John Rabe scoops Golden Lola
by Bénédicte Prot
27/04/2009 - On Friday evening, Berlin’s Radio Tower hosted the Lola German Film Awards ceremony. The prizes – worth a total of €2,845,000 – were rather evenly distributed among the different nominees.
Widely tipped for success, Florian Gallenberger’s John Rabe [trailer], about "China’s Schindler", was nominated in seven categories. It picked up the Golden Lola for Best Film as well as Best Actor (Ulrich Tukur), Best Production Design and Best Costume Design.
Özgür Yildirim’s Chiko [trailer] and Philipp Stölz’s North Face [trailer] each scooped two Lolas: Best Screenplay (Yildirim) and Best Editing went to the former and Best Cinematography and Best Sound to the latter.
Absent from the prize list, however, are certain titles nominated in several categories, including Jerichow [trailer, film focus], The Baader Meinhof Complex, Effi Briest [trailer] and Krabat [trailer].
Full list of prize-winners
Golden Lola for Best Film: John Rabe by Florian Gallenberger
Silver Lola for Best Film: A Year Ago In Winter by Caroline Link
Bronze Lola for Best Film: Cloud 9 by Andreas Dresen
Best Documentary: Nobody's Perfect by Niko von Glasow
Best Children’s Film: Nothing Else Matters by Julia von Heinz
Best Screenplay: Özgür Yildirim for Chiko
Best Director: Andreas Dresen for Cloud 9
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Ursula Werner in Cloud 9
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Ulrich Tukur in John Rabe
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Sophie Rois in The Architect
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Andreas Schmidt in Fleisch ist mein Gemüse
Best Cinematography: Kolja Brandt for North Face
Best Editing: Sebastian Thümler for Chiko
Best Production Design: Tu Ju Hua for John Rabe
Best Costume Design: Lisy Christl for John Rabe
Best Score: Niki Reiser for A Year Ago In Winter Best Sound: Christian Bischoff, Tschangis Chahrokh, Heinz Ebner and Guido Zettier for North Face
(Translated from French)