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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2014

Nominated
Oscar
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Belgium

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2013

Nominated
ACCA
Best Foreign Language Film
Belgium

Berlin International Film Festival 2013

Won
Label Europa Cinemas
Felix van Groeningen

Felix van Groeningen is a real filmmaker. This is a beautiful and original way of looking at a ... More

Felix van Groeningen is a real filmmaker. This is a beautiful and original way of looking at a mother and father's relationship with their terminally sick daughter. We especially liked the cinematography, the non-linear structure of the story, and the fact that he avoids easy emotional manipulation while dealing with a tough subject. The music from the parents' bluegrass band is not just the soundtrack but a source of energy and hope for everyone. The clear message is that we must invest in scientific research and not allow religion or politics to interfere.

Won
Panorama Audience Award
Fiction Film
Felix van Groeningen

Bodil Awards 2014

Nominated
Bodil
Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke-amerikanske film)
Felix van Groeningen

Chlotrudis Awards 2014

Won
Chlotrudis Award
Buried Treasure

CinEuphoria Awards 2015

Won
CinEuphoria
Top Ten of the Year - International Competition
Felix van Groeningen
Nominated
CinEuphoria
Best Director - International Competition
Felix van Groeningen
Best Actor - International Competition
Johan Heldenbergh
Best Film - International Competition
Felix van Groeningen

CPH PIX 2013

Won
Politiken's Audience Award
Felix van Groeningen

Críticos de Cinema Online Portugueses Awards 2015

Nominated
CCOP
Best Film Not in the Portuguese/English Language (Melhor Filme em Língua Não-Portuguesa/Inglesa)
Felix van Groeningen
Belgium

César Awards, France 2014

Won
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Felix van Groeningen

David di Donatello Awards 2015

Nominated
David
Best European Film (Miglior Film dell'Unione Europea)
Felix van Groeningen (director)

Denver Film Critics Society 2014

Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Foreign Language Film

Denver International Film Festival 2014

Nominated
People's Choice Award
Feature Film
Felix van Groeningen

European Film Awards 2013

Won
European Film Award
European Actress
Veerle Baetens
Nominated
Audience Award
Felix van Groeningen
Nominated
European Film Award
European Director
Felix van Groeningen
European Actor
Johan Heldenbergh
European Screenwriter
Felix van Groeningen
Carl Joos
European Film
Felix van Groeningen
Dirk Impens

Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival 2013

Won
Golden Dolphin
Best Film
Felix van Groeningen

Film Club's The Lost Weekend 2014

Won
Lost Weekend Award
Best Film
Best Actor
Johan Heldenbergh
Best Actress
Veerle Baetens
Best Supporting Actress
Nell Cattrysse
Best Director
Felix van Groeningen
Won
Lost Weekend's Most Talked About Movie

Film Festival Oostende 2013

Won
Ensor
Best Film
Felix van Groeningen
Best Director
Felix van Groeningen
Best Actress
Veerle Baetens
Best Cinematography
Ruben Impens
Best Music
Bjorn Eriksson
Best Production Design
Kurt Rigolle
Best Editor
Nico Leunen
Nominated
Ensor
Best Actor
Johan Heldenbergh

Hawaii International Film Festival 2013

Won
EuroCinema Hawai'i Award
Best Film
Felix van Groeningen

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013

Nominated
Audience Award
Felix van Groeningen

LUX Prize 2013

Won
Lux Prize
Felix van Groeningen

Melbourne International Film Festival 2013

3rd place
Most Popular Feature Film
Felix van Groeningen
2nd Runner-up

Norwegian International Film Festival 2013

Won
Audience Award
Felix van Groeningen

Palic Film Festival 2013

Nominated
Golden Tower
Best Film
Felix van Groeningen

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2014

Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Best Foreign Language Film
Felix van Groeningen

A country song of a film - with all the love, pain, tragedy, and heartache life can throw at you. A... More

A country song of a film - with all the love, pain, tragedy, and heartache life can throw at you. A testament to the human spirit and how we can endure almost anything as long as there is even a sliver of hope or faith. Set in the small country of Belgium, this is a very personal story mirroring the ultimate decline of the American dream.

Nominated
Audience Award
Best Narrative Feature
Felix van Groeningen

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2013

Nominated
SDFCS Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Score
Bjorn Eriksson

Satellite Awards 2013

Won
Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture, International Film
Belguim

Sedona International Film Festival 2014

Won
Audience Award
Best Foreign Feature Film
Felix van Groeningen (director)
Won
Director's Choice Award
Best Foreign Feature Film
Felix van Groeningen (director)

Seville European Film Festival 2013

Won
Grand Audience Award
Felix van Groeningen

Sydney Film Festival 2013

Nominated
Sydney Film Prize
Best Film
Felix van Groeningen

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2013

Won
Audience Award
Felix van Groeningen

Tribeca Film Festival 2013

Won
Jury Award
Best Actress in a Narrative Feature
Veerle Baetens

Jury Comments: "We've selected a woman who shows herself to be a totally committed and fiercely ... More

Jury Comments: "We've selected a woman who shows herself to be a totally committed and fiercely versatile actress. Veerle Baetens' character goes from a sunny free spirit to grieving wife and mother, and no matter where we are in the course of that journey, this actress shows us the light burning inside her character, one that both sustains and destroys. She is the heart and soul of the movie, and her performance is nothing short of a tour de force."

Best Screenplay for a Narrative Feature
Carl Joos
Felix van Groeningen

Jury Comments: "The Broken Circle Breakdown is a true original, starting with the eclectic ... More

Jury Comments: "The Broken Circle Breakdown is a true original, starting with the eclectic ingredients in its dynamic screenplay: a romance of opposites, a battle between spiritual faith and secular humanism, triggered by unthinkable tragedy, a Flemish bluegrass band. With dialogue that spans the sweetly flirtatious and the operatically confrontational -- and with dollops of humor and a pure, deep love of music - the film leaps nimbly back and forth in time to conjure vivid characters who face down literal life-or-death issues. They win both our rapt interest and our greatest empathy; they make us both think and feel."

Nominated
Jury Award
Best Narrative Feature
Felix van Groeningen

Vancouver International Film Festival 2013

Nominated
Most Popular Film
Felix van Groeningen

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2013

Won
WAFCA Award
Best Foreign Language Film

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