‘The Favourite’ Wins Big At The 32nd European Film Awards

Variety | 12/8/2019 | Elsa Keslassy
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Yorgos Lanthimos’s “The Favourite” scooped the 32nd European Film Awards, winning best film, best comedy and best actress for Olivia Colman who previously won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Queen Anne in the film.

“The Favourite” was leading the nominations along with Pedro Almodóvar’s “Pain and Glory,” Marco Bellocchio’s “The Traitor” and Roman Polanski’s “An Officer and A Spy.”

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Lanthimos’s tragicomedy had already banked four craft prizes – cinematography, editing, costume design, and hair and makeup.

“Pain and Glory” won best actor for Antonio Banderas, who previously won best actor at Cannes. Ladj Ly’s police brutality drama “Les Miserables,” which won the jury prize at Cannes and is representing France at the Oscars, won the European Discovery award.

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Meanwhile, Celine Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” won the European Screenwriter prize. Sciamma, who had won the screenwriting award at Cannes, said she hopes that young screenwriters will get empowered by this recognition, to push for new ideas.”

“Cold War,” Pawel Pawlikowski’s black-and-white romance set in the 1950s, which won last year’s European Film Awards for best film, director and screenplay, won this year’s EFA People’s Choice Award.

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Juliette Binoche, the prolific French actor who most recently starred opposite Catherine Deneuve in “The Truth,” received the European Achievement in World Cinema...
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