Bang – The Square
Colin Farrell – The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Josef Hader – Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe [+see also:
trailer
interview: Maria Schrader
film profile
]
 (Germany/Austria/France)
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart – BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Jean-Louis Trintignant – Happy End

European Screenplay
Ildiko Enyedi – On Body and Soul
Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou – The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev – Loveless
Ruben Östlund – The Square
François Ozon – Frantz

Categories already announced:

European Animated Feature Film (read news)
Ethel & Ernest [+see also:
trailer
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]
 – Roger Mainwood (UK/Luxembourg)
Louise by the Shore [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
 – Jean-François Laguionie (France/Canada)
Loving Vincent [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Dorota Kobiela
film profile
]
 – Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman (Poland/UK)
Zombillénium [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 – Arthur de Pins, Alexis Ducord (France/Belgium)

European Comedy (read news)
King of the Belgians [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jessica Woodworth, Peter Br…
film profile
]
 – Jessica Woodworth, Peter Brosens (Belgium/Netherlands/Bulgaria)
The Square – Ruben Östlund (Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark)
Vincent and the End of the World [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 – Christophe van Rompaey (Belgium/France)
Welcome to Germany [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 – Simon Verhoeven (Germany)

European Discovery - Prix FIPRESCI (read news)
Bloody Milk [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Hubert Charuel
film profile
]
 – Hubert Charuel (France)
Godless [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ralitza Petrova
film profile
]
 – Ralitza Petrova (Bulgaria/Denmark/France)
Lady Macbeth – William Oldroyd (UK)
Summer 1993 [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Carla Simón
film profile
]
 – Carla Simón (Spain)
The Eremites [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
 – Ronny Trocker (Germany/Austria)

People's Choice Award (read news)
A Monster Calls [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Juan Antonio Bayona
film profile
]
 - J.A. Bayona (Spain)
Bridget Jones's Baby [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Sharon Maguire (Ireland/UK/France/US)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
 - David Yates (UK/US)
Frantz - François Ozon (France/Germany)
Graduation [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Cristian Mungiu
interview: Cristian Mungiu
film profile
]
 - Cristian Mungiu (Romania/France/Belgium)
Like Crazy [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Paolo Virzì
film profile
]
 - Paolo Virzì (Italy/France)
The Commune [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Thomas Vinterberg
film profile
]
 - Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands)
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe – Maria Schrader (Germany/Austria/France)
The Other Side of Hope – Aki Kaurismäki (Finland/Germany)

European University Film Award (parallel prize)
Heartstone [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
film profile
]
– Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (Iceland/Denmark)
Home [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Fien Troch
film profile
]
 – Fien Troch (Belgium)
Loveless – Andrey Zvyaginstev
The Other Side of Hope – Aki Kaurismäki
The War Show [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Andreas Dalsgaard
film profile
]
 – Andreas Dalsgaard & Obaidah Zytoon (Denmark/Finland/Syria)

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