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Gopos announce nominated films

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Gopos announce nominated films

George Bogdan Apetri's Outbound [+see also:
trailer
interview: Ana Ularu
film profile
]
became the most nominated Romanian film of 2011 at the Gopos, the Romanian film industry awards, with 12 nominations, but Apetri's film did not beat the record-breaking 13 nominations received by Florin Serban's If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ada Condeescu
film profile
]
last year.

Outbound will vie for Best Film along with Cristi Puiu's Aurora [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Clara Voda
film profile
]
, Anca Damian's animated documentary Crulic – The Path to Beyond [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Anca Damian
film profile
]
, Adrian Sitaru's Best Intentions [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
and Catalin Mitulescu's Loverboy [+see also:
trailer
interview: Ada Condeescu
film profile
]
.

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Puiu has three chances to receive an award - he is nominated for Best Director, Best Actor and Best Screenplay for his Aurora, which received a total of ten nominations. Sitaru, Mitulescu and Apetri are the other directors who could beat Puiu to the prize.

As for acting awards, Cristi Puiu, Bogdan Dumitrache (Best Intentions) and Vlad Ivanov (Principles of Life) [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Constantin Popescu
film profile
]
) have the chance to win an award, along with Ada Condeescu (Loverboy), Ana Ularu (interview - Outbound) and Natasa Raab (Best Intentions).

After Outbound and Aurora the most nominated films are Loverboy (nine nominations), Best Intentions (eight), followed by Alexandru Maftei's Hello! How Are You? [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alexandru Maftei
film profile
]
and Sinisa Dragin's If the Seed Doesn't die [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
, both with five nominations.

One of the winners is already known: the Audience Award will go to The Godmother, a comedy produced by MediaPro Pictures that became the most popular domestic film of 2011, with 26,765 admissions.

Four hundred voting filmmakers, critics and journalists will decide the other winners, to be announced during a gala event on March 26.

A record-breaking 98 features, documentaries and short films were produced or co-produced in Romania last year. All were considered for this edition of the Gopo Awards.

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