Monday, March 02, 2015

17th Polskich Nagród Filmowych Orły (Eagle Awards) Winners

Gods by Łukasz Palkowski was the big winner in last night awards ceremony as won seven (7) awards from the 12 nominations it got. Palkowski's film was a Polish box office success so is no surprise that film also won the Audience Award.

The second film in the award winners ranking is Warsaw '44 with 3 awards. Although nominated in 11 categories, Jack Strong only collected one, Best Actress for Maja Ostaszewska.

Winners are in *BLUE.  To check winners in all categories go official site here, available only in Polish; for English go here.

Yesterday the Independent Film Foundation announced the nominations for current year Eagle Awards and Bogowie (Gods) by Lukasz Palkowski leads the pack with 12 nominations followed by Jack Strong by Wladyslaw Pasikowski with 11 and Miasto 44 (Warsaw ‘44) by Jan Komasa with 8.

The nominated films were chosen in 19 categories out of 42 feature films released in Polish cinemas in 2014 and 85 documentaries.

Here are the nominees for main categories.

Best Film
*Bogowie (Gods)
Jack Strong
Miasto 44 (Warsaw ‘44)

Best Directing
Jan Komasa for Miasto 44 (Warsaw ‘44)
*Łukasz Palkowski for Bogowie (Gods)
Władysław Pasikowski for Jack Strong

Best Actress
Agata Kulesza in Pani z przedszkola (The Kindergarten Teacher)
*Maja Ostaszewska in Jack Strong
Zofia Wichłacz in Miasto 44 (Warsaw ‘44)

Best Actor
Marcin Dorociński in Jack Strong
Robert Więckiewicz for Pod mocnym aniolem (The Mighty Angel)
*Tomasz Kot for Bogowie (Gods)

Best Documentary
Efekt domina (The Domino Effects), Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosolowski
*Powstanie Warszawskie (Warsaw Uprising), Jan Komasa
Sen o Warszawie (A Dream of Warsaw), Krzysztof Magowski

Best European Film
*Leviathan, Russia
Nymphomaniac, UK, France, Germany, Denmark and Belgium
La Grande Bellezza, Italy

To check nominations in all categories go here, available only in Polish, or here for English. Polish Film Awards – The Eagles are organized by the Independent Film Foundation since 1999 and are considered to be the Polish equivalent of American Oscars, French Cesar awards and British BAFTA awards. The films are chosen by over 600 members of the Polish Film Academy in a two-step vote. The 2015 Polish Eagles Ceremony will take place on 2 March 2015 in Warsaw and will be nationally broadcast by TVP 2.

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