At the Seville European Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFA Productions proudly announced the nominations for the 28th European Film Awards.

Ireland’s ‘The Lobster’, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz is nominated for four awards, including European Film and European Actor for Farrell. Cannes darlings ‘Youth’ and ‘My Mother’ are also in the running for several gongs, with Roy Andersson’s existential flick ‘A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence’ in the running for three awards, and Alex Garland’s ‘Ex Machina’ – starring Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander – nominated in two categories. Asif Kapadia’s record breaking documentary ‘Amy’ – about the troubled life of Amy Winehouse – up for European Documentary.

The awards ceremony takes place on 12th December in Berlin, and Movies.ie will be on hand at the glittering ceremony to bring you the winners as they happen.

The full list of nominees is as follows…

EUROPEAN FILM 2015
‘A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence’
‘Mustang’
‘The Lobster’
‘Rams’
‘Victoria’
‘Youth’
‘The Bélier Family’
‘The Brand New Testament’

EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY 2015
‘A Syrian Love Story’
‘Amy’
‘Dancing With Maria’
‘The Look of Silence’
‘Toto and His Sisters’

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2015
Roy Andersson for ‘A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence’
Yorgos Lanthimos for ‘The Lobster’
Nanni Moretti for ‘My Mother’
Sebastian Schipper for ‘Victoria’
Paolo Sorrentino for ‘Youth’
Małgorzata Szumowska for ‘Body’

EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2015
Margherita Buy in ‘My Mother’
Laia Costa in ‘Victoria’
Charlotte Rampling in ’45 Years’
Alicia Vikander in ‘Ex Machina’
Rachel Weisz in ‘Youth’

EUROPEAN ACTOR 2015
Michael Caine in ‘Youth’
Tom Courtenay in ’45 Years’
Colin Farrell in ‘The Lobster’
Christian Friedel in ’13 Minutes’
Vincent Lindon in ‘The Measure of a Man’

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2015
Roy Andersson for ‘A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence’
Alex Garland for ‘Ex Machina’
Andrew Haigh for ’45 Years’
Radu Jude & Florin Lazarescu for ‘Aferim!’
Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthimis Filippou for ‘The Lobster’
Paolo Sorrentino for ‘Youth’

 

 

  • filmbuff2011

    Some of these nominees haven’t opened here yet (Youth opens in January and Victoria opens in April), so on the basis of what I’ve seen, The Lobster would be the top film there. I’d nominate Charlotte Rampling for 45 Years – there’s so much that goes unsaid in her heart-breaking performance.