Tuesday, March 05, 2013

20th Czech Lion Winners

Last Saturday the Czech Academy had the annual award ceremony and not surprisingly In The Shadow by David Ondříček, which was Czech Republic submission to 2013 Oscar, swept the awards by winning 9 of the 11 categories in which was nominated. Bohdan Sláma's Four Suns, which got the most nominations (12), was honored with only one award for Best Supporting Actress Actress Klára Melíšková.

These are the winners for top categories and to check winners in all categories please go here.

Best Picture: Ve stínu (In The Shadows), David Ondříček

Best Director: David Ondříček for Ve stínu (In The Shadows)
Best Screenplay: Marek Epstein, David Ondříček, Misha Votruba for Ve stínu (In The Shadows)

Best Actress: Gabriela Míčová in Odpad město smrt (Waste, City, and Death), Jan Hřebejk
Best Actor: Ivan Trojan in Ve stínu (In The Shadows), David Ondříček

Some news coverage in English comment how these awards fail to go beyond the most obvious choices and help further recognize upcoming talents. I tend to agree with the news. Sigh.

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