The European Film Awards take place on December 1st this year. Movies.ie will be on hand to bring you all the results from the ceremony, but until then, here are 10 things you need to know about the European Film Academy and the European Film Awards
The European Film Awards are presented annually by the European Film Academy.
The European Film Academy was founded in November 1988 by a group of filmmakers who came together in Berlin on the occasion of the first presentation of the European Film Awards.
Ireland has 37 members in the European Film Academy.
Award nominees are restricted to European cinema, producers, directors and actors
The host cities alternate; EFA hometown of Berlin hosts the awards every two years, and other European cities get their chance every other year.
This year, the European Film Awards take place in Malta on December 1st
The awards were originally called the Felix Awards but the name was changed… Possibly to avoid confusion with a Canadian accolade of the same name.
The European Film Awards mark the beginning of awards season, which includes the Oscars, the Golden Globes and the BAFTA awards.
This year, actress Helen Mirren will be presented with the award for European Achievement in World Cinema
This year, the nominees include…
EUROPEAN FILM 2012: Amour (Love) Barbara Caesar Must Die Untouchable The Hunt Shame
EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2012: Nuri Bilge Ceylan for Once Upon a Time in Anatolia Michael Haneke for Amour Steve McQueen for Shame Paolo & Vittorio Taviani for Caesar Must Die Thomas Vinterberg for The Hunt
EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2012: Emilie Dequenne in Our Children Nina Hoss in Barbara Emmanuelle Riva in Amour Margarethe Tiesel in Paradise: Love Kate Winslet in Carnage
EUROPEAN ACTOR 2012: François Cluzet & Omar Sy in Untouchable Michael Fassbender in Shame Mads Mikkelsen in The Hunt Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Jean-Louis Trintignant in Amour
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2012: ALOIS NEBEL directed by Tomáš Luňák ARRUGAS (Wrinkles) directed by Ignacio Ferreras THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS directed by Peter Lord
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD for Best European Film: The Artist Barbara The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Caesar Must Die Come as You Are Headhunters In Darkness The Iron Lady Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Shame Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Untouchable