European Film Awards Name Winners in Berlin

Posted by Brian Brooks on 12.7.2013


Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty.

Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty won the top prize at the European Film Awards Saturday night in Berlin. The Cannes premiere, about a once celebrated writer who traverses Rome's nightlife and beautiful people, also took Best Director and Best Actor for Toni Servillo. The Great Beauty is Italy's entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar consideration.

In other prizes, European Comedy, meanwhile went to Susanne Bier's Love Is All You Need, while Jan Ole Gerster's Oh Boy took the European Discovery award. New Directors/New Films feature The Act of Killing took the best documentary award.

[Related: Paolo Sorrentino Talks Roman Decadence in 'The Great Beauty']

Over 2,900 members of the European Film Academy - filmmakers from across Europe - voted for this year’s European Film Awards.

The winners follow with information provided by the organization:

EUROPEAN FILM
LA GRANDE BELLEZZA (THE GREAT BEAUTY)

Italy/France , 140 min

DIRECTED BY: Paolo Sorrentino

WRITTEN BY: Paolo Sorrentino & Umberto Contarello

PRODUCED BY: Nicola Giuliano & Francesca Cima

EUROPEAN COMEDY
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED

Denmark, 111 min

DIRECTED BY: Susanne Bier

WRITTEN BY: Anders Thomas Jensen & Susanne Bier

PRODUCED BY: Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Vibeke Windeløv

EUROPEAN DISCOVERY – Prix FIPRESCI
OH BOY
Germany, 83 min

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Jan Ole Gerster

PRODUCED BY: Marcos Kantis & Alexander Wadouh

EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY
THE ACT OF KILLING

Denmark/Norway/UK, 159 min

DIRECTED BY: Joshua Oppenheimer

PRODUCED BY: Signe Byrge Sørensen

EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
THE CONGRESS

Israel/Germany/Poland/Luxembourg/France/Belgium, 120 min

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Ari Folman

ANIMATION: Yoni Goodman 

EUROPEAN SHORT FILM
DOOD VAN EEN SCHADUW
DEATH OF A SHADOW

directed by Tom Van Avermaet

Belgium/France 2012, 20 min, fiction 

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR
Paolo Sorrentino for LA GRANDE BELLEZZA (THE GREAT BEAUTY)

EUROPEAN ACTRESS
Veerle Baetens in THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN                                                                                                                                           

EUROPEAN ACTOR
Toni Servillo in LA GRANDE BELLEZZA (THE GREAT BEAUTY)

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER
François Ozon for DANS LA MAISON (IN THE HOUSE)

EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHER – Prix CARLO DI PALMA

Asaf Sudry
for LEMALE ET HA’HALAL
FILL THE VOID

Israel

EUROPEAN EDITOR

Cristiano Travaglioli
for LA GRANDE BELLEZZA (
THE GREAT BEAUTY)

Italy/France

EUROPEAN PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Sarah Greenwood
for ANNA KARENINA
UK

EUROPEAN COSTUME DESIGNER

Paco Delgado
for BLANCANIEVES

Spain/France

EUROPEAN COMPOSER

Ennio Morricone
for THE BEST OFFER

Italy

EUROPEAN SOUND DESIGNER

Matz Müller & Erik Mischijew
for PARADIES: GLAUBE
PARADISE: FAITH

Austria/Germany/France

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Catherine Deneuve

EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA

Pedro Almodóvar

EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD– Prix EURIMAGES

Ada Solomon

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD for Best European Film

THE GILDED CAGE directed by Ruben Alves 

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