European Film Awards: ‘Cold War’ Scoops Top Prizes – Full List

Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
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A Best Picture winner for Ida in 2014, Pawel Pawlikowski has Cold War in contention this evening, with the overall lead on nominations. Cold War, Poland’s Oscar hopeful this year, previously won the EFA for European Editor (Jarosław Kamiński) and is also mentioned in the Film, Screenwriting, Actress and Actor categories tonight. The romance drama won the Best Director prize in Cannes, but was shockingly shut out from the recent Golden Globes roster for Best Foreign Language Film. Refresh for latest…: The 31st European Film Awards are taking place in Seville, Spain tonight.
Marcello Fonte, Dogman
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EUROPEAN SHORT FILM
PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD
The Years, dir: Sara Fgaier
EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2018
Call Me By Your Name, dir: Luca Guadagnino
They include Sweden’s wild Border from Ali Abbasi, Italy’s Dogman from Matteo Garrone and Belgium’s Girl by Lukas Dhont. Alice Rohrwacher's Cannes Screenplay winner, Happy As Lazzaro, is not an Oscar entry from Italy, but is also up for an EFA in the top category as well as for directing and screenwriting. Joining Cold War in the main race are a series of Oscar entries for the Best Foreign Language Film statue.
The European Film Academy has been somewhat predictive of the Foreign Language Oscar in recent years — when it comes to movies from the Continent (Ida, The Great Beauty, Amour). Last year’s winner was Ruben Ostlund’s The Square which went on to an Oscar nomination, but did not take the ultimate prize — Sebastian Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman, from Chile, did.
Cold War, dir: Pawel Pawlikowski
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Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
Bergman — A Year In A Life, dir: Jane Magnusson
We'll update the winners below as they happen tonight:
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The Death Of Stalin, dir: Armando Iannucci
Joanna Kulig, Cold War
Girl, dir: Lukas Dhont
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Another Day Of Life, dirs: Raul de la Fuente & Damian Nenow
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‘Joy’, ‘Girl’ & ‘What You Gonna Do When The World’s On Fire?’ Win At BFI London Film Festival

were among winners revealed tonight at the BFI London Film Festival. Joy, Girl and What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire?
For the first time this year, the winners were revealed in front of a public audience at Vue West End. Jury presidents were Lenny Abrahamson (Official Competition), Francis Lee (First Feature Competition), Simon Chinn (Documentary Competition) and Rungano Nyoni (Short Film Competition).
I applaud Sudabeh, Lukas, Roberto and Charlie for their boldly distinctive work and hope that our awards can help focus even more attention from UK and global audiences on their truly deserving films."” /> Tricia Tuttle, BFI London Film Festival Artistic Director said, "The 2018 LFF Awards nominations demonstrate the vibrancy of global filmmaking and I'm delighted for the winning filmmakers who have triumphed at the 62nd BFI London Film Festival. After much jury deliberation, our wonderful juries have selected four extraordinary films which encourage dialogue and understanding around issues of race, class, gender and sexuality.
In the same section, there was a Special Commendation for Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra's Birds Of Passage.
Charlie Lyne's short documentary Lasting Marks, which charts the story of sixteen men put on trial for sadomasochism in the dying days of Margaret Thatcher’s Britain, won the Short Film Award.
Winner of both the first ever Hearst Film Award 2018 for Best Female Direction and the 2018 Europa Cinemas Label at the 75th Venice International Film Festival, the drama tackles the vicious cycle of sex trafficking in modern Europe. It follows the life of Joy, a young Nigerian woman, who works the streets to pay off debts to her exploiter Madame, while supporting her family in Nigeria and hoping for a better life for her young daughter in Vienna. Sudabeh Mortezai's Joy took home the Best Film Award in the Official Competition.
The Venice debut follows a Louisiana community during the summer of 2017, in the aftermath of a string of brutal police shootings of black men that sent shockwaves throughout the country. Roberto Minervini's What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire? Lukas Dhont's Cannes hit Girl, about a transgender teenager who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer, won the Sutherland Award in the First Feature Competition. took home the Grierson Award in the Documentary Competition.