Saturday, March 23, 2013

2013 Swiss Film Award Winners

Today at the awards ceremony winners were announced and as expected by me, Ursula Meier's Sister won big, including the top award.

Winners are in *BLUE. To check winners in all categories go here.

Last night the Federal Office of Culture announced the contenders for this edition. This official ceremony, known as “Nominations Night”, was held in Solothurn concert hall as part of the Solothurn Film Festival, and signals the countdown to the Swiss Film Award ceremony, which will take place on 23 March 2013 in the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices in Geneva. The guest speakers at the gala event were Federal Councillor Alain Berset, Charles Beer, President of the Executive Council of the canton of Geneva and President of the Association “Quartz” Genève Zürich, and Christian Frei, President of the Swiss Film Academy.

The awards honor ten categories and here are the nominees for the main categories where Rosie by Marcel Gisler got most nominations, 6; with three nods each, Ursula Meier's Sister, Nicolas Wadimoff's Opération Libertad and Werner Swiss Schweizer's Verliebte Feinde. The real surprise is that Sister didn't got the most nominations and that Rosie plus Verliebte Feinde seem to be interesting movies that had skipped my radar.

Best Film
Il Comandante e la Cicogna (The Commander and the Stork), Silvio Soldini
*L’Enfant d’en haut (Sister), Ursula Meier
Opération Libertad, Nicolas Wadimoff
Rosie, Marcel Gisler
Verliebte Feinde (Enemies In Love), Werner Swiss Schweizer

Best Actress
*Sibylle Brunner in Rosie
Mona Petri in Verliebte Feinde
Sabine Timoteo in Cyanure

Best Actor
Fabian Krüger in Rosie
Fabian Krüger in Verliebte Feinde
*Kacey Mottel Klein in L’Enfant d’en haut (Sister)

Best Performance in a Supporting Role
*Antonio Buil in Opération Libertad
Judith Hofmann in Rosie
Sebastian Ledesma in Rosie

Best Screenplay
Nicolas Wadimoff and Jacob Berger for Opération Libertad
Marcel Gisler and Rudolf Nadler for Rosie
*Ursula Meier and Antoine Jaccoud for L’Enfant d’en haut (Sister)

To read nominations in other categories and check info for each film go here.  Suggest to read synopsis for Rosie (has some gay interest) and Verliebte Feinde (protagonists relationship is compared to Beauvoir and Sartre).


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