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Sieranevada nabs the main awards at the Gopos

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- In spite of being nominated for nine prizes, Cristian Mungiu’s Cannes-awarded Graduation received no national trophies

Sieranevada nabs the main awards at the Gopos
Director Cristi Puiu with one of his Gopo Awards

After representing Romania at the Oscars, Cristi Puiu’s Sieranevada [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Cristi Puiu
film profile
]
has won the most important awards at the Gopo gala, hosted last night by the National Theatre in Bucharest. The Mandragora production won Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Leading Actress (Dana Dogaru) and Best Supporting Actress (Ana Ciontea).

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Another big winner during the evening was Bogdan Mirică’s Dogs [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Bogdan Mirica
film profile
]
, which snagged six trophies, including Best First Feature and Best Leading Actor (Gheorghe Visu). 

Probably the biggest objector to the gala, Cristian Mungiu, finally succeeded in getting his message across to the almost 500 film professionals voting for the Gopos, as none of the nine nominations received by Graduation [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Cristian Mungiu
interview: Cristian Mungiu
film profile
]
was converted into an award, despite the fact that Mungiu’s feature received the Best Director Award at Cannes last year. 

Here is the full list of winners:

Best Film
Sieranevada [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Cristi Puiu
film profile
]
- Cristi Puiu

Best Director
Cristi Puiu - Sieranevada

Best Screenplay
Cristi Puiu - Sieranevada

Best Lead Actress
Dana Dogaru - Sieranevada

Best Lead Actor
Gheorghe Visu - Dogs [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Bogdan Mirica
film profile
]

Best Supporting Actress
Ada Ciontea - Sieranevada

Best Supporting Actor
Vlad Ivanov - Dogs

Best New Hope
Producer Anamaria Antoci - Illegitimate [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Adrian Sitaru
film profile
]

Best Cinematography (ex aequo)
Andrei Butică – Dogs
Marius Panduru – Scarred Hearts [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Radu Jude
film profile
]

Best Editing
Letiţia Ştefănescu, Ciprian Cimpoi - Sieranevada

Best Sound
Sam Cohen, Sebastian Zselmye, Herve Buirette - Dogs

Best Score
Codrin Lazăr, Sorin Romanescu - Dogs

Best Art Direction
Cristian Niculescu - Scarred Hearts

Best Costumes
Dana Păpăruz - Scarred Hearts

Best Make-up and Hairstyling
Bianca Boeroiu, Domnica Bodogan - Scarred Hearts 

Best First Feature
Dogs - Bogdan Mirică

Best Documentary
A Mere Breath [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
- Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan

Best European Film
Son of Saul [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: László Nemes
interview: László Rajk
film profile
]
- Laszlo Nemes (Hungary)

Best Short
4:15 PM the End of the World - Cătălin Rotaru, Gabi Virginia Şarga

Audience Award
#Selfie 69 [+see also:
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film profile
]
- Cristina Iacob (the biggest number of admissions in 2016)
Two Lottery Tickets [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Paul Negoescu
film profile
]
- Paul Negoescu (the biggest earnings in 2016)

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