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05 December, 2010

The 23rd European Film Awards: The Winners


Well, for a change, I didn't go to the trouble of predicting the winners this year (which, considering the hash I made of it last year, is probably a very good thing) but there is no doubting, to my mind, that the right film won, across six major categories.

It only remains for us to congratulate Roman Polanski, whose quite excellent film The Ghost Writer (2010) did so very well, as may be seen below. The European Film Awards are increasingly becoming a good indicator for how the US Academy Awards may play out - we shall see.

Anyway, the more than 2,300 members of the European Film Academy (EFA), filmmakers from across Europe voted for this year's awards and, at the ceremony in Tallinn, European Capital of Culture 2011 on 4 December, the following awards were presented:

EUROPEAN FILM 2010
The Ghost Writer, France/Germany/UK
Directed by Roman Polanski
Written by Robert Harris and Roman Polanski
Produced by Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde and Roman Polanski

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2010
Roman Polanski for The Ghost Writer

EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2010
Sylvie Testud in Lourdes

EUROPEAN ACTOR 2010
Ewan McGregor in The Ghost Writer

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2010
Robert Harris and Roman Polanski for The Ghost Writer

CARLO DI PALMA EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHER AWARD 2010
Giora Bejach for Lebanon

EUROPEAN EDITOR 2010
Luc Barnier and Marion Monnier for Carlos

EUROPEAN PRODUCTION DESIGNER 2010
Albrecht Konrad for The Ghost Writer

EUROPEAN COMPOSER 2010
Alexandre Desplat for The Ghost Writer

EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2010- Prix FIPRESCI
Lebanon
Israel/Germany/France
Written and directed by Samuel Maoz
Produced by Moshe Edery, Leon Edery, David Silber, Uri Sabag, Einat Bickel, Benjamina Mirnik and Illan Girard

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY - Prix ARTE 2010
Nostalgia de la luz (Nostalgia for the Light), France/Germany/Chile
Directed by Patricio Guzmán

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2010
The Illusionist, by Sylvain Chomet

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY SHORT FILM 2010
Hanoi, Warszawa (Hanoi – Warsaw), Poland
by Katarzyna Klimkiewicz

EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD – Prix EURIMAGES 2010
Zeynep Özbatur Atakan, producer

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Bruno Ganz, actor

EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA 2010
Gabriel Yared, composer

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD for Best European Film 2010
Mr. Nobody
Written and directed by Jaco van Dormael
Produced by Philippe Godeau

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