Monday, November 10, 2008

2008 European Film Academy Awards Nominations

Recently the Academy announced the nominations for this year awards and here they are for the main categories.

European Film
Il Divo, Paolo Sorrentino, Italy
Entre Les Murs (The Class), Laurent Cantet, France
Gomorra (Gomorrah), Matteo Garrone, Italy
Happy-Go Lucky, Mike Leigh, UK
El Orfanato (The Orphanage), Juan Antonio Bayona, Spain
Waltz With Bashir, Ari Folman, Israel, France and Germany

European Director
Laurent Cantet for Entre Les Murs (The Class)
Andras Dresen for Wolke 9 (Cloud 9)
Ari Folman for Waltz With Bashir
Steve McQueen for Hunger
Paolo Sorrentino for Il Divo

European Actress
Hiam Abbass for Lemon Tree
Arta Dobroshi for Le Silence de Lorna (Lorna’s Silence)
Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky
Belen Rueda for El Orfanato (The Orphanage)
Kristin Scott Thomas for Il y a Longtemps que Je t’Aime (I’ve Loved You So Long)
Ursula Werner for Wolke 9 (Cloud 9)

European Actor
Michael Fassbender for Hunger
Thure Lindhardt & Mads Mikkelsen for Flammen & Citronen (Flame & Citron)
James McAvoy for Atonement
Toni Servillo for Gomorra (Gomorrah) and Il Divo
Jürgen Vogel for Die Welle (The Wave)
Elmar Wepper in Kirschbluten-Hanami (Cherry Blossoms)

To check the other categories please go here. The awards ceremony will be on December 6 in Copenhagen and if you live in Europe (or have access to TV from Europe) perhaps you will like to see the broadcast; if you do, check here to find if you're going to be able to see the broadcast.

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