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The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. has seen more than a few tie victories in recent years: The very first time I voted, in 2006, there was a lead-actor split between Forest Whitaker and Sacha Baron Cohen. In 2010, we awarded best director to David Fincher and Olivier Assayas, and just last year, Jennifer Lawrence and Emmanuelle Riva shared the actress prize. Whenever this happens — usually as the result of a deadlock between a near-certain Oscar contender and a gonzo left-field choice — something like a general cheer goes up from the membership for having arrived at such a happy but unexpected compromise.
Still, in my eight years as a Lafca member, I’ve never seen us share the wealth quite so lavishly as we did during yesterday’s spirited and sometimes contentious five-and-a-half-hour voting meeting, which resulted in no »
- Justin Chang
It was a big night for Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty on Saturday evening as the film took home four gongs at the 26th annual European Film Awards in Berlin - Best European Film, Best European Director (Paolo Sorrentino), Best European Actor (Toni Servillo) and Best European Editor (Cristiano Travaglioli). Veerle Baetens was named Best European Actress for The Broken Circle Breakdown, while there were also achievement awards for Pedro Almodóvar and Catherine Deneuve; check out the full list of winners here...
European Film: The Great Beauty
European Director: Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty)
European Actor: Toni Servillo (The Great Beauty)
European Comedy: Love is All You Need
European Documentary: The Act of Killing
European Animated Feature: The Congress
European Short Film: Death of a Shadow
- Gary Collinson
Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty was the big winner at this year’s European Film Awards, triumphing in four categories including Best Film, Director and Actor. Though mainly a night to celebrate for our European cousins, Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina was justly recognised for Sarah Greenwood’s exquisite production design.
Check out the full list of winners below:
The Great Beauty
Love Is All You Need
European Discovery – Prix Fipresci:
European Animated Feature Film:
European Short Film:
Paolo Sorrentino - The Great Beauty
Toni Servillo - The Great Beauty
European Cinematographer – Prix Carlo Di Palma:
Asaf Sudry - Fill The Void
Cristiano Travaglioli - The Great »
- Emma Thrower
French actor takes snowy Berlin in her stride as she wins prize at a European film awards dominated by The Great Beauty
The wet snow that fell on Berlin on Saturday evening had nothing on the froideur of Catherine Deneuve, in town to receive a lifetime achievement prize at the European film awards and not best pleased about it either. "Lifetime achievement – those are not good words," the 70-year-old French actor told the press before the ceremony. "To achieve life is to mean that you are dead. It's not an award you give to someone who is still alive."
Deneuve was honoured for an impressive 50-year back catalogue that stretches from roles in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Repulsion and Belle de Jour through to more recent work in the likes of Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark and François Ozon's Potiche. Along the way she has been »
- Xan Brooks
Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty" dominated the 26th European Film Awards taking home the best film, director, actor, and editing trophies. The counterpart of the Academy Awards completely ignored the big Cannes winner (and possibly Oscar contender) "Blue is The Warmest Color."
Here's the complete list of winners of the 26th European Film Awards:
La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty)
Love Is All You Need, Susanne Bier, Denmark
European Discovery - Prix Fipresci
European Animated Feature Film
Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty was the big winner at the 26th European Film Awards in Berlin, picking up four of the silver statuettes for European Film, European Director, European Actor for Toni Servillo, and European Editor for Cristiano Travaglioli.
The Great Beauty is Italy’s Oscar entry this year and had won the EurAsia Grand Prix at Tallinn’s Black Nights Film Festival a matter of days before the awards ceremony in Berlin.
Sorrentino could not personally accept the two awards as he is serving on the jury at the Marrakech Film festival, but producer Nicola Giuliano brought members of the cast and crew on stage to receive the audience’s applause.
- email@example.com (Martin Blaney)
Paolo Sorrentino’s Italian drama The Great Beauty picked up top prizes at the 26th European Film Awards in Berlin, including best film, director and actor.
The film, which premiered in Cannes, is Italy’s submission for the 2014 Best Foreign-Language Oscar.
Winning the top Efa prize, it beat features including Cannes-winner Blue is the Warmest Colour, which walked away empty-handed from the ceremony.
More than 2,900 members of the European Film Academy voted for the awards.
Full list of winners
The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino
Love Is All You Need, Susanne Bier
European Discovery – Prix Fipresci
European Animated Feature Film
European Short Film
Valladolid Short Film Nominee
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
(thanks, Corvo) European Film 2013 La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) European Director Paolo Sorrentino, La Grande Bellezza European Screenwriter François Ozon, Dans la maison (In the House) European Actor Toni Servillo, »
- Ryan Adams
While it has pretty much no bearing on the Oscars, winning a few key categories at the European Film Awards does serve to raise the profile of some movies that are in contention. Now, we can certainly bet that more Academy voters will be popping in their screeners of "The Great Beauty." Paolo Sorrentino's dreamlike Italian drama has won Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Toni Servillo) and Best Editor at the European Film Awards, handed out this evening in Berlin. Other big winners of note include "The Act Of Killing" in the documentary category, as well as Ari Folman's "The Congress" for Best Animated Film. The Matthias Schoenaerts-starring "Death Of A Shadow" won in the short category, while Veerle Baetans (one of our Breakthrough Performances Of 2013) took Best Actress for her turn in Belgium's Oscar contending "Broken Circle Breakdown." Check out the full slate of winners below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
"The Great Beauty," Italy's submission to the Oscars, scored four victories at Europe's equivalent to the Oscars: the European Film Awards. Than 2,900 members of the European Film Academy doled out their trophies at their ceremony in Berlin on Saturday. Best Film "The Great Beauty" (Italy/France) Best Director Paolo Sorrentino, "The Great Beauty" Best Actor Toni Servillo, "The Great Beauty" Best Actress Veerle Baetens, "The Broken Circle Breakdown" Best Screenwriter François Ozon, "In the House" Best Comedy "Love Is All You Need" (Denmark) Discovery – Prix Fipresci "Oh Boy" Best Documentary "The Act of Killing" (Denmark/Norway/UK) Best Animated Feature Film "The Congress" (Israel/Germany/Poland/Luxembourg/France/Belgium) Best Short Film "Death of a Shadow," directed by Tom Van Avermaet (Belgium/ »
As I anticipated, "The Great Beauty," Paolo Sorrentino's visually extravagant, Fellini-referencing reflection on contemporary Rome, emerged the big winner at tonight's European Film Awards in Berlin, taking four prizes for European Film of the Year, European Director of the Year, European Actor of the Year for Toni Servillo and European Editor of the Year for Cristiano Travaglioli. The film, a critics' pet since Cannes, is Italy's entry for the foreign-language Oscar; and this haul lends a handy boost to its campaign across the pond. The one award "Beauty" managed to lose was European Screenwriter of the Year, which went -- rightly, »
- Guy Lodge
Sorrentino also won the prize for best director for his film about a writer recalling the passions of his youth, while his star Tony Servillo was named best actor and Cristiano Travaglioli was named best editor.
The awards also paid tribute to French star Catherine Deneuve, who received the European Film Academy lifetime achievement award.
The full list of winners is below:
European Film The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza)
European Actress Veerle Baetens »
- Amber Wilkinson
Berlin – Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty” was the big winner at the European Film Awards on Saturday in a wintry Berlin, where the Italo pic took home prizes for best film, director, actor for Toni Servillo, and editor for Cristiano Travaglioli.
Among the femme luminaries of the Euro film scene on the red carpet were Catherine Deneuve, who was feted with the European Film Academy lifetime achievement award, Noomi Rapace, Kristin Scott Thomas and Diane Kruger. Helmer Wim Wenders, the Efa prexy, gave the award to Deneuve and said that it was difficult to stand before her as she “had made such an impact on the young filmmaker I once was.”
The male leading lights of European moviemaking at the event included Ennio Morricone, »
- Leo Barraclough
Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty" led the 26th European Film Awards, taking prizes for best film, best director, best actor and best editing. The continent's equivalent of the Oscars, the awards also saw big wins for "The Broken Circle Breakdown," "In The House" and "Love Is All You Need." Big Cannes winner "Blue Is The Warmest Color," meanwhile, was shut out entirely. Complete list of winners: European Film La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) European Director Paolo Sorrentino for La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) European Actress Veerle Baetens in The Broken Circle Breakdown European Actor Toni Servillo in La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) European Screenwriter François Ozon for Dans La Maison (In the House) European Comedy Love Is All You Need, Susanne Bier, Denmark European Discovery - Prix Fipresci Oh Boy!, Jan Ole Gerster, Germany European Animated Feature Film The Congress, Ari Folman, Israel, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, »
- Peter Knegt
The 26th European Film Awards took place Saturday in Berlin. (View the livestream here.) The winners are listed in full below. "The Great Beauty" led the field, collecting four awards, for Best Film, Director (Paolo Sorrentino), Actor (Toni Servillo) and Editor (Cristiano Travaglioli) for Italy's Oscar entry. Veerle Baetens took home Best Actress for "The Broken Circle Breakdown," Belgium's Oscar entry. Ari Folman won best animated feature for "The Congress"; Denmark's Susanne Bier won Best Comedy for "Love is All You Need"; and Best Documentary went to Joshua Oppenheimer's Oscar short-listed "Act of Killing," which is racking up wins. Ruben Alves' French/Portugese co-production "The Gilded Cage" won the European Film Awards People's Choice Award 2013. The European Film Awards is a great demonstration--unlike Cannes, for example--of how English has indeed become the international language. Wim Wenders' gave a moving tribute to life achievement »
- Anne Thompson
Decadence, violence, love and space – Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw shares his fantasy award nomination list for 2013
• The 2012 Braddies
Awards season is now upon us and here, as every year, is my personal fantasy award nomination list for 2013, whimsically called the Braddies, which covers the period running from the beginning of the calendar year to the present. There are 10 nominations in eight categories: film, director, actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, screenplay and documentary.
The reader is invited to nominate the winner in the comments section below, and perhaps to note omissions and evidence that the list betrays suggestions of sociocultural bias.
I like to think that these awards will one day evolve into an actual ceremony with chrome-and-glass statuettes, sponsorship from Sky Atlantic and a televised evening presided over by Dara Ó Briain or Mariella Frostrup. But until then, it exists in a world of fantasy only. And so, »
- Peter Bradshaw
With Paolo Sorrentino’s latest film The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza) provoking strong reactions, both positive and negative, across the globe, Neal Dhand spoke to the man about his motivations behind making the film.
La dolce vita is a masterpiece, and like all masterpieces, in some way, it alters our way of feeling, our perception of things. It is a movie that has burrowed away inside me for a long time. But La dolce vita is a masterpiece. La grande bellezza is only a movie.
- Neal Dhand
Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo) is celebrating his 65th birthday just like any of the aging social elite in Rome, with a party of hedonistic opulence where the seniors prove that they can party just as heartily as the raving hipsters. The crowd is of cultivated character that spans several generational divides, the beautiful youngsters mingle with the formerly-known-as-beautiful elders. As the bass of the music bumps and thumps its way through the pulsating pelvises across the endless dance floor, sounds from other musical eras and styles seamlessly slither their way in and out the mix. All the while, the extravagance of the visual style seems fitting for Gatsby, just as the pleasure-filled decadence seems almost appropriate for Caligula. This world is as post-modern as it is classical -- the same might be said for modern day Rome. »
- Don Simpson
★★★★☆ The phenomenal success of Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty (2013) would appear to be the contributing factor behind Stefano Incerti's 2010 drama finally seeing the distribution light of day over here in the UK. Like the former, this film also stars the great Toni Servillo, but any further similarities ends there. Gorbaciof is as far removed from Sorrentino's opulent and richly-textured world as you can get, but this isn't a criticism. The film packs an equally as powerful emotional punch in its own quiet and undemanding way, drawing you intimately into the world of its central character and his numerous foibles.
- CineVue UK
The characters in Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty like to refer to themselves as royalty: “The King of the High Life,” “the Queen of Misfits,” and so on. There are even some actual princesses — aging, shrewish ones. They haunt galleries and marble-decked salons and piazzas surrounded by statues of gods and kings and saints. But framed against those silent, immobile creatures of the past, today’s wannabes look like a small, sorry lot. They’ve got money and influence to burn, but they’ve got nowhere to go.Sorrentino’s hero is an aging author named Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo), who wrote a best-selling masterpiece of Italian literature 40 years ago and has been living off its success these many decades. He hasn’t written anything of note since, save the occasional magazine profile. Instead, Jep gives parties — amazing, explosive, eat-your-heart-out-Gatsby parties — for Rome’s moneyed classes. Sorrentino, unrepentant aesthete that he is, »
- Bilge Ebiri
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